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post #21 of 635
Can I have a link to the mini bella mitten pattern please?

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post #22 of 635
Thread Starter 
Flapjack, here's a link to the blog with pattern for the Bella mittens:

http://subliminalrabbit.blogspot.com...d-pattern.html

It looks like it's just for adults, although someone mentioned that she is making them with worsted wool and smaller needles, for her nine year old.

Since I don't knit, I don't know whether the pattern would adjust down to a smaller size easily or not -- hopefully iowaorganic will post back and let you know.
post #23 of 635
Well- Both of my DC were crazy about my bellas (double stranded pf ww with size 8s) so I tested one out of a single strand of ww with size 4 needles. It makes a perfect toddler size (well my kids are pretty big for thier age- but like to fit the average 4 year old. I could weight them- but less than 100 gr. Oh- and I didn't use pf for them- they would have itched to death. Thiers are cascade or some other random wool from my stash.

now I have no reason to do this but I believe you could keep sizing them up with like a strand of ww and a strand of sport and size 6.

eta- yesterday I set up my sewing machine and finished up potholders! So that means I am 51/52?
post #24 of 635
Thread Starter 
Yes, Iowaorganic, you are at 51/52.
post #25 of 635
I'm nearly there too. I have the arms finished on the neighbourly and I'm just going to pick up stitches for the collar. I kind of ignored the pattern slightly.

IO, thankyou My DD is a typical 4yo, and my big boys are ungrateful brutes who are never again getting handknits- they're growing so fast that if the first half of a pair of knucks fits perfectly, by the time I finished the second two days later both were too small. How is this even possible?
post #26 of 635
I just finished my first project I've made a flickr set to keep photos of all of my projects in one place.

Little Explorer shorts for DS

Close up of the turtle applique on the pocket

51/52

Next project: a cloth nappy (more if I get time) using the Chloe Toes pattern
post #27 of 635
I finished my first pair of socks!!! Finally! I think my next project will be fixing the wool ball I made for my boys that the dog decided to tear up!
post #28 of 635
OK, I'm going to try this, but I'm going to try to keep business and personal projects separate (since items I sell rarely end up as ufo's anyhow). Though I am going to try to make as much as possible from my stash and stop buying materials too. I just have too much stuff. (As I write this, a package of yarn I just bought sits on my porch awaiting my return home, I'm afraid). I'm starting this coming week, since I'm not home until tonight and have no access to projects now.

I'm sure I have WAY more than 52 projects as well, running the full range from clothing, quilts, scrapbook stuff, miscellaneous gifts and unfinished knit-crochet-felted projects, ugh

And now there are 3 spinners in the group!
post #29 of 635
I just have to say that I am so relieved to read that many of you have so many ufo's. I get stressed out if I have ten, but more than 52, maybe I should relax a bit!
post #30 of 635
Yay! I am now 49/52! I finsihed up baby doll clothes and finished DSs bella mitten (spent way too much time in the car this weekend). I worked on my feb lady sweater- till I needed another ball of yarn I didn't have with me- then I cast on for DDs bella mittens- the first is almost 1/4 of the way done!

Tomorrow is working on DDs bday dress in hopes of finishing by tuesday!
post #31 of 635
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Originally Posted by MamaWolfe View Post
I just have to say that I am so relieved to read that many of you have so many ufo's. I get stressed out if I have ten, but more than 52, maybe I should relax a bit!

Mamawolfe- you have no idea the kind of problem with this that some of us have. My mom is just as bad and is a huge enabler. Like- IO- I was shopping and this was on clearance- I though you would love these 4 yards or 8 packs of rickrack or whatever. I love it- but drag home way too much.
post #32 of 635
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Originally Posted by iowaorganic View Post
Yay! I am now 49/52! I finsihed up baby doll clothes and finished DSs bella mitten (spent way too much time in the car this weekend). I worked on my feb lady sweater- till I needed another ball of yarn I didn't have with me- then I cast on for DDs bella mittens- the first is almost 1/4 of the way done!

Tomorrow is working on DDs bday dress in hopes of finishing by tuesday!
Oh my goodness!!! How on earth do you manage to get so much done with all your littlies? Seriously ... I'd love some tips. I think I'm doing well if I manage to knit 3 rounds of a pair of longies per day. I'd like to be more productive in my crafting, but I can't figure out where to make the time happen. Do you wait until your LO's are in bed?
post #33 of 635
Thread Starter 
I got two pairs of fleece pjs cut out today, but haven't sewn them yet, so end this week still at 51/52.

YAY for those who are doing so well!

And, yes, some of us have waaaay lots of projects. I remember years ago when I was in college, wondering what was WRONG with the women who'd come into the fabric store I worked at, who would just buy yardages and say they weren't sure what for, but they liked it; or joked about their room full of fabric at home. I was a bit smug about thinking I'd never be that way.

My, how the mighty have fallen. I started by stocking up on projects for during the semester when I wasn't working; especially things that were on sale .... and it just has cascaded from there. I think I honestly could sew full-time for a year (someone else do all the child care, cooking, cleaning) - and I would still have projects left. So hopefully this challenge will get me more on track, at least!
post #34 of 635
I finished a scarf yesterday, am 99% done with my first ever felted project and 50% done with my second. I need to get dh's pencil roll done tomorrow, it's all cut out. I also started a hat for dh that when finished will be 5' long. I made two for the kids for the holidays.
post #35 of 635
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Originally Posted by Peppermint Poppies View Post
Oh my goodness!!! How on earth do you manage to get so much done with all your littlies? Seriously ... I'd love some tips. I think I'm doing well if I manage to knit 3 rounds of a pair of longies per day. I'd like to be more productive in my crafting, but I can't figure out where to make the time happen. Do you wait until your LO's are in bed?

Well- We were gone all weekend and spent like 14 hours in the car- so lots of knitting time. But except for last weekend- we have been housebound because it has been so stinking cold and Dh has been moving corn and I won't let the kids play outside at all if there are trucks coming in and out. My kids really entertain themselves well too. They color or play with thier dolls or tractors or color some more. But I am NOT this productive all the time. Oh- and I usually set up my sewing machine on either the kitchen table or the dining room table so I am right there to watch the kids play or color and of course answer questions.
post #36 of 635
Okay, I'm in.

I've got to finish:

newborn diapers (12)
newborn longies (green & cream stripe)
small longies (mustard & paprika stripe)
wool wrap (brown)
wool wrap (green & brown)
felted bowl set
knit coffee sleeves (2)
fingerless mitts
legwarmers

Kat
post #37 of 635
Yay! I got DDs birthday dress done! Super cute- but perhaps way too long? I hope not- will post pics hopefully tomorrow. It was a very easy pattern that I have made before- so it whipped up pretty quickly!

So I am now 48/52. I need to reevaluate my priority list.
post #38 of 635
What a great idea! I need some motivation to get stuff DONE.

UFOs I have currently pending (not all begun, but almost all are already purchased and waiting to be worked on):

Knitting
*dh's hat
*O's hat
*5 gnome babies
*wash clothes (several!)

Scrapbooking
*Christmas album
*There's Two of Them (twins) album
*baby albums x6
*set up Library of Memories albums
*52Q
*Father's Day album for dh
*ongoing pages
*ongoing card stash replenishing

Cross Stitch
*Don't put it down--put it away
*Cord of three strands
*for dh's birthday
*little guys'

Sewing
*table runner x2
*baby clothes wall quilt
*quilt for dd
*napkins
*placemats
*dd's curtains
*little guys curtains
*big boys curtains
*front room curtains
*kitchen wall quilts x4 (seasonal)

WOW. I've never typed out a list of crafts I wanted to complete, before today. I had no idea I'd be this close to 52 projects.

And these are just the currently pending projects! I was wanting to begin Christmas crafting early this year...I think I may faint.
post #39 of 635
I'm not sure I can finish a project a week given all my other responsibilities, but I'm willing to commit to making progress on a project each week.

Current project list in no particular order:
-Crochet Shawl for me
-Knit Jayne hat for K
-Knit Jayne hat for me
-Sew boxes for family (xmas gifts - Need to make 12)
-Finish transforming elastic waist skirt that ripped into a wrap style skirt
-Finish sewing 3 aprons
-No-sew Elvis fleece blanket

I'm sure there are more.
post #40 of 635
This is SOOOO what I need to complement my other goals for 2010!!!!

I have a list a mile long in my head. My projects are mostly time-consuming, so I'll be happy just completing *some*. One a week seems insurmountable at the moment, but the real goal is to WORK on something crafty each week (for me). I have a wicker basket (laundry basket size) filled with sewing projects. I have several quilting projects in my head and already have the majority of the supplies for each one. I scrapbook and have a goal for 2010 to finish the three album series I am in the midst of with an ultimate goal of scrappin' every physical photograph we own. I have a different plan for digital pics and am working on that concurrently. I just learned to knit (relearned since childhood) and I am in the midst of a few of these projects, too. I paint, also, and have QUITE a few in-progress projects going (not fine art type painting, but rather craft painting).

Technically, I don't suppose gardening and cooking are considered "crafts" in this forum, but I gotta tell ya I am learning both and definitely approach them like all other crafts. I've got long lists of goals for both of these, too!

We had a major flood in May 2009 and my sewing/painting room *just* got put back together around Thanksgiving. I had one more item to replace from the flood and I just placed that order today....an ironing board cover. I FINALLY found what I have been looking for!!!! I got the kind with the gridlines and am soooo looking forward to it arriving. I have found it nearly impossible to do any sewing or quilting without an ironing board cover.

I'll sub and report back on my progress...
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