Return of the Cuties

Some people left comments on my previous post about how they hadn’t been able to knit during their time on Jury Duty. Fortunately, I have been able to take along my knitting and work on it while waiting. Our introductory video even showed yarn and needles when listing suggestions of what to do while waiting!

It was a bit odd on Monday; apparently most knitters in this week’s jury pool used the Kellogg Blvd entrance and had their knitting confiscated by security. I used the 4th St entrance and had no trouble. The Jury Supervisor was awesome! He went to the security station and picked up the yarn and needles and returned them to their owners.

It’s also my first time inside the Ramsey County Courthouse. I never realized  (it’s so different looking at a building’s exterior up close and personal than from afar) that it contains fabulous Art Deco features. Even the tiniest detail, like the women’s restroom door handle, is gorgeous.

More knitting—more baby items in my favorite color!


You aren’t seeing double. I knit the same hat and booties again, this time in a lovely purple. These are for another Rachel (with only one L this time), who happens to be my cousin. She was expecting a girl in October; naturally I wanted to knit a few things for them.


I picked up some Louet Gems, and had trouble with the gauge for the hat. As you can see, it turned out smaller than the Panda Wool version. Eeep! It blocked out well, but might not fit for a very long while. This time around, I got the garter stitch border on the lace edging correct. It looks much nicer!


Pattern: “Boys Crown” by Beth Anne Paustian, Black Purl Designs: Sweet Child of Mine K1 Size: Infant Yarn: Louet Gems, Lilac, half-skein Needles: US 2 (2.75 mm) and US 2.5 (3 mm) Started: August 24, 2007 Completed: August 26, 2007

Pattern: “Cuffed Booties” by Beth Anne Paustian, Black Purl Designs: Sweet Child of Mine K1 Size: Infant Yarn: Louet Gems, Lilac, half-skein Needles: US 2 (2.75 mm) bamboo DPNs Started: September 1, 2007 Completed: September 3, 2007

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15 Responses to “Return of the Cuties”

  1. bellamoden Says:
    October 10th, 2007 at 6:40 am

    These really are cute! I see what you mean by the garter stitch detail.

    Arbritary and inconsistent security really chap my hide.

  2. Guinifer Says:
    October 10th, 2007 at 8:06 am

    Am I crazy? I would like a pair of the purple slippers…

  3. Kristi aka Fiber Fool Says:
    October 10th, 2007 at 10:01 am

    That is a reaaly great baby pattern! I love both versions.

  4. Chris Says:
    October 10th, 2007 at 10:10 am

    Cute cute cute! My jury duty was Hennepin County, pre-9/11 – but I was able to happily knit the entire time I was in “the pool.” I still remember the project I knitted…

  5. trek Says:
    October 10th, 2007 at 10:37 am

    Good jury super!

  6. Jeanne Says:
    October 10th, 2007 at 1:28 pm

    Very cute. I really like the purple. Lucky you went in that other door, and didn’t have to be without your knitting even one minute. My last jury duty was BK. (Before Knitting)

  7. Opal Says:
    October 10th, 2007 at 3:55 pm

    I love the purple edition. The booties are total cute overload.

    I’m so glad you can knit during the jury duty process. It’s unbelievably tedious without something to do.

  8. mrspao Says:
    October 10th, 2007 at 4:07 pm

    What a nice Jury Supervisor! Those booties are such cute :)

  9. lisa Says:
    October 10th, 2007 at 7:10 pm

    Very cute! And very encouraging about being able to knit… will keep it in mind for myself for Nov.

  10. Carrie K Says:
    October 10th, 2007 at 7:27 pm

    Oh those are so very cute!!!

    I couldn’t knit during my one whole day when I was up for Jury Duty so I fidgeted like a crack addict instead.

  11. Tanya Says:
    October 11th, 2007 at 7:35 am


    Glad to hear that the judicial system is wising up to the knitting thing! Hope its that way in my area should I be called upon.

  12. Lisa Says:
    October 13th, 2007 at 9:41 pm

    Darling baby stuff…awww.

    Yay for knitting being allowed at least sometimes now. I know a lot of people have been very upset about that issue in the past. Hopefully eventually all courts will allow it.

  13. OzKnitter Says:
    October 15th, 2007 at 8:23 am

    That purple LG is gorgeous! Such a pretty hat and booties set.

  14. schrodinger Says:
    October 15th, 2007 at 12:59 pm

    so glad you made it in with your knitting supplies – and how nice of the jury supervisor to get the yarn and needles for the other jurors. Those booties (and hat) are so adorable.

  15. fibergal Says:
    December 9th, 2007 at 1:49 am

    I must be missing it. Did you mention which pattern this was? Or what publication?

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