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!

Monday, April 18, 2011


You might be wondering "Who is Gus and why does he have a bib and cloth named for him?"  Well, Gus was my sister's beautiful yellow lab.  He was a great dog and made friends with everyone.  He was crazy about my husband and my husband was crazy about him.  He always greeted us enthusiastically whenever we would visit and would climb up on the couch to sit beside you, even if there wasn't enough room!  Sadly, he passed away last month and we all miss him terribly. 
Last year, when I was working on designs for the calendar, I wanted to do a generic pup.  It wasn't until I finished that I realized it resembled Baby Gus, so I decided to name this set in his memory.  Thanks go to my pal, Denise, for helping test knit (even if I did change it!)  The pdf is listed in the sidebar and includes a chart.

If you have pets, give them a hug today and enjoy them while you can.


Leslie said...

These are adorable. I am going to try the cloth. (I'm a newish knitter.) RIP sweet and beautiful Gus.

Azangelique53 said...

Thank you for sharing this bib & cloth pattern, Elaine. We lost our black lab Scratch last fall and we still have our beloved rescue chocolate lab Brandy Mae. Pets make our world a better place. We have 3 rescue cats as well. Keep designing. I love your talent and I love knitting those darling bibs.

Fru Keilegavlen said...

These are adorable!! I am so sorry about your dog,- pets really make our world a better place. They appreciate us just the way we are.