Sunday, December 10, 2006

"I keep on playing our favorite song, I turn it up while you're gone"




Squee! I'm published in Knitty! Thanks so much for all your comments and emails. All the support warms my cold little heart! Now show me pictures of your Twinkletoes!

(BTW, this is the full pic from which my headshot was cropped. It was taken at the CIA in North Hollywood where I opened for a friend's band by doing a fire fan performance! See below for an action shot from the show.)





















18 comments:

David Blume said...

Congrats! It's a wonderful article, and must have taken a long time to compose.

And all the photos have such delightful panache, too!

cookie said...

Congrats! I love the slippers!

Anonymous said...

Twinkletoes are beautiful! I can't wait to try it out!

I do have one question-- Could you please give me average dimensions for the sizes? I am a size US 6, and am unsure if I would need an adult size or a child's size. I want to be able to fit in them, but I don't want them to be too big either!

Thank you so much for sharing your pattern with everyone!

Kate A. said...

Thanks for a fantastic pattern! I've already knit my first pair, and plan to make more! Details and pictures are on my blog, http://aastrikke.blogspot.com/. The pattern is SO brilliant. It's simple and easily adaptable, with the best heel fit I've knit yet. The finished product is adorable *and* comfortable (no problems with cut-off circulation like I feared, thanks to the stretchiness of the ties. =] )

To partially answer anonymous' question - I made the adult size for my gigantic size-10 feet and had to add rows to make it long enough to stretch around my heel, but the toe fit fine (that is to say, it stretched nicely to fit). I want to make the next pair for a size-6 friend, and I haven't yet decided whether to just go down a couple of needle sizes or make the adult-size toe with 4 fewer stitches. I'll probably try making a toe in each and see which I like better. Once you've finished the toe, I think you could continue the rest of the Adult pattern as written, without making adjustments to the sides. At least, that's my theory.

A US women's size 6 is 9 inches long, so since you want it to stretch to fit, the given length for the Adult size of twinkle toes should work fine. But it's super-easy to just skip a pair of plain stockinette rows anywhere along the length (between toe and the tie, or between the tie and the heel), if you try it on and it seems like it might be short.

The beauty of these things is that it *really* only takes a couple of hours to make each one, so if you decide it's too short or too long, ripping back and adjusting it is no biggie.

Bea said...

Twinkletoes look utterly adorable- thankyou for sharing them!

As soon as I have finished the million Christmas presents I thought it'd be clever to knit I will be making me some of these!

Anonymous said...

Chloe, I'm sitting here in NYC, having just made my first Twinkletoes! I've been knitting for a year and prior to today I'd never done a provisional cast-on or a short row. Took me a few tries, but I finally got it! And sold 'em to my neighbor for $75 for a holiday gift for her boss!

I made mine of Koigu Kersti because the only Rowan Calmer at my LYS was brown. The Koigu looks gorgeous! This is a really great pattern and it's given me a great sense of accomplishment. I promise pics soon! -- Stacy in Manhattan :)

Chloe Sparkle said...

Stacy- That is so awesome! That's more that I got paid for the pattern! Rock on with your superior knitting prowess!

Melikahiwa! said...

I love this pattern! I just learned how to knit on DPNs and well when I saw these I knew I had to try my new skill! I'm doing it in an ugly yarn since I really didn't think I oculd do it but they are turning out really well!
I added an extra 4 rows in, hopefully that's going to be enough to make it over my super-huge 10 feet as well!
Kate-a how many rows did you add? I suppose I'll find out it 4 was enough soon... I'm about to do the heel section...

Anonymous said...

I had thought one of the regulations with using the knitty patterns was that you weren't allowed to sell the resulting products....

Jennifer said...

Chloe, Just wanted to let you know how much I'm STILL enjoying my, "our", sockapaloooza socks.... so much that I knit the same pair again for me! Check them out : somehwereknitting.blogspot.com!

Cheers! ~Jenny

madhatter said...

this pattern really is cool - the second pair is on my needle right now, the first pair is just finished. Awfully nice to share this via knitty! thanks!

Lauren said...

Chloe Sparkle - I just saw that your birthday is 12/6! So is mine and my boyfriend's! And Dave Brubeck's.

msfortuknit said...

Amazing!

Anita said...

I saw your Twinkletoes on Knitty and I found them just lovely! Congratulations!
I just can wait to sit with my needles and yarn and start to translate your pattern. Wish me luck! =] I will send you the picture when it is finished.

Nice to meet you Chloe!

Best regards from São Paulo, Brazil

p.s.: working on my knitting blog Punknits

livnletlrn said...

My 8-year-old daughter finished knitting her own Twinkletoes yesterday and I put a picture of them on our blog today. Please stop by for a visit!

http://livnletlrn.blogspot.com/

Thanks for a fun pattern.

Anonymous said...

Totaly loving your Twinkletoes!!
Just have to translate it to norwegian, and then, hopefully, i might have some of the cutest twinkletoes in all of Norway!!!

Rock on girlie!!!

Anonymous said...

Twinkletoes look fabulous!! I can't wait to try them. I have one question, is each slipper knit all together? or in multiple pieces? Thanks!

Cassie said...

Thanks so much for the great slipper pattern! I've knit 5 pairs already...with a few variation :) Some with ribbons for ties, some with the ribbing and ties in another color, some with a knitted strap and buttons. If I stop giving them away I'll send you pics :)