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, October 16, 2013

Mickey's Cat

Today is my birthday and so, as I have for the past several years, I'm posting another pattern as my gift to all of you.  This is a very special design for me to offer as I didn't draw it.  My eight year old grandson, Mickey, drew it.  I was visiting him and he was showing me some pictures that he had taken with his camera.  One of them was a picture of this great cat that he had drawn.  He couldn't remember what he had done with the actual drawing, but he did have a picture of it!  I thought it would make a great bib or cloth and so I attempted to recreate it here.  I love it and I hope that you will too!
The borders are slightly narrower than most of my cloths, but I wanted to keep the width the same number of stitches that I usually use.  I needed the "extra" blank rows to accommodate the whiskers!
I have to say that Mickey was quite pleased with the results and so am I, but mostly because I know that it's his design.  I did have to tweak it a bit to make it fit within the number of stitches that I had and I admit that I was tempted to change it a bit, but it was important to me to keep it as close to the original as I could, so I resisted!
The cloth is knitted in Peaches & Creme in Army Tan and the bib is done in Light Green.  You can grab the pdf files from the sidebar.  I hope that if you knit either one that you post your pictures on Ravelry so Mickey can see his cats in a variety of colors!
Mickey tells me that he thinks he'd like to be a cartoonist when he grows up.  Or a basketball player.  Did I mention that he's tall?  Oh to be young again and have choices!!

13 comments:

Unknown said...

HI Elaine, love the new bib and cloth patterns for Mickey's Cat. Adorable.

I got the pdf for the bib but am not finding the Dishcloth one.

Thank you for the pattern.

HUGS
Susan

oylenshpeegul said...

That's fantastic! Thanks, Mickey...and Elaine!

Jan E said...

Elaine, I *love* your patterns. I have lost count of how many of your bibs I've knitted and I cannot thank you enough for sharing them. Such fun! God bless you and Happy Birthday.

kjn09705 said...

Many happy returns of the day!

Anne-Marie Poulin said...

Wow you have so much talent!

Melanthe said...

That is so sweet! Thank you for sharing your grandson's picture as a pattern.

Lynda said...

LOVE your patterns!
I am making a blanket with your patterns for our prayer shawl ministry at church. I am messing up some of the patterns where the purls land in a straight line. These purls tend to fade to the back as if I were knitting rib. I tried knitting tighter and looser but this did not help. I am getting a cloth a little short of 8” when I knit with a size 8 needle and knit tight…my typical tension. Is there something else I should be doing like purling (or knitting) in the back loop?

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Deb said...

Nice pattern! Your grandson has a lot of talent as a cartoonist.

The Manse Hen said...

Mickey's cat is fabulous! And you did well translating it onto the bib!

Norma said...

Your square patterns are just what I have been looking for and it will save me loads of time designing them myself, so thank you very much. I am knitting them for Knit a Square, http://www.knit-a-square.com/knitting-instructions.html a charity in South Africa that supports kids orphaned by AIDs. Their patterns are not very child-oriented but they don't mind as long as you knit an 8" x 8" square. Thanks again:))))

Anonymous said...

Is there a pattern available for the cloth?