What have I been doing today? It is a rainy Saturday, and unlike others who hate rainy days, I need them! It allows me to reset my pace and catch up on a few indoor things that have been on the back-burner for far too long. I finally moved my painting upstairs, and working in the sun room (even with the rain out the open windows) is a lovely way to spend the afternoon. I am doing a painting of an old Italian Villa, with two villages in the distance. You can see that I painted a whole village (just needs a few more trees) in the second photo.
Elann HERE. I got 15 balls in burgundy for the coat. The pattern is from Simply Knitting 103, March 2013.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
My sister is going to be a grandmother, and I just had to make this simple bib for her new grandbaby.
If you can knit a dishcloth, you can make a bunch of these for your little messy eater!
Easy to knit, easy to wash and easy to wear.
Quick Knit Baby Bib
Yarn: Crafters Cotton 50grams (or other worsted weight cotton)
Gauge 16 sts = 4 inches in garter stitch
One large button
Cast on 34 stitches. Knit EVERY ROW (garter stitch) until piece measures 7 inches.
Next Row: knit 10, cast off next 14 stitches, knit 10.
Work one side at a time, garter stitch the 10 stitches until the neck band measures 5 inches. Next row, knit 2 together, knit 6, knit 2 together.
Last row, cast off 8 stitches.
Attach yarn and start garter stitch on second side (button hole side). Work 5 inches.
Next row, knit 3, knit 2 together, yarn over, knit 2 together, knit 3.
Next row, knit 9.
Last row, cast off 9 stitches. Darn in loose ends.
Sew button opposite buttonhole.