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DotMom61
01-08-2006, 04:18 PM
Hi guys ...

In recent weeks I have had several people contact me about knitting for the kids at the hospital my DS goes to. This is pretty cool considering that before DS was done with his in-patient chemo, I had talked with the Child Life Specialist there about doing the same thing!

I just sent her an email and asked for a list of the kids that are still receiving in-patient chemo. I've asked for their age, gender and some of their interests. I also asked her to check and see if we could have their first names, as well.

So, here is my idea: Once we get the list, you can choose a child to knit something for. (Please let me know who you choose so we don't all end up knitting for the same child!! :lol:) My suggestions for projects are hats, scarves, mittens, felted clogs, totes/purses, fingerless gloves, or any other small project that you feel moved to make.

Once you are ready to mail your project, please PM me, and I will give you my address, and we'd be happy to take care of delivering these projects.

I'd also like to encourage you to knit for your local children's hospital or cancer center, or perhaps the local neonatal unit.

So ... would anyone care to post links to patterns for this???

KellyK
01-08-2006, 06:21 PM
Jul...could you post some guidelines for chemo cap sizes for kids? I was sad when I made one for my DHs friend, because although it was soft and lovely, it was too big for a bald head.

Ill knit for girls, as I have 4 skeins of KPs Shine in Apricot. Will just need their names and sizes. Id LOVE to have Julie's hat pattern!

Also....since i will be making another pair of clogs DURING the class that Im teaching, I will donate those (or, Il will tell Chix With Stix that THEY Are donating those, as it will technically be their yarn)!

Do you think we'll receive the list within the week?

Julie
01-08-2006, 11:10 PM
Kelly, I'll e-mail you the pattern right away...but it's in infant and adult sizes though...can you do the math or should I do it for you? ;)

Julie, I'm SO in on this...I can't wait!! :cheering:

KellyK
01-09-2006, 12:06 AM
Which was the one you had with you at the knit-together? That looked like a kid's size to me.....

If you would do the math, Id be forever endebted to ya!! :heart:

Julie
01-09-2006, 12:15 AM
The one I had with me actually fits my head...I think if I took out one pattern repeat it would be a great kid size :thumbsup:

I'll send it to you with some notes, probably in the morning. :D

KellyK
01-09-2006, 12:24 AM
THANKS, Jul!!! :heart:

DotMom61
01-09-2006, 11:50 AM
Jul...could you post some guidelines for chemo cap sizes for kids? I was sad when I made one for my DHs friend, because although it was soft and lovely, it was too big for a bald head.

Ill knit for girls, as I have 4 skeins of KPs Shine in Apricot. Will just need their names and sizes. Id LOVE to have Julie's hat pattern!

Also....since i will be making another pair of clogs DURING the class that Im teaching, I will donate those (or, Il will tell Chix With Stix that THEY Are donating those, as it will technically be their yarn)!

Do you think we'll receive the list within the week?

Well, I wish I could give you a time frame as to when I'll have the list, but as much as I love our Child Life Specialist, getting to things like this is not usually quick or dependable. I'll keep bugging her!! :-)

Let's do this ... for starteres, I'll just list a couple of patients that I am personally aware of, and I'll make sure that any items get delivered either to the hospital, or to the nurse in the clinic. Here are the kids and some ideas I think would be good for them:

P. - boy; age 19 - loves video games and computer; has a PSP -- some ideas: knitted cozy for the PSP, felted clogs -- must be slip-proof, though, 'cause he's on crutches, scarf, cool hat.

J. -- girl; age 2-3 -- an adorable little girl with big brown eyes, and recently departed lovely brown, curly hair -- some ideas: perhaps one of Julie's lovely hats??? (hint hint!)

J. -- boy; age 6 mos -- this little guy was diagnosed when he was merely 3 weeks old, and man-oh-man is he a charmer! He also has a twin sister & a 2-year-old sister, and the parents have gone to monumental lengths to keep the family united -- some ideas: little boots; mittens; hats; sweater -- is there any way you could do something for his siblings, too???

A. -- boy; age 9/10 -- loves the Cubs, video games, board games, etc.; has been quite sick -- I'm not quite sure what would be good for this guy, but he's really a fun-loving kid. Perhaps a hat, scarf or felted clogs? Think about it and see what inspires you. His mother is also a lovely person, and she has had a lot to deal with. I don't feel like it's my place to share personal information here, but this family has really gone through a lot in the past year. Oh, and there are Dad and big brother, too.

A. -- boy; age 10 -- don't know much about this guy except that he's on recurrence #3 or 4. -- Same ideas as above.

L. -- girl; age 17 (I think) -- somewhat quiet girl; very petite -- would probably love a lacey-edged hat, scarf, mittens ...

A. -- girl; age 15 -- typical teenage girl who would probably love some of the funkier stuff off of Knitty.

That's about all I can think of at the moment. Hopefully, I'll get a list from my friend in the not-too-distant future, and I'll get it out to you as soon as I do.

Thanks, everyone! You guys are the best!

DotMom61
01-09-2006, 11:54 AM
Oh, Kelly ... I forgot about sizing. I'm afraid I'm not going to be much help here, other than to say that I would knit for a typical size for the kid in question, and maybe snug it up a bit.

Head Huggers (http://www.headhuggers.org) might have some suggestions????

Emeraldcutie
01-09-2006, 12:29 PM
Hi Julie

I would like to help out. Would it be okay if I crocheted the hats. I found two really cute patterns from the site above.

Laura

Julie
01-09-2006, 01:02 PM
Julie, I would loooove to knit for J., the 6-mo old boy, and his siblngs :D You know you have to twist my arm to get me to knit cute li'l girl stuff! :inlove:

KellyK
01-09-2006, 03:34 PM
I will make a Julies hat with my Apricot Shine for the 2/3 yr old little girl. And maybe some matching socks??

Would the 17-yr old girl like a hat in the apricot color? Maybe with matching wrist warmers?

And, I will definitely do clogs for someone. Will just need sizes. I guess those can wait until Julie gets back to you, Julie. :thumbsup:

DotMom61
01-09-2006, 05:30 PM
Hi Julie

I would like to help out. Would it be okay if I crocheted the hats. I found two really cute patterns from the site above.

Laura

Laura ... ABSOLUTELY!!!

DotMom61
01-09-2006, 05:33 PM
Julie, I would loooove to knit for J., the 6-mo old boy, and his siblngs :D You know you have to twist my arm to get me to knit cute li'l girl stuff! :inlove:

:cheering: Oh, I can't wait to see what you pick! :cheering:

DotMom61
01-09-2006, 05:36 PM
I will make a Julies hat with my Apricot Shine for the 2/3 yr old little girl. And maybe some matching socks??

Would the 17-yr old girl like a hat in the apricot color? Maybe with matching wrist warmers?

And, I will definitely do clogs for someone. Will just need sizes. I guess those can wait until Julie gets back to you, Julie. :thumbsup:

Kelly,

Edited 'cause I got my teenage girls mixed up.
I think the 17yo girl would LOVE the hat and wrist warmers!!! Go for it!

As for clog sizes ... oh, my. Well, I just don't know. Maybe men's medium and instructions for felting? Although then you couldn't make them slip resistant. :thinking: Hmmm ... deserves some pondering.

Oh, and I think all of you need to change your name to "Julie" because this isn't confusing enough.

:D

KellyK
01-10-2006, 12:42 PM
GREAT news!! Dana at Chix With Stix LOVES the idea of donating any clogs I make in the classes I teach to kids at RMCH!! That may only equal 1 pair per month, but STILL!

I can include a cheery note from me, adding something at the bottom like "yarn for these clogs was donated by Chix With Stix in Forest Park, IL" right?

DotMom61
01-10-2006, 07:20 PM
Kelly --

That is so cool! And, yes, I would think that a note inside would be a great idea. Oooo ... and something else just came to mind ... what if we offered to teach knitting classes to the kids when they're up there!!!!??? :cheering: There are at least 2 or 3 teenage girls that are getting treatments, and I can see that this would be a cool thing for them to get into.

They already have an art group coming in about once a week, but what if we offered to come in once a month or something (or maybe Dana could help us out rounding up volunteers, too) ... that would be so cool. Most of the projects they currently offer up there are geared to preschool- & early elementary-aged kids. I think something for the upper elementary & teenage kids would be really neat!!! And what if they included the Mom's (and Dads?) as well??? OK ... I'm thinking out loud now ...

Hmmm :thinking: Let me talk to Julie.

KellyK
01-10-2006, 09:17 PM
Well, Ms. Jul...the same thing ran through my head! I think you should come up for open knit night at Chix a couple of Wednesdays and WORK that into conversation!! ;)

DotMom61
01-10-2006, 10:12 PM
Well, Kelly, I think you and I could be the impetus for the knitting class, and then perhaps we could get various yarn stores -- including C w/ S -- to donate yarn. Then we'd just have to find a good source for needles -- maybe some of the bigger chain stores could help out w/ that -- like Joanne's, H.L. or Michaels? Or, we might even be able to contact some of the needle manufacturers directly to get needle donations.

Oooo ... these wheels are spinnin' now!!!

KellyK
01-10-2006, 10:21 PM
ORRRRRRRRRRR we could get our LYS owners to hit up their distributors for donations of supplies! :cheering:

Julie
01-11-2006, 02:33 AM
Julie, I would ask at W&Co about yarn, too...I seem to remember something in their newsletter about donating yarn for charity proects.

And KK, mea culpa, I am so sorry I haven't gotten the pattern to you yet. The last 48 hours have been nuts and my computer time has been a little limited. And I have to go to bed now or I'll get a lecture in the morning. :roflhard:

But wait, there's a crying child, my night isn't over yet....... ;)

foldedbird
01-11-2006, 03:02 AM
I've somehow missed this thread! Just wanted to let you know that I'm so proud of all of you for doing this. The 3 week old baby just breaks my heart. I just know that everything you're doing will bring some comfort to these children.

The work my knitting group has done has really changed my life...just wait, this will happen to you too (if it hasn't already)!!!

D

DotMom61
01-11-2006, 12:32 PM
Thanks, Denise ... I think the kids (big *and* little) will really love the hand-knit stuff, too. It will be interesting to watch this develop!

DotMom61
01-11-2006, 12:35 PM
ORRRRRRRRRRR we could get our LYS owners to hit up their distributors for donations of supplies! :cheering:

Julie, I would ask at W&Co about yarn, too...I seem to remember something in their newsletter about donating yarn for charity proects.

Kelly & Julie --

Excellent ideas from both of you!

I zipped off an email (under the influence of too much caffeine) to my friend @ the hospital (the Other Other Julie), and will wait to see what her response is before we jump in feet first. She's already *really* excited about the knitted projects coming in. I can't wait to see how she reacts to the class suggestion. :happydance:

KellyK
01-16-2006, 08:24 AM
I CO our guy's clogs at my clog class yesterday! :cheering:

CRAZY Acid green soles & cuffs with a more subdued medium blue upper. Good for a 17 yo??

Its going to be STRANGE to try NOT to finish these quickly....I have to wait until next week to start the upper so I can do it with my students!

Julie
01-16-2006, 11:16 AM
I finished socks for my little one this weekend...now I just have to make something to go with them... :??

DotMom61
01-16-2006, 11:34 AM
:cheering: Yipppeee!!!

I can't wait to see the projects, ladies. (Kelly, the guy is actually 19, but I don't think that matters much.) I'm so excited!!!!

KellyK
01-22-2006, 11:11 PM
I knit up Julie's lace-edged hat today....REALLY great pattern! Knitpicks' Shine, color Apricot, sz 5 needles.

Dotmom....did you say you were going to be in the Loyola area this week? Can I come by & drop it off for whomever it fits? :cheering:

Julie
01-22-2006, 11:55 PM
:mrgreen: I'm glad you like the pattern Kelly!! I am so excited...I submitted it to Sue at headhuggers.org and she is going to add it to their patterns section. :cheering:

I finished the set for my little guy this weekend too...I'm working on a little something for his twin sister :heart: but here's what I finished.....

foldedbird
01-22-2006, 11:59 PM
Where'd you get the GNOME pattern? Where? I must have it!!!

KellyK
01-23-2006, 12:02 AM
OH, JUL!!!! That set is FANTASTIC!!!! I WANT A GNOME!! Those babies are gonna LOVE it!

Should I make something else to go with my hat??

We are doin a GOOD thing. :heart:

Julie
01-23-2006, 12:03 AM
Behold the gnome: Baby Gnome (http://www.seasonsoriginals.biz/knit-baby-gnome.html)

Great stash buster :thumbsup:

And Kelly...I don't think you *have* to make something else...I made my socks first, then it seemed a little odd to me, just socks...so I made the hat, and then I just HAD to make a gnome. :roflhard:

DotMom61
01-23-2006, 01:36 AM
Oh my GOSH!!! Those are fabulous!!! I am just speechless ... and a little veklempt.

Kelly -- we are going to be there most of the day on Tuesday getting some follow-up scans done. We're never sure how things are going to go there -- time-wise -- but we might be able to sneak out in-between scans & come get the hat.

Julie -- If we didn't have to be there so dang early on Tues., I'd stop by and pick up your stuff, too. But we have to *be* there by 9 am, and it's at least an hour drive that time of the morning. Would you prefer to drop them in the mail? Oh wait ... you just said you're making something for twin sister, too. :doh: I'm guessing you want to wait until all the stuff is done then. Perhaps sometime in February?? ;-)

KellyK
01-23-2006, 01:41 AM
Let me know how your day goes....Id be most happy to come over later in the afternoon.

Julie
01-23-2006, 01:42 AM
Julie, I am SO almost done! Are you going to be out and about tomorrow? Could I met you somewhere, like the library? Or the yarn store? :mrgreen:

DotMom61
01-23-2006, 01:49 AM
I'll touch base with you when we get done w/the bone scan. It's first. Really, you don't have to come all the way over!! I think it would be just as easy for us to come to you. We might have a big break in the middle of all this, anyway. If not then, we should be done by 3 pm, and then we could come by after that. Of course, all this is contingent on healthy blood counts. :rollseyes: (I sound like I have a fear of commitment, don't I?)

OK ... according to my new "health regimen," I was going to be in bed by 11 pm. ARgh!

Julie
01-23-2006, 01:53 AM
Wait...the scans are Tuesday, right? Isn't tomorrow Monday? :??

Get some rest and we'll talk about it tomorrow. ;)

DotMom61
01-23-2006, 01:56 AM
Julie, I am SO almost done! Are you going to be out and about tomorrow? Could I met you somewhere, like the library? Or the yarn store? :mrgreen:

Oh, I wish!!! We are going to be heading in the opposite direction tomorrow. I have to deliver DD to Grandma tomorrow, and we're meeting in Dixon.

Hmmm ... what else can we pull off? We'll be headed back to Loyola on Friday afternoon. I wonder if we could get together before then. How's about if we talk after Tuesday. (Again w/the commitment thing. Sorry.) Do you have my home ph#?

Julie
01-23-2006, 02:00 AM
I totally understand the commitment thing! Yes, I have your number, and I'll likely be in Geneva Thursday...if we're unable to connect then, I will just put them in the mail! No worries....I will give you a call. :D

Now go to bed, young lady! :fingerwag:

DotMom61
01-23-2006, 02:05 AM
Yes, ma'am.

We have nothing on Thursday except for recovering from a Rolling Stones concert on Wed. night. :shock: (I still can't believe we're going.)

Anyway, maybe we can meet up Thursday afternoon somewhere for ice cream or coffee or yarn or books or maybe all of those! :cheering:

KellyK
01-23-2006, 08:14 AM
I think we are going to have to communicate about Tuesday online.....I dont even have a hoarse squeak this mornin.....Im down to a WHISPER! :(





(Al looks like this: :twisted: )

Jenelle
01-23-2006, 02:42 PM
This is a great idea that you all are doing :)

I'd like to join in on the fun! :)

margie
01-23-2006, 03:09 PM
Count me in with Jenelle- I hadn't read the thread before today, but I'd like to join in- Dotmom, if you can let me know who still needs things, that'd be good- I kind of lost track of who was already taken from the original list.

Jenelle
01-23-2006, 03:20 PM
I remember seeing a hat that you use fun fur for... I think that would be nice.. I know I have a free ball of bernat disco on the way here... Maybe I can pick up another ball when it arrives and send it off :)

DotMom61
01-23-2006, 06:52 PM
Here are the kids and some ideas I think would be good for them:

J. -- girl; age 2-3 -- an adorable little girl with big brown eyes, and recently departed lovely brown, curly hair -- some ideas: perhaps one of Julie's lovely hats??? (hint hint!)

A. -- boy; age 9/10 -- loves the Cubs, video games, board games, etc.; has been quite sick -- I'm not quite sure what would be good for this guy, but he's really a fun-loving kid. Perhaps a hat, scarf or felted clogs? Think about it and see what inspires you. His mother is also a lovely person, and she has had a lot to deal with. I don't feel like it's my place to share personal information here, but this family has really gone through a lot in the past year. Oh, and there are Dad and big brother, too.

A. -- boy; age 10 -- don't know much about this guy except that he's on recurrence #3 or 4. -- Same ideas as above.

A. -- girl; age 15 -- typical teenage girl who would probably love some of the funkier stuff off of Knitty.

That's about all I can think of at the moment. Hopefully, I'll get a list from my friend in the not-too-distant future, and I'll get it out to you as soon as I do.

Thanks, everyone! You guys are the best!

:cheering: Jenelle & Margie !!!

I copied my original list above, and I've removed the three kids that Kelly & Julie are knitting for. Please pick one of the above, post who it is, and when you're done, PM me, and I'll send you my snail mail address.

THANK YOU!! :sunny:

Jenelle
01-23-2006, 06:55 PM
A. -- girl; age 15 -- typical teenage girl who would probably love some of the funkier stuff off of Knitty.

I can take her :) I'm near her age too :)

margie
01-23-2006, 07:04 PM
. -- boy; age 9/10 -- loves the Cubs, video games, board games, etc.; has been quite sick -- I'm not quite sure what would be good for this guy, but he's really a fun-loving kid. Perhaps a hat, scarf or felted clogs? Think about it and see what inspires you. His mother is also a lovely person, and she has had a lot to deal with. I don't feel like it's my place to share personal information here, but this family has really gone through a lot in the past year. Oh, and there are Dad and big brother, too.


I will take this wonderful family. I have a boy who is almost 9, so I feel closer to them- and cannot imagine what life has been like for them, but would love to do anything to brighten a day for them. I'll ask my boys for ideas- and see what we can come up with!!

margie
01-23-2006, 07:52 PM
The boys decided clogs. I figure if I make them a size or so larger than I made my older sons, they should be okay. My son has big feet, anyway! I looked online- it seems as though the Cubs colors are red, white and blue- I was thinking of doing that- do you think? Or would that be tacky?

KellyK
01-23-2006, 10:23 PM
That would be COOL! But, you'll have to find a white that would felt....you MIGHT just do red and blue.... :thinking:

Julie
01-23-2006, 11:57 PM
Margie!! Our LYS has a pic of the coooolest Cubs clogs made in their embellishing class.... in the bottom row of this pic: http://www.woolandcompany.net/detail.aspx?ID=3048

:happydance:

margie
01-24-2006, 10:05 AM
Ooooooooooooo- Those are SO COOL!!! I've never done any needle felting before- any tips, anyone? (HILDE??) I would love to make those clogs.
:happydance:

Jenelle
01-24-2006, 01:27 PM
Ohh those are nice clogs!!

Is that a rabbit clog I see? :inlove:

margie
01-24-2006, 07:07 PM
Okay, just let me say that I am so excited to make these Cubs clogs for this boy!! I've gotten one clog finished except the outer sole. I looked online today, and got some info on needle felting- I'm going to give it a try!!
I've got my knitting group tonight- I'm going to ask if anyone there has ever done any needle felting. :happydance:

DotMom61
01-24-2006, 11:03 PM
Margie --

That is awesome!! I also showed the pic from Wool & Co to Julie @ the hospital today along w/ Kelly & Julie's FOs, and she was beside herself. I can't wait to pick up this stuff & deliver it on Friday! (Since I couldn't get over to see KK today ... :crying: )

Margie -- when I showed the clogs to Julie (@ the hospital), she laughed out loud and exclaimed how much she thought A. would like them. And, to add icing to the cake, I hear he is doing pretty well right now, but still has a long road ahead.

KellyK
01-25-2006, 12:29 AM
:cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

Any chance of joining me at CwS for open knit night tomorrow, Jul??

DotMom61
01-25-2006, 12:42 AM
:cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

Any chance of joining me at CwS for open knit night tomorrow, Jul??

No, 'cause I'm goin' to see the Stones!!!!

Although, I would like to come join you there sometime. It's pretty tough for me to get away for evening stuff, though. What time do they start??

Did you get my message this afternoon??

KellyK
01-25-2006, 01:03 AM
OH that's RIGHT!!!! You are gonna have the BEST time! My MIL took all of us to see the Stones, two farewell tours ago, I think. :lol: I cant believe how much energy that Mick has!!!! REALLY good show.

I did not get your message...I left work early because several coughing fits left me with a HORRID headache. :(

I go every Wednesday....I run home, feed the pooches, and go.....with Howie....they close at 9. So, I would say you can find me there any time after 5. :thumbsup:

DotMom61
01-25-2006, 01:24 AM
Well, I left a voicemail on your cell phone instead of @ work, 'cause I knew you had been sick, and I wasn't sure you were there. Sorry to hear about your headache. :( Are you better? This thing has really hit you hard, huh?

Perhaps in the not-too-distant future, I'll be able to swing a Wed. night. I would *love* that!

margie
01-25-2006, 03:45 PM
I have the clogs almost knitted- one is completely done, but I don't think I have enough red left to do the 2nd sole for the other clog. I'll have to get more this weekend at my LYS. I went online this morning, and was able to order a needle felting starter kit, and some roving to go with it! It's coming from my most favorite not-so-local LYS (it's a couple of hours away from me), and they are mailing it out today, so hopefully I'll get it this weekend! :happydance:

I am glad to hear that he is doing better. Hopefully the clogs will turn out as great as I"m hoping they will, and will brighten his day!

margie
01-27-2006, 04:33 PM
They still need a little bit of a tune-up, and I didn't get my "C's" to match very well, but the Cubs clogs are done!! :cheering:

KellyK
01-27-2006, 04:58 PM
:cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

Julie
01-27-2006, 06:10 PM
Ack! Those are awesome!! He's gonna FLIP! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Jenelle
01-27-2006, 06:12 PM
:cheering: Awesome clogs!!! :thumbsup:

He'll love them!

DotMom61
01-27-2006, 08:17 PM
Margie!!! Those are incredible! I can't wait to deliver them.

---

Julie -- I delivered your items directly to little "J's" mom today!!! She *loved* them, and so did everyone else that got to see them. DS's oncologist thought you should market them!! He was *very* impressed! ;-)

---

And, we got the results of DS's scans, and everything looks good, and we don't have to see the oncologist again for 2 months. :pray: <-- me saying thanks!!

Jenelle
01-27-2006, 09:35 PM
I told my mom about this, and she agreed to help me get money to send it to you Dotmom :)

I'm so excited about making something for the girl. Do you know her favorite colors dotmom? I don't want to make something that's pink and send it to her and its ugly to her :?

margie
01-27-2006, 10:05 PM
And, we got the results of DS's scans, and everything looks good, and we don't have to see the oncologist again for 2 months. :pray: <-- me saying thanks!!

:cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

foldedbird
01-28-2006, 12:44 AM
Oh, Jenelle, I bet she'll love it whatever color it is!!!

Those clogs ROCK!!! Fantastic job! :cheering: :happydance: :cheering:

Jenelle
01-28-2006, 01:05 AM
I was thinking of getting some homespun tomorrow at joanns. Or walmart. I'll get her something that's maybe red? Make her a hat and scarf. Or maybe even get some Carons Simply Soft... That yarn knits up nicely! :thinking:

I don't want to get something that's too girly, but nothing that's guyish.

Ugh. :wall:

Julie
01-28-2006, 01:29 AM
:D So glad she liked everything...and

:cheering: :happydance: :cheering: :happydance: :cheering:

So glad to hear about the scans!!! Wooooo hoooooo! :balloons:

CateKnits
01-28-2006, 01:49 AM
I haven't really been following this thread very closely, but if someone could let me know who hasn't been knit for, I would LOVE to make something. The thing is, I'm not sure what yarn is good for chemo caps or anything, so if I make one of those, suggestions on soft yarn would be great. I'm pretty quick at knitting, but pretty slow at mailing, so if I make something and tell you it's finished, PLEASE get on my butt about mailing it!

KellyK
01-28-2006, 02:01 AM
I cast on for another Apricot Shine hat tonight..... based on THIS HAT (http://larissmix.typepad.com/stitch_marker/2005/09/a_little_hat.html) for the 2-yr old little girl. I think the Julie's Hat that I made is gonna be a bit too big for a 2 yr old....maybe it will fit the 15 or 17 yr old better.

The entire female population of RMCH is gonna be walking around in Apricot Shine!! :shifty:

Julie
01-28-2006, 02:18 AM
Oooooh, cute!!!! :inlove:

(I have the lace-edged hat pattern in wee sizes, too, you know! It was originally a baby hat.)

DotMom61
01-28-2006, 11:02 AM
:cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

You Guys Are The Best!

Kelly: That hat is gorgeous! What color are you gonna make the flowers, or are you gonna make flowers?? I just saved off that pattern. Way too cute!!

Jenelle: I wish I knew favorite colors, but I don't. But I do think your idea of the hat & scarf sounds GREAT!!

Cate: I have another list of kids to post. My friend @ the hospital gave me a list earlier this week, but we've been so busy this week that I haven't even had time to look at it. So, hopefully later today, I'll get that up here.

I'm so excited!!

KellyK
01-28-2006, 02:33 PM
Kelly: That hat is gorgeous! What color are you gonna make the flowers, or are you gonna make flowers?? I just saved off that pattern. Way too cute!!

I dont know if Ill make flowers....I dont think I have anything that is also machine washable in a color that would compliment the Apricot. Would Apricot flowers be too much?? :??

And, dont be too excited to make this hat....at least with Shine. I had to CO 360 sts :shock: and all those K2tog's were a PITA!! Maybe with someting stretchier, it would be better....I dunno.

jhelanee
01-28-2006, 03:01 PM
I have been following this for a while and would like to join in if there are more kids to knit for. Goodness know I have enough yarn around to make things to donate!

Julie: would it be possibly for you to send me your lace-edged hat pattern? Both smaller and larger size would be useful.

Gearing up for more :XX:

Julie
01-28-2006, 04:22 PM
Jennifer, I'd be glad to...just PM me your e-mail address (it's a PDF file so I can't attach it here at KH).

BinkyKat
01-28-2006, 04:35 PM
Julie JULie JULIEEEEE !!!
Can I pm you my addy too? can i can i huh huh?
I'd love you 4Evr!!!
:inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove:

Julie
01-28-2006, 05:13 PM
NP :thumbsup:

Jenelle
01-29-2006, 01:23 AM
:hiding:

Would I be able to have the pattern too?

:shifty:

Julie
01-29-2006, 01:45 AM
Just pm me your e-mail address. :D

DotMom61
01-29-2006, 01:56 AM
I have been following this for a while and would like to join in if there are more kids to knit for. Goodness know I have enough yarn around to make things to donate!

Julie: would it be possibly for you to send me your lace-edged hat pattern? Both smaller and larger size would be useful.

Gearing up for more :XX:

Jennifer,

We'd *love* to have you join us!! Unfortunately, there are no shortage of kids to knit for, but I can guarantee that they will love what you make them!

I am in the middle of preparing a list of kids to post here. So, all I ask is that you let me know who you are knitting for so I can keep us somewhat coordinated.

Thanks for joining in!

mintdee
01-29-2006, 02:04 AM
Hey I have some pink fuzzy yarn left from the scarf that I made for my grandma awhile back. I am pretty sure that it is enough for a scarf for a little one. I would not mind making one! Unfortunatly there is not enough for anything else (I don't think :thinking: ) so you could leave the girl that this scarf goes to on the list so she can get other things as well. Just let me know!
:thumbsup:

DotMom61
01-29-2006, 02:13 AM
OK ... a little organizing here. I'm going to do this in two posts to try and keep things simple.

Here is a list of knitters paired w/ the child they are knitting for. Please let me know if I need to make any changes to this:

Jenelle - A. - 15yo female - hat and scarf
Julie - J. - 5 mo/old male (and siblings) - hats, socks and gnomes - delivered
KellyK - L. - 18yo female - apricot Shine hat - knit, not delivered
KellyK - Y. - 2yo female - apricot Shine hate
KellyK - P. - 19yo male - felted clogs
Margie - A. - 10yo male - felted clogs - knit, not delivered

Look OK???

Jan in CA
01-29-2006, 02:43 AM
I'm home from vacation now and may need a break from my sweater so let me know what I can do, too. ;)

DotMom61
01-29-2006, 03:07 AM
And, finally, the much-awaited list of all the kids!! (I'm using first name, age,and gender):Ari - 1yo - girl (Margie)
Austin - 10yo - boy
Benjamin - 2yo - boy
Christian - 4yo - boy
Collette - 13yo - girl (Horve1)
Deanne - 21yo - girl (jessi_9783)
Gina - 19yo - girl
Janice - 12yo - girl (Jan in CA)
Jaquelyn - 4yo - girl (Mintdee)
Jasmine - 5yo - girl (Margie)
Jesse - 9yo - boy (off treatment)
Jillian - 6yo - girl - (Cate)
John - 15yo - boy
Jorge - 15yo - boy
Jose - 10yo - boy
Judith - 4yo - girl
Julie - 14yo - girl
Leslie - 4yo - girl
Matthew - 5yo - boy
Michael - 16yo - boy (off treatment)
Nicholas - 2yo - boy
Nicole - 11yo - girl (Vicki)
Nicole - 7yo - girl
Patrick - 17yo - boy (off treatment)
Samantha - 15yo - girl
Samer - 9yo - boy
Samuel - 15yo - boy
Sarah - 19yo - girl (Dahrain)
Tania - 16yo - girl
Todd - 22yo - boy
Usiel - 9yo - boy
Wilber - 5yo - boy
Zachary - 17yo - boy (Margie)We have a couple of duplicates, so please make sure you tell me the age and gender of the child you pick, too. I wish I could give you all more information about the kids ... but I don't know all of them, and I wouldn't want to violate any privacy rules, either!!!

Remember ... when you're done, just PM me, and I'll pass along my address!! THANK YOU!!!

CateKnits
01-29-2006, 03:18 AM
Any chance I could just make something and send it and you could pick the person you think it would best fit/who would like it? I feel odd about just picking someone from a list. Obviously, I would end up knitting a specified size, but it would be able to fit more than one person from the list. Let me know if you would rather have me choose, though, if it'll make it easier that way.

DotMom61
01-29-2006, 03:25 AM
Cate --

Go ahead and do whatever you feel comfortable doing. The original idea behind doing the list was so that we were knitting for a specific person and the gift would be made with them in mind. But if you don't feel OK with that, I know we could pair yours up with someone, and maybe once my friend @ the hospital sees it, she'll be able to say, "Oh, so-and-so will LOVE that!"

Just let me know what you want to do. ;-)

CateKnits
01-29-2006, 03:30 AM
I understand the thought of knitting with the recipient in mind and I think that's so much more personal...but since I don't know them, I don't know what they would like. I think, if it's okay with you, I'd like to make a cap and scarf for a little person (I'm thinking 4 or 5 year old size, since there are a few of them) and maybe if one of you sees them and thinks one of the kids would like it, it would be better that way.

Having said that, I'm not sure about sizing for little people. :thinking: Do you have a basic pattern for a cap for a child. Anyone? :) Also, is Caron brand Simply Soft soft enough for a cap? I already know that's what I want for the scarf.

jessi_9783
01-29-2006, 08:39 AM
Deanne - 21yo - girl
I've been following this KAL for a couple of days now and I would really like to join in. She is only a year younger than myself and I would love to make her a hat (http://www.headhuggers.org/patterns/kpatt14.htm) if she isn't already taken.

KellyK
01-29-2006, 08:33 PM
Here's the ruffled hat for our little girl!! Ill post the pattern in the Patterns Forum.....

jessi_9783
01-29-2006, 08:42 PM
That's cute KK! I love the ruffles.

mintdee
01-29-2006, 10:05 PM
K I will take : Jaquelyn - 4yo - girl :thumbsup: I have a few ideas what sort of time frame here? There is something else that I need to finish before I really get started on a scarf...

Jan in CA
01-30-2006, 12:33 AM
Oh boy...so many kids! :( I'm not sure which one (or more) to choose and I've never made a kid hat. Guess it's about the same, but smaller. Okay let's start with Janice 12 yr old girl.

DotMom61
01-30-2006, 11:32 AM
Awesome!!!

Kelly ... That is sooooo cute!!!

Jan ... I'm sure your hat will be lovely!

Remember, folks, it doesn't *have* to be hats, ya' know! Although, you guys are knitting up some GORGEOUS ones!!! I can't wait to deliver 'em! :cheering:

I've updated the list to show which children have someone knitting for them and added who that person is. Please let me know if you have any other ideas about how to manage this project!!

Thanks so much!

Jenelle
01-30-2006, 01:44 PM
That hat is adorable kellyk! :inlove:

KellyK
01-30-2006, 01:58 PM
Thanks, everybody!

I was making hats because that's what I already have the yarn for.... :oops:

Jan in CA
01-30-2006, 02:32 PM
If we DO make a hat what type of yarn is recommended for their tender scalps?

Julie
01-30-2006, 03:15 PM
I think the most important requirements are SOFT and MACHINE WASHABLE. Knitpicks Shine is really nice, as are more costly yarns like Rowan Cashsoft and Debbie Bliss Cashmernio (those two have almost the same fiber content, and are machine washable even though they are part cashmere) http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v486/j-m-h/smilies/cloud9.gif

DotMom61
01-30-2006, 03:16 PM
Jan --

Julie used Cashmerino, and Kelly used KP's Shine. But I'd have to say anything that isn't scratchy. Bernat's Cottontots, Caron Simply Soft, Lion Brand Microspun (if you can stand it; personally, I like it! :lol:) -- all of these are readily available, and they're all soft. I'm sure there are others as well, but these are just off the top of my head.

CateKnits
01-30-2006, 03:19 PM
I'll go for Jillian - 6yo - girl. I have some awesome pink yarn I want to use. :cheering: Does anyone have a hat pattern for a six year old? I've never made a kid's hat before. :thinking:

DotMom61
01-30-2006, 03:23 PM
Yay Cate! :cheering: Thanks!! Wish I had a hat pattern to pass on, but I haven't knit any hats except that one that Kelly did that has two sides to it. I'd think you'd want something different than that, eh?

Jan in CA
01-30-2006, 03:40 PM
Thanks for the info!

Here's some hat patterns (http://www.chemocaps.com/page3.htm). It looks like a lot of them have sizes for both adult and child.

Found a few more that might work.
http://www.comnett.net/%7Ecraftbookbarn/softest-cap.html
http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/knit-beanies.html
I just noticed the above two have seams, but you could adapt them to circs.

jhelanee
01-30-2006, 06:10 PM
I think I am going to just knit up a collection of stuff to be distributed as the nurses feel best. I have an idea in mind for a hat/scarf set for a pre-school age girl, and will toss in more hats, scarves and possibly other things as the inspiration strikes me.

:XX: :XX: :figureditout: :XX: :XX:

KellyK
01-30-2006, 06:23 PM
Cate, there are a MILLION hat patterns for kids at Knitting pattern central (http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory.php). Maybe just follow the pattern, but go down one needle size... :thumbsup:

margie
01-30-2006, 07:42 PM
I will make a pair of clogs for Jasmine - 5yo - girl. I am thinking pink with fun fur in the cuffs. Girly girly!! :D

Jenelle
01-30-2006, 09:18 PM
Hm.. I know walmart sells there Carons Simply Soft for 2$ a skein while joanns sells theres for 3$. I was thinking maybe something that's a nice lavender or a deep pink... Maybe get another skein and get some fun fur for that... I saw an easy slipper pattern that look like socks that use cotten yarn with alot of fun fur that look perfect too keep your feet warm and dry at the same time. I can probably make her a gnome too? maybe even a kitty cat? :thinking:

CateKnits
01-30-2006, 09:21 PM
Okay, I'm planning on making a pink hat, a pink and green scarf with either eyelet hearts or a "J" on it, and two kitties (a pink and a green). If anyone has any other ideas, I've got two almost full skeins of Simply Soft to use. :D

DotMom61
01-31-2006, 01:12 AM
Cate & Jenelle --

:sunny: Your plans sound WONDERFUL! :sunny:

Jan in CA
01-31-2006, 01:41 AM
My hands need a break from the sweater so I'm going to get some yarn tomorrow for a hat and whatever else I decide to do. ;)

Jenelle
01-31-2006, 01:22 PM
I'm going to make a scrunchable scarf for the girl and a hat(I saw a scrunchable hat pattern somewhere on here). I'll make her a gnome and a kitty cat in this lovely purple yarn that I have. And maybe a pair of socks that have a low cuff in this lovely brown yarn that I have...

Wow... She's going to be spoilt from me :P I'm also considering making a pair of these (http://ohmystars.net/craft/knitting/pgloves.html), but making the cuff a little bit longer. I have some olive green that would be perfect, and maybe embelish it a little bit better. :)[/url]

VickiIL
01-31-2006, 06:06 PM
Julie, I will knit something...(can't think of what yet....but I will..) Anyways. I was thinking about knitting for a pre-teen girl. I know there were a few around 11-14 I will let you pick since I don't know who has been taken. Just let me know!

Jan in CA
01-31-2006, 10:50 PM
I bought some Bernat's Cotton Tots in Grape to make hat for the 12 yr old girl. The problem is I don't now how big to make it. I don't have or know a 12 yr old. About how large is the head measurement? And I'm assuming since they don't have hair it may be a bit smaller?

I was thinking of doing the scrunchable hat... does that sound like a good thing with that yarn? I've never made anything except dishcloths with cotton.
Do you think cuff or no cuff for a kid this age?

KellyK
01-31-2006, 11:51 PM
I would say no cuff for a 12yr old girl....Julie lace edged hat or something similar would be CUTE!

Jan in CA
02-01-2006, 12:04 AM
I would say no cuff for a 12yr old girl....Julie lace edged hat or something similar would be CUTE!

Okay...and I forgot I had that pattern! The one I made before was too small for me so it might be perfect for a 12 yr old..it fits my 10 yr old niece. Thanks!

DotMom61
02-01-2006, 12:25 PM
Julie, I will knit something...(can't think of what yet....but I will..) Anyways. I was thinking about knitting for a pre-teen girl. I know there were a few around 11-14 I will let you pick since I don't know who has been taken. Just let me know!

Vicki --

I picked 'Nicole' for you ... she is 11. Will that work?? :-)

THANK YOU!

DotMom61
02-01-2006, 12:28 PM
I'm going to make a scrunchable scarf for the girl and a hat(I saw a scrunchable hat pattern somewhere on here). I'll make her a gnome and a kitty cat in this lovely purple yarn that I have. And maybe a pair of socks that have a low cuff in this lovely brown yarn that I have...

Wow... She's going to be spoilt from me :P I'm also considering making a pair of these (http://ohmystars.net/craft/knitting/pgloves.html), but making the cuff a little bit longer. I have some olive green that would be perfect, and maybe embelish it a little bit better. :)

Jenelle!! You are going to be busy!! And, yes, she is going to be spoiled!! :lol: I can't wait to see what you're sending!!!

Oh, and I was wondering, where are you getting the pattern for the kitty???

Jenelle
02-01-2006, 01:20 PM
Here (http://geobabe.livejournal.com/195349.html.) :thumbsup:

Jan in CA
02-01-2006, 03:06 PM
Still wondering about measurements for a 12 yr old...

...and now that Kelly suggested the lace edge cap I was wondering if the lacy edge is a problem because you can see through it a bit. I figure the whole idea of a chemo cap is to cover the head?

Jenelle
02-01-2006, 03:31 PM
Still wondering about measurements for a 12 yr old...

...and now that Kelly suggested the lace edge cap I was wondering if the lacy edge is a problem because you can see through it a bit. I figure the whole idea of a chemo cap is to cover the head?

I'd just make it to fit the head, so that it doesn't cover her eyes.

Jan in CA
02-01-2006, 03:38 PM
That's a good idea, Jenelle. Hey you're 13..how big is your head measurement? You measure around the head where the edge of a hat goes...like from the nape to the forehead.

Jenelle
02-01-2006, 03:47 PM
I have the same size of head as my sister... 22inches.. but my sister is 17 :blush: So basically i have a huge head...

Maybe make it 19 inches? :??

Jan in CA
02-01-2006, 03:51 PM
LOL I don't think you have a huge head. I was thinking that at your age you are getting close to full grown anyway so even the adult measurements wouldn't be too far off. Some kids are bigger at 12-13 than others..it's a big time of growth and change which makes it hard to do this since we don't know the kids. I think I'll with a little smaller as you've suggested. Thanks for the info!

Jenelle
02-01-2006, 03:57 PM
Hehe I think I have a huge head :rofling:

and your welcome... I'll be glad to help anyone out :)

CateKnits
02-01-2006, 05:45 PM
Jan, I stopped growing around 13, so I'm pretty sure my head was about as big as it was going to get by 12.

Jan in CA
02-01-2006, 08:57 PM
Thanks Cate. I'm not thrilled with this cotton. It's kind of hard to work with so I may end up getting something else and save this for dishcloths or something. :rollseyes:

DotMom61
02-02-2006, 01:04 AM
Jenelle -- That kitty is CUTE!!! I might have to make one sometime soon.

And I'm glad you all worked out the head thing!!!

Jan -- don't worry about "hiding" her hairless head. Some of the girls have wigs, and some of them just really don't care that they don't have hair!! (Good for them!) So, just make it, like you decided, for an average 12-year-old, and I'm sure she will be thrilled.

Off to bed soon ... "see" you all tomorrow!

Emeraldcutie
02-02-2006, 01:18 AM
Allie and I are going to take a couple of the boys (not specific). I have about 300 grams of the fun camoflauge yarn to use here.

Anyone have a suggestion for the hat.

Iam thinking just a basic ribbing ss stitch hat.

Now that weather is going to change before to long, Would there be something else suitable, maybe slippers instead (we all know how hospitals can be).

I think we will do the slippers and hats as a set.

Can prob get 3 sets done.

I also have 3 hats done, just needs the ends finished.

Those can be given out as needed.

DotMom61
02-02-2006, 01:28 AM
Cool, Emerald!! I can't wait to see them. I will just pass those on to my friend @ the hospital and let her decide who should get them. Sounds *really* great for the grade-school age boys!

margie
02-02-2006, 02:33 PM
I don't have the pink that I want to do the clogs for "my kid" - Jasmine, age 5- I will be going to the LYS on Sat to get some. In the meantime, I knitted up this little bear for her. He's only about 5 inches tall. I got the pattern here:

http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/buddybears.html

VickiIL
02-02-2006, 06:12 PM
Hey Julie,

My mom crochets. She is a cancer survivor and she cried when I told her what you are doing. She wants to crochet a few things. Do you want to just pick a kid for her? Or just let her crochet 'til her heart content and I will just get it to you?

DotMom61
02-02-2006, 06:37 PM
Margie --

I got your package today, and both of my kids saw the clogs and said, "Wow!!! Those are COOL!" They loved them, and I'm sure Andrew will, too!!! (And thank you so much for the little "friend" you sent along ... she's hanging in my kitchen window. :heart: )

And that little bear is SOOOO cute!!!
~~~~~

Vick --

OMgosh ... your mom. How sweet!!! She can make whatever she wants. Do you want to pick someone for her??? I just looked through the list, and I don't personally know any of the other kids. What does she like to make??? They can always use chemo caps in the Day Hospital -- for kids *and* adults. Would she like to make some of those?
~~~~~

Kelly --

I dropped the hats for Yasmeen and Lindsay off @ the clinic this afternoon, and Mary Jo -- our nurse -- loved them!! She commented on how soft they were, and she was excited because both girls are going to be in on Monday! :cheering:
~~~~~

You are all so AWESOME!! Thank you! :sunny:

Emeraldcutie
02-05-2006, 08:55 PM
Well I have four hats completed.
I can't seem to hunt down the camo yarn I had. So am doing the toboggan hat with taupe and deep green, gives the same effect. My daughter put her order in for one.

So far in the picture is the little purple page boy hat- made from chenile yarn-very soft (fits approx 2-4 year old).
On the left is Julies lace hat pattern. I accidently left the paper pattern at home one day, so I just went on my own for the decreasing and made a cute little point on top. (fits approx 6-10 year old)
The yellow one is made from 100% cotton and very soft (sized about 4-6 year old)
The there is the crocheted one (its about a size 2-4 year old)
And last but not least is one for a teen, its about 19-20 inch around) I made it as a trial for the pattern but didn't have the yarn yet for my own.
There are still 2 more cabled hats waiting for finishing.
If you could please send along the mailing address I can get them sent out Friday :)
BTW for those that are interested a friend of mine gave me a pattern she created for charity knitting called the crazy jester.
Its really easy to do, doesn't require dpns, only has knitting and increasing for techniques, and encourages the use of fairisle and any other colour technique (morse code etc.)
If you would like it posted or emailed let me know.

Jenelle
02-05-2006, 10:51 PM
I'd like the pattern. You can PM me for my email address.

I'd LOVE to know how you made that crocheted hat :inlove:

Do you still have the pattern for it?!?

DotMom61
02-05-2006, 11:47 PM
Emerald --

Those are awesome!!! I will PM you my mailing address in a few minutes. Would you mind putting a note in the box w/ the ages that the hats are intended for? Thanks you SO MUCH!!! I can't wait to deliver them!

CateKnits
02-08-2006, 12:34 AM
I'm sorry I've been slacking on this. It's nearing the end of the quarter for me, so I've got papers and final projects...I haven't been knitting much at all the past two weeks. I promise I'll get it done. Everything has just been catching up to me lately.

DotMom61
02-08-2006, 01:30 PM
No worries, Cate! Unfortunately, there will always be kids to knit for. The good news: There's no deadline on this project. So, just do what you can when you can. Thanks!!!

Jan in CA
02-08-2006, 01:35 PM
There's no deadline on this project. So, just do what you can when you can. Thanks!!!

That makes it much easier, Julie. Thanks! I started the same little bear that Margie made and it is so cute!

BTW Julie...I think you may have one the record for the longest sig! :roflhard:

Jenelle
02-08-2006, 01:42 PM
I was thinking about this for a little bit.... I have some baby yarn that's in a light, dark pink color that I think will be perfect for the girl I'm knitting for.. I could make a hat with it, or try to find something else. It's soft, but not soft to the point where it would feel like it would slide off your head. Do you think this will be good? I want to make something good for this girl. I was thinking of making her a knitty kitty, gnome, and a bear. Maybe some wrist warmers. But I'll have to get a working. I've been hinting for my mom to take me over to Michaels for the past week but I don't think she got it yet :( I need 16 inch circulars because the only circ's I have are 29 in.... Maybe do the magic loop???

jessi_9783
02-08-2006, 03:47 PM
Jenelle, I think a 29" circ will be cutting it close. A lot of people from the Magic Loop Yahoo! Group and the the Magic Loop booklet don't recommend anything shorter than a 32" The problem with using anything shorter will most likely cause stretched out stitches and will be hard to work with. Personally, I haven't used anything under 40", but I wouldn't go below that for most projects. Sometimes even a 40" feels too short depending on what I'm doing. Do you need the circ for the wrist warmers? If so, I'm almost certain wrist warmers would be fine on a 32".

Jenelle
02-08-2006, 06:58 PM
I have DPNS for the wrist warmers... I don't really like using DPN's for hats, because I never know how many stitches to cast on, and I don't have small enough DPNs.

Any reccomendations on making at hat? I'd hate to have to seam it.... :(

jessi_9783
02-08-2006, 08:37 PM
I make most of all my hats on a 17", that's the shortest circ that can be made the the Denise's, and then switch to Magic Loop for the decreases. Although I have made hats completely using Magic Loop. I don't like seaming either and I certainly wouldn't want to seam a hat.

Jenelle
02-08-2006, 09:05 PM
Do you think size 9 DPN's with a worsted weight yarn be a cozy hat? And how many stitches should I cast on??

Jan in CA
02-08-2006, 10:18 PM
Do you think size 9 DPN's with a worsted weight yarn be a cozy hat? And how many stitches should I cast on??

Jenelle, this is the basic hat pattern (http://www.mielkesfarm.com/bsic_hat.htm) that I and several others use. You can use any size yarn and needles. I know my basic hat pattern pretty much by heart now. :lol: Once you make a couple then it becomes easy to go off on your own a bit or do other patterns. At least for me it was. ;)

Jenelle
02-08-2006, 10:30 PM
Ahh thank you Jan... I might need help with that because it look confusing.

Do you knit up a st st sample like a 4in x 4in?? Or do you knit the hat??!

I am soo confused with this one :shock:

jessi_9783
02-08-2006, 11:37 PM
If you want to try something a bit easier, just to get your feet wet, I used this (http://www.crazyauntpurl.com/archives/2005/06/easy_rollbrim_k_1.php) method. It's easy and hilarious.

Jenelle
02-08-2006, 11:55 PM
Yes.... easy AND hilarious :rofling:

but the problem is getting 16in circulars and DPN's... I made my DPN's with chop sticks from a resturaunt :P Everytime I go to Joann's. they are sold out!!!! :( I never get there fast enough to grab em, and usually the only size they have I think is 0000's... and I don't really want to work with them(honest).

Any other solutions? I hate seaming hats :(

DotMom61
02-09-2006, 12:27 AM
Jenelle --

One of our KH members -- Carol_OH -- has a company called TaraKnit (http://www.taraknit.com/) where she collects used needles from wherever, and then re-sells them. She has nearly every size you can image in DPNs, and probably in circs, too.

Do you think your Mom would be OK w/ you ordering from Carol online? I know many people on here have, and her service and reliability are quite good.

Jan --

I've noticed lately that most of the time my posts are shorter than my sig. :oops: Is that bad?

Jenelle
02-09-2006, 02:17 AM
As long as we can go through paypal to pay. My mom doesn't like using money orders or any other way like that because she doesn't trust the person. I don't blame her really. You hear stories and stuff on the news about that kind of stuff sometimes and it scares her :oops:

Jan in CA
02-09-2006, 03:25 AM
Jenelle --

Jan --

I've noticed lately that most of the time my posts are shorter than my sig. :oops: Is that bad?

LOL Not at all! It just struck me as funny today. ;) :roflhard:

DotMom61
02-09-2006, 10:38 AM
As long as we can go through paypal to pay. My mom doesn't like using money orders or any other way like that because she doesn't trust the person. I don't blame her really. You hear stories and stuff on the news about that kind of stuff sometimes and it scares her :oops:

Jenelle --

If it helps any at all, I've placed many orders for stuff through the Internet. As long as you shop at well-known, reputable vendors, you should be OK. I think Carol qualifies in that category, too! :lol: And I believe she *does* use PayPal.

Good luck finding the needles you need!!

DotMom61
02-09-2006, 10:39 AM
LOL Not at all! It just struck me as funny today. ;) :roflhard:

Well, Jan, I'm glad I got you to laugh then. It is my mission in life to make as many people laugh as I can!!! :roflhard: wa ha ha ha ha ha {snort} :shock:

Jenelle
02-09-2006, 02:07 PM
Jenelle --

If it helps any at all, I've placed many orders for stuff through the Internet. As long as you shop at well-known, reputable vendors, you should be OK. I think Carol qualifies in that category, too! :lol: And I believe she *does* use PayPal.

Good luck finding the needles you need!!

My mom still gets a little edgy with buying stuff over the internet. I'll talk to her about it though. Maybe talk some sense into her and get some of those needles....

Are they priced well? Not to exspensive? I don't want to go and blow a hole in my moms pocket :oops:

Jenelle
02-09-2006, 02:20 PM
Ahh never mind about the price... I just checked out her site and I LOVE it!! Fairly priced needles!

I am going to show her site to my mom :) Hope fully I can nab a few 16in circ's :eyebrow:

DotMom61
02-09-2006, 02:48 PM
:cheering:

Jenelle
02-09-2006, 02:55 PM
Hehe this could go towards my birthday gift :eyebrow:

Anyways it's good to see that she has good prices on everything. I also seen that she gives free shipping with any order over 5 dollars. :) That makes me glad...

Dotmom, how long did it take for you to receive your items after you paid for them??

Julie
02-09-2006, 03:02 PM
Carol is wonderful to work with :thumbsup:

mintdee
02-09-2006, 03:08 PM
:thumbsup: Most definatly! I have orderd from her before and she is so fast with shipping.

Jenelle
02-09-2006, 03:25 PM
ahh that's good to know :)

I'll chat with my mom about it.... I'm glad she uses paypal because I know my mom wouldn't feel safe trying to pay any other way :lol:

jhelanee
02-09-2006, 06:25 PM
So I have finally started working on my collection of stuff to be distributed as the nurses think best. I am planning on making a braided cable hat and coordinating scrunchable scarf, a Homespun shawl and a floppy brim hat. Plus whatever else I feel like and have the time and yarn for in the next two weeks or so (this is my unofficial Knitting Olympics project).

Everyone's projects sound so great, :cheering: I hope I can live up to the high standard that has been set. :pray:

Jenelle
02-09-2006, 06:57 PM
Your projects sound to be lovely!! :thumbsup:

DotMom61
02-09-2006, 08:52 PM
Jennifer --

Your projects sound WONDERFUL, and I'm sure they will be well received! Sounds like you're going to have fun during the Olympics, too!

And, Jenelle -- I haven't personally ordered from Carol, I just know there are several here that have, and they've all been quite happy with the service.

Jenelle
02-09-2006, 09:13 PM
Ahhh... okay... Hopefully I can get some items from her, because alot of the items look nice on there :)

KellyK
02-09-2006, 11:15 PM
I can personally attest that Carol is an AWESOME human being and is very reliable!

Jenelle
02-09-2006, 11:55 PM
Okay :) So three people say that she's reliable, that's good. I don't need no more though :)

I talked to my mom about it, she said she would look at it some day soon.

margie
02-10-2006, 01:27 PM
Here are the clogs for 5-year old Jasmine. I used puffy paint on the soles to hopefully make them non-skid. The paint is still wet in the picture!

Jenelle
02-10-2006, 01:56 PM
:inlove: Those are CUTE!!!!!!!

Abdolutely ADORABLE!!!! :inlove: :thumbsup:

DotMom61
02-10-2006, 02:56 PM
:cheering: :cheering: Margie!! :cheering: :cheering:

Will you make me some like that? :oops:

Jan in CA
02-10-2006, 05:49 PM
Here's my hats so far. I think I might put a pink flower on the multi one. Not sure yet.

http://purrcat-jan.smugmug.com/photos/55835991-M.jpg

DotMom61
02-10-2006, 06:39 PM
So Prettty!!!!


Did I send you my address yet??

Andrea
02-10-2006, 06:54 PM
Margie, what a WONDERFUL idea!! They are absolutely adorable!!! What yarn is that? :inlove:

Jenelle
02-10-2006, 07:40 PM
Ahh I got some yarn at the Goodwill today!! Alot of fun furs and other types of yarn in that range.... I can't believe that I got all of it for under 5 dollars!! :happydance:

DotMom61
02-10-2006, 09:47 PM
Really?! I never thought about looking for yarn @ Goodwill. I've heard people talk about rescuing sweaters to unravel and recycle the yarn, but new skeins and all? Cool!

Jenelle
02-10-2006, 10:13 PM
Yeah... I got alot of name brands in there today too. I got Moda Dea, Lion brand yarn, fun fur, some weird yarn with really long eyelash, different variety's of Patons yarn, ect.

The other day I scored awesome. Handwash Virgin Wool that is awaiting to be colored :happydance:

And I got all of this for like... 8 dollars?? :D It's a good place to look, along with the salvation army :) Probably any thrift stores would have yarn, you just have to do alot of looking ;)

My parents found pure bamboo knitting needles in there along with other knitting needles and got them for me for christmas. You could tell they were used but I didn't care :P

margie
02-10-2006, 11:29 PM
Margie, what a WONDERFUL idea!! They are absolutely adorable!!! What yarn is that? :inlove:

I used WOTA- mulled wine, I think. I don't know the brand of the fun fur. The purple that I used for the inner sole is Plymouth- I used yarn from my stash that I had leftover from Christmas clogs. :cheering:

margie
02-10-2006, 11:29 PM
Jan, your hats look great!! :thumbsup:

jessi_9783
02-11-2006, 03:16 AM
Margie, the clogs are awsome!!! Jan, I love the hats, especially the multi one. Jenelle, you totally scored! I wish I lived near a thrift shop. Oh well, enjoy the yarn.

Jenelle
02-11-2006, 06:13 PM
Jenelle, you totally scored! I wish I lived near a thrift shop. Oh well, enjoy the yarn.

You don't have a Goodwill or Salvation army in your area??

Wow that bites :(

jessi_9783
02-12-2006, 06:07 AM
There used to be one but it was outside of town on the highway and it did well for the first weeks. But as the novelty wore off business declined and they closed. We have a St. Vincent's but I've never seen anything crafty there.

Jan in CA
02-12-2006, 02:39 PM
Hat is done now, flower added. :happydance:

http://purrcat-jan.smugmug.com/photos/56049821-S.jpg

Jenelle
02-12-2006, 03:20 PM
That's ADORABLE Jan!!! :thumbsup: :inlove: :cheering:

How'd you make the flower???

Jan in CA
02-12-2006, 05:11 PM
That's ADORABLE Jan!!! :thumbsup: :inlove: :cheering:

How'd you make the flower???

Thanks! I used this pattern (http://www.headhuggers.org/patterns/flower02k.htm), Jenelle.

Jenelle
02-12-2006, 05:30 PM
thank you!!

margie
02-13-2006, 05:48 PM
Julie, Jasmine's clogs are dry, and so I will be mailing them, along with the little teddy bear, to you this week. I am finishing up another felted fish today- do you think that it would be okay to give to Ari- the one year old girl? If so, I will do yarn eyes instead of buttons, and will send it along with Jamine's things. I thought a one-year old would like something to hold, more so than something to wear. What do you think?

DotMom61
02-14-2006, 12:22 AM
Julie, Jasmine's clogs are dry, and so I will be mailing them, along with the little teddy bear, to you this week. I am finishing up another felted fish today- do you think that it would be okay to give to Ari- the one year old girl? If so, I will do yarn eyes instead of buttons, and will send it along with Jamine's things. I thought a one-year old would like something to hold, more so than something to wear. What do you think?

Wow, Margie!! You are a knitting MACHINE!!! And I think your idea re: the fish is terrific. I'll make sure they get delivered!

margie
02-14-2006, 09:21 AM
Thanks, Julie!! I'll let you know when everything ships!! :cheering: [/img]


My 8 year old son, Anthony, wanted to attach a file to my post- so the big sandwich is from him!!

margie
02-14-2006, 11:54 AM
Here is the fish for Ari-----

Jan in CA
02-14-2006, 11:58 AM
Margie that fish is sooooo cute!! :inlove:

DotMom61
02-14-2006, 12:29 PM
AHHHHH!!!! That is so cute!!!! I can't wait to touch it! :lol:

Jenelle
02-17-2006, 03:05 PM
I'm bumping this up ;)

I'm going to buy the yarn for the hat this weekend sometime. Hopefully I can get ahold of some 16 in circs. Still havn't been able to :(

DotMom61
02-20-2006, 01:37 AM
Jenelle --

Do you have a Joann's near you? They seem to have a better needle selection than either Michael's or Hobby Lobby -- at least they do here, anyway.

Good luck finding what you need!!! (And thanks for the bump. ;-) )

margie
02-20-2006, 10:21 AM
Julie, I finally packed up Ari's and Jasmine's things- just in time for no mail service today!! They will be going out to you tomorrow.

I think some of the older boys on the list need some attention..........so I will be making something for Zachary (17 yo boy) next.

DotMom61
02-20-2006, 12:29 PM
wow Margie!!! You really are a knitting machine!!! Thank you so much, and I can't wait to see the stuff for Ari & Jasmine.

BTW ... I was finally able to take Andrew's stuff to the Child Life Coordinator on Saturday. She loved them! :-D

Jenelle
02-20-2006, 01:27 PM
Jenelle --

Do you have a Joann's near you? They seem to have a better needle selection than either Michael's or Hobby Lobby -- at least they do here, anyway.

Good luck finding what you need!!! (And thanks for the bump. ;-) )

We have a joanns near us but they have very little needles, and it is mighty EXSPENSIVE!!! The nearest Michaels is about 50 miles away, and the nearest hobby lobby... I have no idea.

Heck walmart has more knitting needles and crochet hooks than our joanns :shock:


And your welcome for the bump ;)

Jan in CA
02-20-2006, 02:34 PM
I made a couple more hats. I can practically do these in my sleep now. :roflhard: Although these could be used by girls they look a little more masculine so maybe a couple boys could get these.

http://purrcat-jan.smugmug.com/photos/57028752-M.jpg

Andrea
02-20-2006, 02:35 PM
Jenelle, look in your Sunday paper, you're bound to find 40% coupons for Joanns in there! I think they can be used online too

Jan in CA
02-20-2006, 02:39 PM
Jenelle, look in your Sunday paper, you're bound to find 40% coupons for Joanns in there! I think they can be used online too

Oh yeah, those coupons are awesome! You can only use them on one thing, but every little bit helps!

DotMom61
02-20-2006, 02:47 PM
Gorgeous hats, Jan!!! :cheering:

jhelanee
02-20-2006, 02:54 PM
Well I'm cranking away out here. So far I have finished:
Hat and scarf set for a 4-5ish YO girl
2nd Hat and scarf set sized for an older teen or young adult (would work for either male or female)
Hat and shawl set intended for an older girl/young woman
Tan and grey hat in medium size - good for early teen boy?

I have at least one more hat I want to make before borrowing a camera to document (and share) and shipping them off.

Jenelle
02-20-2006, 02:57 PM
Jenelle, look in your Sunday paper, you're bound to find 40% coupons for Joanns in there! I think they can be used online too

Heh, one problem. We don't get a sunday newspaper! Or even a newspaper!

:rofling: :roflhard:

Andrea
02-20-2006, 03:07 PM
Well, I get them in emails all the time, maybe I'll PM you next time I get one and I can email you them! :D

Jenelle
02-20-2006, 03:23 PM
Is there a place to sign up for them?

Jan in CA
02-20-2006, 04:27 PM
Is there a place to sign up for them?

Look! You can sign up here to receive them in the mail (http://www.joann.com/about_joann/about_frame.jhtml;$sessionid$3OTCONQAAD1CGP4SY5NBH OR50LD3OEPO?url=www.about-joann-stores.joann.com/services/flyer.php)!!!

Jenelle
02-20-2006, 04:31 PM
Just signed up!

Thanks Jan!!

DotMom61
02-20-2006, 07:07 PM
They also have a 40% off thing going on online right now. The code is FEBH640.

margie
02-23-2006, 10:54 AM
I decided that I would knit a hat for the 17-yr old boy that I'm knitting for next- went to look at my stash, and I don't have any yarn that isn't 100% wool!!!! (other than sock yarn). So.........I will have to be patient and wait until I can get to the store to buy something washable!! :|

mintdee
02-23-2006, 12:07 PM
Okay now that my Knitting olympics project is done I can get back to the scarf for the little girl. I should get it done in the next day or two since it is on large needles :thumbsup: I also went out and got a coloring book and some stickers to send with it.I will let you know when I finish it.

DotMom61
02-24-2006, 04:13 PM
I decided that I would knit a hat for the 17-yr old boy that I'm knitting for next- went to look at my stash, and I don't have any yarn that isn't 100% wool!!!! (other than sock yarn). So.........I will have to be patient and wait until I can get to the store to buy something washable!! :|

Margie -- Is that Zachary? I need to update my list!!

Thanks!

margie
02-24-2006, 07:41 PM
Julie, yes it is Zachary---- I got yarn today, and started the hat. I am knitting "hot head" from the S & B book. I thought it might be "hip" enough for a 17 yr old. I wasn't able to get the same yarn as they call for in the pattern- what I got is rather bright, but I hope it works out okay!

DotMom61
02-24-2006, 11:31 PM
Margie --

I got your package today. Oh my GOSH!!! The fish and the clogs are even more astounding in person, and that little teddy bear ... just too cute for words! Can you share the patterns for the fish & the bear? Thank you, yet again! I just love these!! :heart:

Jan in CA
02-25-2006, 03:14 AM
My hats are all boxed up and ready to go! I'll try and get them out tomorrow.

mintdee
02-25-2006, 02:06 PM
The scarf is done! It is so soft. :inlove: Honestly i love this yarn. :thumbsup:

CateKnits
02-25-2006, 02:12 PM
I started a scarf for a little girl out of that rainbow yarn I wasn't sure what to do with...but I think I've been slacking on this project because I just haven't been happy with anything I've finished lately and I would feel right giving someone something that doesn't look GOOD. Maybe I'll start something else and see if it looks a bit better. I just wanted to apologize for saying I was going to make things and then not making them. :oops:

margie
02-25-2006, 03:21 PM
Margie --

I got your package today. Oh my GOSH!!! The fish and the clogs are even more astounding in person, and that little teddy bear ... just too cute for words! Can you share the patterns for the fish & the bear? Thank you, yet again! I just love these!! :heart:

The pattern for the bear is here:

http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/buddybears.html

The pattern for the fish is from Fiber Trends- so I don't think I'm allowed to post the pattern on here---------I purchased it from Patternworks, though.

I'm glad the package got to you---------I made the hat for Zachary, but it is too small, I think. I made the size small- but it is too small. I still have to seam it, but I think I'll give this one to someone else and make another one for Zachary. I'll let you know!!

Darhain
02-25-2006, 10:26 PM
I have been thinking about this KAL and thinking about it ... and I just can't get it off my mind. So, is there room for one more?

If no one has paired with her yet, I was thinking I'd take Gina, the ninteen-year-old girl. (Not sure if the list on page six is still up-to-date.) I'm not exactly sure what to make, but she's the one that keeps jumping out at me. :)

Please let me know. And any ideas for what to make would be helpful, too. Thanks!

DotMom61
02-26-2006, 12:00 AM
Cate -- I really think you're being too hard on yourself. You know, a common trait amongst really smart people is that they tend to be rather perfectionistic. So, lighten up, young lady, and let someone enjoy the lovely things you're making!! :fingerwag: There ... I got that Mom Moment out of my system now.

Margie -- Thank you for sharing the bear pattern. Yours is a lot cuter than the one in the picture, though. No worries, and no rush, on the hat for Zachary.

Darhain -- You are MORE than welcome to join in, and the list on Page 6 should be up to date. I think it would be great for you to pick the 19-year-old!! Thank you so much for joining in!

mintdee
02-26-2006, 12:55 AM
.mom I LOVE your sheep :heart: :roflhard:

I will put the scarf in the mail on Monday. Just wait until you feel this yarn it is made in! :drooling:
It is exactly like this scarf only smaller...

mintdee
02-26-2006, 12:56 AM
.mom I LOVE your sheep :heart: :roflhard:

I will put the scarf in the mail on Monday. Just wait until you feel this yarn it is made in! :drooling:
It is exactly like this scarf only smaller...

DotMom61
02-26-2006, 01:54 AM
:cheering: :cheering: I can't wait to sink my fingers into it! :cheering: :cheering:

And thanks for the Sheep Compliment. I have to give credit for it to Becka ... I stole it from a message she sent me. :shifty: Isn't it cute?

Darhain
02-26-2006, 11:34 AM
Darhain -- You are MORE than welcome to join in, and the list on Page 6 should be up to date. I think it would be great for you to pick the 19-year-old!! Thank you so much for joining in!

Great! Now, do you think a felted bag would be a good place to start? Something fun that she can tote her stuff in when she's going to appointments and whatnot? Or maybe a clapotis? Something fun and stylish is what I am thinking ...

DotMom61
02-27-2006, 10:35 PM
Oh, wow, I think either one of those would be terrific! I have a couple of teenage nieces that keep bugging me to make them a purse. So, I'm thinking that would be pretty cool ... although a Clapotis would be *really* cool! Oooo the choices. :cheering:

jessi_9783
03-01-2006, 10:16 AM
Julie, I just know your gonna kill me for not starting this sooner. However, I did start as soon as I got my yarn on Sat. Here are the ribbed and ruffled wristlets I've made for Deanne. I'm not pleased with them because they laddered. I've never experienced laddering before with ML. But in my defense, I wasn't really paying attention while I was knitting because of all of the drama that has been around me since my aunt died on Sat. morning. Maybe the laddering isn't as bad I think it is. My mom is the model aren't her wrists lovely? You can't see the laddering because I made her turn them so they wouldn't get photographed. If you want to see it I'll try to muster up the courage to take a pic. Just let me know. I'm off to cast on her matching hat.

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e221/jessi_9783/Knitting%202006/FOs/RibbedRuffledWristlets-1.jpg

Alternate view:
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e221/jessi_9783/Knitting%202006/FOs/RibbedRuffledWristlets.jpg

DotMom61
03-01-2006, 01:40 PM
Oh, Jessi, they're beautiful!! And there is absolutely *no* deadline on this stuff. So, please, don't worry about when you get it done or anything. Just let me know when you're ready, and I'll PM you my address.

I'm really sorry to hear about your aunt -- I hope all are coping well. {{hugs}}

Can you share where you found the pattern for the cuffs? They are SO cute!!! And yes, Mom's wrists are quite lovely! ;-)

jessi_9783
03-02-2006, 12:53 PM
Thanks Julie! The pattern is from the Magic Loop booklet. It's called Ribbed & Ruffled Wristlets by Bev Galeskas.

jhelanee
03-03-2006, 06:03 PM
Well I think I have finished my contributions. I made:

Hat and scarf set for a 4-5ish year old girl
Hat and scarf set sized for an older teen or young adult (would work for either male or female)
Hat and shawl set intended for an older girl/young woman
Tan and grey hat in medium size - good for early teen boy?
Brimmed hat w/flower - teen size
Lace-edged Hat - child size
Ruffled Hat - baby/toddler size

So if you can PM me that address I should send things to I will work on getting them out. I will include tags with size approximations and gender suggestions.

Also, because most of these were made with second-hand or older yarn I was thinking I should give them a wash. I have Tide Free (no dyes or perfumes) and Woolite around the house - do you think one of these would be better than the other in terms of not irritating skin?

jhelanee
03-15-2006, 08:07 PM
Pictures!!!!!! :cheering:

Jan - These will probably go into the mail on Saturday once I find a box and time to go to the PO!

DotMom61
03-15-2006, 08:30 PM
Jennifer!!! OH MY GOSH!! Those are fantastic! And I would never shoot you re: the Homespun unless you made me knit with it!! :lol:

Wow ... thank you so much. All of those are just fabulous!!! <<muah>>

Jan in CA
03-15-2006, 09:24 PM
Jennifer those are fabulous!!

Jenelle
03-16-2006, 06:23 PM
Jennifer, all of those things are awesome!! :inlove: Beautiful job! :thumbsup:

knitstress_tygher
03-20-2006, 02:39 PM
This is such a fabulous idea! I'm gonna join in, if that's okay? I don't know who to pick though, so I think I'll just start knitting, and see what comes off the needles. :XX:

DotMom61
03-20-2006, 08:43 PM
Please join in! Let me know when you're ready to send your items off, and I'll PM you my address.

jhelanee
03-21-2006, 02:56 AM
Thanks for the compliments. :oops:

Julie: I mailed the box off by Parcel Post on Saturday so it should get to you in about a week. I used some scrap yarn to attach tags with fiber content and washing instructions to each piece, and put post-it notes on the tags to indicate my thinking on age/gender. For the sets I ran the scrap yarn through both pieces so they wouldn't get seperated. If you can tell the nurses to remove the post-it notes before delivery but leave the tags on that would be great.

DotMom61
03-21-2006, 08:28 PM
Thank you, again, Jennifer! Especially for all the organization! Would you like to come and organize my kitchen? :D

margie
03-21-2006, 10:39 PM
:roflhard: No fair!!! I want her to come organize mine, too!! :rofling:

DotMom61
03-22-2006, 11:12 AM
Maybe she could start a North American Tour!

jhelanee
03-22-2006, 03:36 PM
Sorry, guys. Although I may organize knitted gifts well, I am not as good at houses. My DH would have a bit of a fit if I started organizing other people's houses before doing our den/guest bedroom! Although I will need a new job after graduating in the fall... :thinking: would airfare be included in my payment? :rofling:

DotMom61
03-23-2006, 05:06 PM
Jennifer --

Your box *just* arrived! Wow! It is just jam packed with stuff, and all the items are just beautiful! I can't wait to deliver them.

We're going to the clinic a week from tomorrow. So, I'm planning on just taking everything up at once. I have several hats from Jan, some items from Margie, and now this big box of stuff. I was planning on shipping everything, but I really think I'd like to hand-deliver them.

Thank you, everyone!!

DotMom61
03-26-2006, 09:56 AM
Kim --

The beautiful little red purse you sent arrived on Friday. SO cute!! If I get a chance, I will post a picture of it for your, but time is tight around here this week.

Thank you!!!

Jenelle
03-26-2006, 03:43 PM
Dotmom- Could you PM me your address? I have one hat made, that could fit a 5-8 year old, I might be wrong though. I used Patons Pooch yarn, and I want to get it sent out sometime soon. :)

horve1
04-09-2006, 04:38 PM
Hi Dotmom (or anyone else with a bright idea) -

I've got Collette's hipster almost done and it will be finished sometime this week, I think. I'm pretty happy with it so far - (my DD likes it, too) - we'll see what happens when I felt it.

I'd like more ideas for Patrick, though. (17 year old boy) I liked the idea of the case for his Nintendo DS, but my DS didn't think it was thrilling. Of course he couldn't come up with a substitute plan, so I'm sending out a plea for ideas. Thanks in advance!!!

DotMom61
04-13-2006, 01:16 PM
Oh, boy. Well, let me think on this, Horve.

Patrick is pretty goofy. He would probably be thrilled with anything someone hand-made him. At Halloween, he showed up at the nurses' station in one of those fake hospital gowns w/ the naked butt hanging out the back. He was still using a wheelchair at the time, and when he got up there, he pretended to drop something on the floor, and then he proceeded to get up & bend over to pick it up. Needless to say, the nurses about had a cow! They completely fell for it for a second!

WAIT!!! I JUST HAD A GREAT IDEA ... and I know this is probably more than you want to take on, but I just thought of this (http://www.magknits.com/Aug05/cof.htm)! I just remembered that, again at Halloween, Pat had police tape on his hospital room door, and he bequeathed it to my DS when he was discharged from that visit.

Anyway, that's a pretty tall order, I know, but perhaps it will give you some inspiration for something a little more manageable!

And I *can't wait* to see Collette's Hipster!! I've been wanting to make one of those since I first saw it.

horve1
04-13-2006, 02:12 PM
Julie -

Now that I love!!!

Just a couple of questions.

Collette's hipster should be done this weekend if my DH comes through with the new washer he promised so it can be felted correctly. Please pm your address so I can send it to you/her.

I love the scarf. I'm not sure how long it will take for me to knit though. Can you tell me if a couple of months would be ok? It might be less than that, but I don't want to make a promise I'm not sure I can keep.

Thanks!

KatyKoolkat
04-16-2006, 12:45 AM
Hi Julie:

I would love to contribute too!! I have a few projects on the go, so it would definitely be a 'whenever I get to it' type thing, but I thought I would stick with the under two years crowd. There are plenty of ideas for hats and things.

Let me know if you can pair me up with someone specific? (And is the 5mo old still available to knit for? I have lots of baby patterns)

Thanks!!

Edited to add that I would love to make Todd (22yo) a newsboy cap. Do you know him? Would he like it? What color?

DotMom61
04-16-2006, 05:48 PM
Hi Julie:

I would love to contribute too!! I have a few projects on the go, so it would definitely be a 'whenever I get to it' type thing, but I thought I would stick with the under two years crowd. There are plenty of ideas for hats and things.

Let me know if you can pair me up with someone specific? (And is the 5mo old still available to knit for? I have lots of baby patterns)

Thanks!!

Edited to add that I would love to make Todd (22yo) a newsboy cap. Do you know him? Would he like it? What color?

Hi Katy --

Thanks for jumping in!! Your note made me realize that I probably need to update the list w/ more appropriate ages because, for instance, Joseph is about 8 mos old now!

I think that you could probably knit just about anything, and they would be able to pair it up with a patient. I know that my friend in the Child Life Center has been quite thrilled w/ the items that have come in. Naturally, they like the caps that have been sent, but she's also been amazed at some of the more out-of-the ordinary things that you all have sent. So, I think that perhaps felted bags, clogs, cool & soft scarves as well as caps would all be welcome. Of course, there's always the stuffed bunnies and teddy bears, too!

As for Todd ... I have met his Mom, but I haven't really talked w/ him much. The chemo has been pretty hard on him, and the one or two times I've been there when he was, he was pretty withdrawn. You could go ahead & make the cap, though, and if the nurses in the chemo clinic didn't think he'd like it, I'm sure they could find someone to pair it up with.

I know that's not much help, is it? :??

KatyKoolkat
04-16-2006, 08:31 PM
Thanks Julie for your fast reply (considering easter and all, and the fact you have kids!!) and I am looking forward to it!

I will get on doing some stuff now and let you know how it is going!!

KatyKoolkat
04-16-2006, 08:38 PM
Hey Julie:

Next time you get a chance (and of course dont be tooo nosy!!lol) could you find out if Todd likes anything in particular, like sports or harry potter or cars or whatever? It would help me to pick something to knit for him, besides the newsboy.

THanks!

DotMom61
04-17-2006, 12:12 AM
Hey Julie:

Next time you get a chance (and of course dont be tooo nosy!!lol) could you find out if Todd likes anything in particular, like sports or harry potter or cars or whatever? It would help me to pick something to knit for him, besides the newsboy.

THanks!

Katy --

I'll do what I can, but I really don't see them anymore since my DS is out of treatment now (:cheering:). I will drop a note to the Child Life Specialist, though, and see if she can pass anything on to me. I'll let you know if I hear anything back!!

Thanks again!

horve1
04-17-2006, 08:48 AM
Hi Julie -
I'll probably be sending out Collette's hipster tomorrow. I'm pretty happy with it - hope she'll like it! :oo:

That was the best news about Patrick! Hope he stays well. Did you have a chance to pick out a different boy for me? Around that age? Or do you think the older young man? (22? I can't think of his name, sorry.)

Thanks a bunch!

DotMom61
04-17-2006, 12:56 PM
Katy & Amy --

Looks like you *both* want to knit something for the 22yo guy. I just sent a note off to the Child Life Specialist. I'll let you know what I hear.

My immediate thoughts are that you may want to pick different kids to knit for. Personally, I'm having trouble coming up with any good ideas for a guy his age that would be appropriate for summer time. :?? Of course, I'm not feeling particularly inspired at the moment 'cause I'm sleepy. :zzz:

What do you all think?

horve1
04-17-2006, 01:15 PM
Hi Julie - Maybe you don't know because with your DS not being in tx any more :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: - but it looks like there were 3 15 year old boys (at your last update). I'll do something for one of them. Do you know any of them? (Your story about Patrick really inspired me.) If not, please just pick one of them for me, with any hints you can give. Thanks much!

KatyKoolkat
04-17-2006, 06:04 PM
Thanks, horve, for picking someone else-cause I was feeling selfish and unswitchable!! He is in my age group (I am 25) so it wasnt really a stretch (other than the fact that he's the other sex!!), plus, I have plenty of guy friends around that age to ask for suggestions!!

Hopefully I will hear from you soon, Julie, but my immediate thoughts were maybe an ipod case or a book cover or something? Hence the reason I wanted to know about sports teams and things.

K

horve1
04-18-2006, 09:04 AM
Katy - not a problem. I'm trying to get close to my kids' ages, and actually 15 is closer to my DS (17). I just thought maybe noone would pick the 22 yr old because he's "not a kid".