Sunday, October 16, 2011

Sunday, Sunday

I'm currently stockpiling Little Gifts Suitable for Little Ones. Sort of "Welcome to the World, Little Person" presents. This bib is from a relatively new Cottage Creations booklet,Comfort Gifts for Family and Community, part of the "knitting for the community" series. You can get your own copy at your favorite LYS or directly from Carol Anderson: Cottage Creations/ At the Farm on Deer Creek/ Carpenter Iowa 50426-000.

This one is relatively quick (though not mindless). I started and finished it yesterday.

And there has been some progress on the Sock Yarn Blankie. I have completed 49 small and 5 (plus a bit) large squares. I suspect that this one is going to suck the life out of me. Just saying.

I can't tell if it looks better in the photo or in real life. (Or neither)

In other knitting knews, the Other Half has requested a new hat. He even spent quality time with the pattern books at Joann's last weekend and found a couple he likes. Unfortunately (or that other thing), the patterns he picked call for Stuff Not In My Stash. And of course, that means Yarn Shopping! I think that's just a shame.


Saturday, October 08, 2011

Bibbity Bobbity Boo

In an ongoing effort to protect the clothing of every baby in the world:

And the cute button to fasten it:

And here's the progress on the sock yarn blankie. I think it's coming along nicely.


Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Drive By Blogging

Still trying to get the hang of the "new and improved" platform!

Just a little bit of what I've been doing lately.

First up, a modification of the Mason Dixon baby bib with applique. Base yarn is Sidar Wash 'n' Wear. Heart and blanket stitch something from the miscellaneous stash.

Button the first

Button the second

Don't they look good with the dishcloth cotton?


Sunday, October 02, 2011

Not Rid of Me Yet!

I've started a new project designed to use up some of the sock yarn in my stash. Over the past several years, I have made socks, but not so much recently. This little stash buster seemed like a good idea at the time. Now, well, I'm not so sure, but I'll keep plugging away until I run out of sock yarn or run screaming from the room.

Yarns: sock weight wool blends, some commercial, some indie dyer stuff, some, stuff indie-dyed by me back when I was knitting more socks.

Here it is all spread out. Each little square is about 2.5' and the big ones are about 5". 

And a semi-secret project I am working on. No, there are no Princelings in the wings. Just knitting up some baby bibs ala Mason Dixon Knitting (the first one). Actually, I am hoping to use up some of my better buttons. You know, the ones that are too big to be attached to the front of a sweater, but too cute to give away or toss. The ones that are singletons.

That purple one is a stegosaurus.

Blogger no longer supports Internet Explorer. A few minutes ago, I switched over to Firefox. In theory, this will make my life easier. In practice, not so much--at least not until I get used to it.

I am hoping to blog more frequently now that things have started to calm down a bit.

On non-blog, non-knit notes:

I threw a small load in the washer this morning. When it was done, I went to the laundry room to throw said load in the dryer. Imagine my dismay when I discovered a substantial amount (not a deluge, but not just a drip either) of water on the floor. Washer shares a drain pipe with the kitchen sink (directly above) and something (the grease drained from last night's dinner?) probably plugged the common pipe.

Fortunately, the pressure exerted by washer discharge was enough to clear the plug (I hope). Subsequent carefully watched loads did not cause additional leakage.

And something smells somewhat funky (as in dead mouse funky) in the garage. If it ever stops raining, I will do a search. In the meantime, I am just thankful that the stink (slight though it may be) is confined to the outer part of the building.

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