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!!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

To the Bat Cave

I've been trying to post for several days now and for some reason, Blogger wouldn't let me upload any of the links to my pdf files.  So frustrating, especially since Halloween is fast approaching and I wanted to get these patterns up!

I haven't done a Halloween bib/cloth in a couple of years, mostly because I just hate the holiday.  I didn't like it when I was a kid and I still don't like it.  My sister, on the other hand, just loves it.  Her house is decorated from top to bottom, including the bathroom.  She has so many Halloween themed items of clothing, that she'd have to change her clothes every ten minutes to wear them all!  One of her favorites are bats.  I don't know why, but I thought maybe I'd try coming up with one.  I started with one idea and then another popped into my head.  I couldn't decide which one I liked better, so I just did both!

This one is called:  "It's a Bat, Man!".  The bib is done in Peaches & Creme in Gold, and the cloth is Silver Gray.
I didn't want to knit it in black, as you'd never see the design!
The second pattern is called:  "A Little Batty" and is done in Sunburst.
Again, I knit the cloth in Silver Gray.
So there you have it. Maybe you know of a little goblin who'd like a new bib!  You can grab the pdf files from the sidebar under updated bibs and updated cloths.  
Happy Halloween. . . . or not!  ;o)