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!



Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Brrrrr....

Boy, this winter sure has been a cold one here in New England. Not so much snow (until lately), but cold temperatures. The kind of temperatures penguins might like!
I know this is my second penguin cloth/bib, but who cares! I love penguins and I especially like this one. I think he has lots of personality!!

I had a hard time getting anyone to test knit him, except for my friend, Kathy, who lives in California, who is always willing to help me out! I think he is a pretty quick knit. I knit both the cloths and the bibs with Peaches & Creme, as I usually do. I just prefer it to the Sugar and Cream. I think it's a little softer.
What I really like about this set is that it would be suitable for either a boy or a girl. It looks good in medium shades and pastels (in my unbiased opinion!).
I hope you like him. As always, I have the pattern in pdf format in the sidebar.

Up next, I'm working on some designs for next year's dishcloth calendar. The theme is "County Style" so that should give you all a clue as to what my designs will be. (Think barnyard!!) My problem is that I've come up with so many, that I'll have trouble whittling them down. The "leftovers" will probably end up here eventually!

I'm also going to be sponsoring three KALs (knit alongs) for the Monthly Dishcloth Yahoo group. I've never even done one before, but in a moment of weakness, I agreed to help out. Before I knew it, I ended up committing to three. Two are brand new and one is a version of something else that I've already done! If you don't belong to the group, you should consider joining. In addition to the KALs with pictures, there is a second KAL mid month that features a new stitch or technique. It's lots of fun not knowing what you're knitting ahead of time! (Well, it's fun to some people!!)

7 comments:

Paula C. said...

I am a member of the Monthly Dishcloth group and am extremely pleased to hear that you are contributing patterns for the group!!! Thank so much =)

oylenshpeegul said...

Awesome! I agree, penguins are adorable...another penguin pattern is always welcome!

Tia said...

Ah this really made me smile ! WELL DONE YOU !

Kathy... said...

Has anyone knit a baby/toddler blanket using your designs for different squares of the blanket? Just looking at that cute penguin made me think of that idea.....

Maria said...

Love him Elaine. I love penguins too. It will be knit up shortly

Lílian Alves said...

Soooo cute!!!
I love penguins too....
Here in Rio de Janeiro I'm toasting. Today is not too hot, but lately we got really high temperatures like 45ºC or 115F.
Maybe thinking about penguins will chill me out a little... LOL...
Bye!!!
Ah! I'm on the Monthly Dishcloth group too! Waiting to participate in your KAL's!!!

Mary said...

lovely patterns Elaine,I have made many and will make many more.Thank you
Mary B