Updated patterns!

I'm in the process of updating my old patterns, particularly the bibs, to include charts. I'm rewriting some of the directions to make the patterns even easier and including alternative methods for beginning the bibs and for making the ties. Look for these patterns in the sidebar to see which ones have been added. It's a slow process, but eventually, they'll all be there!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

"Boo" Baby!

Halloween around this house is quite something to behold. Last year we had over 350 little trick or treaters and that didn't even include my little grandsons! I have to start buying candy at the beginning of October to spread the cost out over the month. Still, it's so much fun to see the "little" kids. Here then, is a Halloween bib and a wash/dish cloth for the event. I'll post the directions here, but I also have them listed as pdf files under my free patterns.

I used Peaches & Creme in Sunburst and Yellow. I debated about doing one in white, but this is a bib after all. Hmmm, strained carrots, peas, sweet potatoes? You get the picture!

On another note, lately, I've had quite a few inquiries as to what method I use to cast on the stitches at the beginning of the rows. I like to use the knitted cast-on or the cable cast-on. It really doesn't matter which one. I say use whichever one works best for you. You can check out the great knitting videos for all these here. Try them and see which one you prefer!


oylenshpeegul said...


LDSVenus said...

Those are sooooo cute!!! I love your imagination when you design, very awesome. Thank you for sharing them too. I'll have to make one for my newest grandson who is 4 months old now. :)

pojo said...

hi, thanks for the neat pattern
and all the other ones too

pojo said...

thanks for the patterns
very nice

Kathy... said...

These are just SOOOO adorable!!

susanmark said...

HI Elaine,

I LOVE the Boo Baby bib and washcloth patterns. Thank you. I started knitting my grandson, Johnny, the bib as soon as I printed off the pattern. Finished it last pm. I used PnC Starburst Orange.


shirleyknits said...
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shirleyknits said...

Very cute! Your GS is the luckiest baby!

I was at the Amazing Threads website, and noticed they have a link to your blog. The site is:


Claudia said...

Hi, Elaine!
I just LOVE your bibs and washclothes patterns!! I´ve just finished the Garter stitch bib and I´m in love with it!! It´s posted in my blog (if you want to take a look, I linked your blog!). I´m dying to do many of your gorgeous patterns!
Thanks a lot for sharing!!

NECRAT said...

Is that the cat that always sits on top of the computer in the den?

Just wondering.

Your son.