Friday, December 16, 2011

And the winners are . . .

So, since Dena wanted a little mini sock to hold her shuttle, I knit her a purple one.  I'm sending her a purple shuttle (from Anika's shop here) to go inside it because, well, when I saw that purple shuttle I knew Dena needed it.  (She is crazy about purple).  I knit myself a soft and colorful little sock because I still like that yarn - I have a pair of socks for myself that I knit out of it here.  

So, first to answer a few questions:

Caseymini - I'll email you a pattern.

Kathy Niklewicz - I have heard of Althea Crome and I think her work is AMAZING.  (For those of you not familiar with her, do check out Bugknits and be amazed yourself.)  I can't begin to knit that small - six complete sweaters on her finger?  for real? - because my eyes just aren't that good anymore.
For these little mini socks I used regular sock yarn - all of it leftover from socks I've knit for myself or my family.  When I knit socks for myself, I use a size 1 or 2 so the stitches will be tight and firm.  I knit all of these on a size 3 so they'd be loose, squishy soft and stretchy. 

Jane - you asked for it, you got it.

Isdihara - I haven't seen Lynne Gillies knit stockings or sock monkeys.  Dena and I tried to see the tiny sock monkey on Facebook but couldn't.  Do you have another link?  I have seen a mini monkey on ravelry and it is adorable.  Again, too small for my old eyes to enjoy knitting.

Ok, on to the winners . . . .
Lace-Lovin' Librarian, 
Kathy Niklewicz, 
Happy Bluebird, 
Jane Eboral, 
Sharon D., 
and Bett  
please email me your snail mail addresses and I'll get these in the mail.

Yes, that's right . . . everyone who wanted one is getting a mini shuttle sock.  Well, all but one.  

Jane Eborall is getting a mini shuttle mitten because she likes to be different.

Here is the whole mess of them - mine and Dena's, Jane's mitten and a whole lotta mini socks.

And Kathy and Isdihara - here is about the smallest knitting I really want to do.  This little sock was knit on size 0000 needles with regular sock yarn.  It would be smaller if I had knit it with lace weight yarn or tatting thread.  

When I was a young girl (fourth or fifth grade) my Mother knit on straight pins, the 1" long ones used for sewing using sewing thread instead of yarn.  It was for a history project where I dressed my barbie doll as a settler and built her a covered wagon.  I still have the dress, but not the knitting.  That was crazy small knitting.


Dena said...

Thank you.
I can't believe I won a mini stocking because I didn't think I was even in the drawing. Thank you very much especially since you made it in purple for me

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

How exciting! The only mini-knitting I've ever seen was a small piece my mom made for the cover of my home ec project in junior high. I thought my mom was the most extraordinary person in the world... my cover had knitting on tooth picks!

Thank you for this wonderful giveaway! I'm excited!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Those are so cute; congrats to the winners.
Merry Christmas from Thistle Cove Farm.

Kathy Niklewicz said...

What a NICE surprise! As a knitter myself, I certainly appreciate the skill used here! Although I can handle size 1 double-pointed needles (but knit loosely, so the gauge might be equivalent to size 3), I can't knit something this tiny! Regular socks are more my comfort zone! And turning the heel on these? Amazing!

Thanks again!! I'll send my address this evening!

Happy Bluebird said...

Awesome! Many thanks - these are adorable shuttle socks. I don't knit - and I don't get how you can make them so tiny :)

Sending my address - thanks again!

Sharon D. said...

I can't beleive I won one of your mini socks. Thanks

tatting-marie said...

What a nice present. Thanks so much. Now I have to decide which shuttle gets to "hide out" in it's new home.

Bonnie said...

WOW that is a small small sock (the thought of your mother knitting with straight pins is amazing), that you made Ms. Jane a mitten is too funny, and that I'm a winner is awesome. Another fun post to read, thank you.

Caseymini said...

Teresa, I tried to make a comment the first day that I found out I had won. For some reason, I couldn't get it to work. Thank you so much. I love the socks! They are fantastic. As soon as you send the pattern, I am going to get right to work!

Val said...

Hi Teresa! Thanks, the fabulous sock found me last night! I was pleasantly surprised. Think I'd totally missed your announcement about the winners! ;p
Sorry for the trouble you had to go through to get to me.

Happy New Year!


Francine said...

Hi Theresa. I realize this blog is a few years young, but would you by any chance have the pattern for the mini shuttle sock and mitten. I bought 4 in long knitting needles and love to work with the. When I saw you sock pattern I really wanted to knit on my mini needles, but couldn't find a pattern. Is the mitten done on 4 needles too? I would like to knit them for my shuttles (not that I really know how to tat - only a bit, but trying to learn) and then make some for my grandchildren as ornaments.

Thank you in advance


Teresa said...

Francine - Teresa from stitch in' n knitting (ourknit If you send me your email address, I can send you the pattern.

Francine said...

Hi Teresa

I sent my email address thank you. I'm asking for the mini sock patter, but also wondered if you also had the mini mitten pattern please?

I love miniature knits, well the size of these are small enough lol.

Thank you and have a great day