Moving On

In a flash I had finished another bib and realized that I had three bibs that needed buttons, ends woven in, and embellishments.  And once I had taken care of those details, the fever to knit cotton baby bibs was…gone!  And it’s a good thing, too, because I have a lot of other knitting and sewing I’d like to get done!

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  • Pattern: Baby Bib ‘o Love from Mason-Dixon Knitting (Ravelled here)

  • Yarn: Various remnants of Sugar ‘n Cream and Peaches ‘n Cream kitchen cotton

  • Needles: US size 7/4.5mm

  • Mods: Slipped the first stitch of ever row to neaten the edging, changed colors when the previous yarn ran out.

Once I got all of that out of my system, I was free to revisit the Tiny Shoes booties.  You may remember I knit a pair in leftover pink sock yarn, but they came out very differently and were not a matching set.  I put the whole project in time out, and after thinking it over decided to give it another try.

The right bootie had come out perfectly, so I set about knitting a 2nd left bootie.  The construction of these wee shoes is interesting yet fiddly.  Most importantly, the construction of the front of the shoe is slightly different from shoe to shoe as you are working in opposite directions.  So where the right bootie has a neat purl ridge above the yarn overs at the front of the shoe, the left is a new cast on that got a little bit stretched out.  While these two shoes are now the same size, the details are not exactly perfect.  Oh well, I’m sending them off to my expectant friend anyway. After all,

Handmade=imperfectly beautiful.

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  • Pattern: Tiny Shoes by Ysolda Teague from Whimsical Little Knits (Ravelled here)

  • Yarn: Holiday Yarns Flock Sock Yarn in Bubblegum, leftovers

  • Needles: US size 2/2.75mm

  • Mods: None.

Aren’t those little bunny buttons swell?  I have some angora yarn I’d like to make some booties out of, using these buttons as well.  Get it?! Fiber nerds we are…

Now I’m planning on finishing my Ishbel shawl and perhaps casting on some other single skein accessories.  I’ve been wanting to knit some new fingerless gloves, and I just bought the pattern for the Verity hat…Looks like I better get off the computer and start knitting!

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One thought on “Moving On

  1. Those bibs are great! And kudos to you to following through on your knitting impulse all the way to the FO! 🙂 Love the bunny buttons!

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