Friday, October 06, 2006

Mason-Dixon madness continues!

I don't know if I'll ever get tired of knitting things from this book (Mason-Dixon Knitting by Kay Gardiner and Ann Shayne). I wouldn't be surprised if I eventually knit almost every pattern in there. I don't know what it is, but they are just so satisfying and fun!




These are the latest. Baby bib o' Love, with added ruffle, and Baby Genius burp cloth. No. I don't know anyone personally who is having a baby girl right now, but someone is getting a cute gift when they do! The ruffle pattern is "Lace Bells" from Knitting on the Edge by Nicky Epstein.

I was knitting the burp rag as something midless to carry around with me, and I wasn't paying attention and made it WAY too long! So I ended up ripping almost half of it to make it a normal length. Then I had enough pink left over (from a 100 gram ball of Lily Elite Cotton) to make the bib. Just barely. I actually made the straps a teensy bit short, but they still fit around the neck of my nine year old daughter comfortably, so I'm thinking a baby will be fine. (She thought it was a tank-top front and was holding it up to see if it would fit her. LOL.) That ruffle sure did suck up a lot of yarn, but it was worth it, I think!

I have some blue and the leftover white in this yarn to make a boy set sometime, too. I really like this yarn, and I'm hoping to find it somewhere local.

I went to KIP (knitting in public) last night, and had fun as always! I took my two oldest daughters this time, and they had so much fun, it's going to be difficult to make them stay home most of the time. But mom needs her "me-time"!

10 comments:

Margaret said...

Oh I LOVE the ruffle on the bib! I hope that you find a messy girl baby to give it to! haha

Anonymous said...

My mom is obsessed with the Mason-Dixon book, too! The ruffle on the bib is adorable.

Anonymous said...

LOL you crack me up with how you knit just to knit. But I can understand why you do it. The big and burp cloth are just too cute. Nice job on them.

J. Denae said...

It's tricky to balance that "me" time with kid time - especially with a fun KIP group like ours. There would be no peace in my house if I didn't bring Bean with me!! She had fun with the girls.

Michele said...

I LOVE the bib! I bought the book last month, but have yet to knit anything out of it. I have too many projects on the needles, plus socks for MIL for Christmas.

I wish I had babies to knit for! Sigh.

Heather said...

THAT IS SOO STINKING CUTE! Can I order those from you... and for how much.. sans the ruffle and with blue ;) I have a gal who just had a baby at 33 weeks... that would be wonderful for her! Let me know on board...

suzie said...

what a lovely addition to an already fun pattern. inspiring!

S.B. said...

did you add the ruffle before or after the bib o love was knitted? thanks you! sweetbeaker.

Lara said...

Karly, the ruffle was knit from the bottom up, so I knitted the ruffle, then just continued on with the bib. I had to adjust the number of stitches a bit to make it fit right. I believe when I finished the ruffle I had 43 stitches (instead of 40) and I decreased one at each edge on the first row of the bib. So, I ended up with 41 stitches.

Allyson said...

I just love the bib! How cute! You know, I have never seen a knit bib before? What a great gift idea!