Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Taking A Break...

That title might be a little misleading though. We all need to take breaks from time to time to balance work and family. I however needed a break the other day from my regular knitting and pattern writing to just sit in front of the TV with my kids and work up a mindless garter bib for a friends baby. The outcome was too cute for words. I had found some mystery gray cotton/acrylic yarn at my Mother's last week and took it home instead of letting it sit for a for another year. I think it became something quite lovely.

I'ts a very simple and generic bib pattern. Using US size 6 needles I cast on 40 sts and knit in garter for about 6". Then bound off 30 sts and continued in garter for around 9-10" adding a yarn over button hole a few rows before I bound those stitches off. Sewed a Button in the correct place then traced and cut a felt whale and embroidered it on. Start to finish with the applique it took me under 2 hrs, but I tend to knit very fast when I'm distracted by television.

I'm really going to make it a point to start updating more often. So many projects make it off my needles before I ever get a chance to photograph and share them with you. I've been lacking a bit in the sleep department lately, but that happens when I try and do too much at once. It seems I never truly stop working. I'm sure any Mother will say that, and with love too.

Here's a link to this projects Ravelry page!


Chrissy said...

I've been looking for a simple bib pattern! Thanks so much for sharing...I'll be linking over to you!

Aunt Kathy said...

I just made a similar bib only it had a cable running up the side and then just continued with the strap in the cable pattern, it was wonderful. I never thought of cutting out a felted picture to embroider on, but what a great idea.

Rene' said...

Oh how timely! I have a friend who will be having a baby soon and was looking for projects to knit for her. This is perfect!


Heart4Francis said...

Oh! How nice. Is there a way to purchase your patterns without being a member of the ravelry?


Maytina said...

This is so sweet, I love it. My newest wee one is just two weeks old, I'm all over knitting up a stack of these. Thanks!

Vibeke said...

wow so cute !!
I will try to make one this week, maybe i will putt it in my blog, then i will link to you :O)
Have a great day, and thank u for ideas :O)

Vibeke, Norway

Mindy said...

It looks great! What kind of yarn do you use? Is it an all cotton or do you suggest a blend?

Emma B. said...

Uh, is it totally wrong that I saw this and immediately thought "Hey! Fail Whale!"?

Although I suppose a Fail Whale is pretty appropriate for a baby bib, on several levels!

The Knifty Knitter said...

Wow! Love the simple bib. I might just have to make one :)

laetificant cor said...

This is really too cute for words and so simple. Thank you for sharing.

CFCina said...

WOW--super cute! thanks for posting! ;-)

~ Kathy

VictoriaG said...

Awww! Cute little bib! Perfect and cute for the new babies on their way, thanks for the share!

Sarah said...

I want to learn how to knit soon and this looks like the perfect first project! Thanks for the inspiration!

-Sarah from Create Studio

Sharon said...

You are one of the most talented people on the internet! I love all of your designs and one of these days I will purchase some of them.
I am hoping you will design some baby cloths. They would make great gifts for mother's to be. You have a beautiful family and I enjoy reading your blog. Keep up the good work. Hugs from Sharon in WV

Anonymous said...

Hi Kris,Your disgns are beautiful and I hope to purchase some of them soon. I'm hoping you will design some baby wash cloths. They would make wonderful gifts. You have a beautiful family and I love reading your blog. Thanks for all you do. Hugs from Sharon in WV

stitching under oaks said...

so cute...I love how the applique just makes it a little more adorable. very nice job.

Obsidian Kitten said...

I've made a few cotton bibs too (moms love 'em!) but never would've thought to add an applique--so cute!

And hey, I'm in Queens, too! *waves*

Crystal said...

I LOVE your projects! If I were a knitter, your stuff is exactly the kind of stuff I'd knit. Lovely and fresh-looking. Great photography, too.

michelle said...

adorable! this is the perfect quickie handknit baby gift.

RaeAnn said...

I am not sure how I found your blog. But it was a few months back and I've been wanting to make this bib ever since. I finally did and it turned out so cute! I am on my way to make more. Thank you, thank you so much for posting such a simple and cute pattern!

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