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!



Friday, February 3, 2012

Hearts for Ruthie

While I was waiting for little Ruth to arrive, I started knitting up some "girly" soakers.  I had an idea for a soaker with hearts and it came out kind of cute.















It's just a generic soaker that used 80 stitches to begin with and the hearts repeat every ten stitches.  I used some Cascade 220 wool in my stash.


However, while I was knitting it, I thought this pattern might also make a cute bib and cloth.















It's so simple that I almost feel guilty about how quickly I came up with the idea.  It hasn't been test knit, but once you get going, you almost don't need the pattern! You can look at your knitting and know what's coming next!
















The bib was knit with Peaches & Creme in Shocking Pink.  Wouldn't this be cute for Valentine's Day too?















The pattern includes directions for both the bib and the cloth and has a chart.  I'm putting the pattern in a pdf file in both the updated cloth and bib files, so you can find it in either spot.  Or, you can just click here for the pdf.  I hope you have fun making this for your little sweetheart too!

At four days old, Ruth Anne now has a nickname.  My son (and her father), who is a huge Yankees fan, calls her "Babe Ruth", which of course leads to "The Babe".  He says that wasn't his intention when they picked her name, but I'm not so sure.