Thursday, November 30, 2006


Socks. What can I say about socks?? Well for one they are addictive and fun to make. I actually got the bright idea to come up with my own sock pattern after looking at 3 different patterns. At the moment I am taking a break from the socks. I just finished my second dish cloth and have started a hat for Zack to go with his scarf.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

It's a sock, It's a mitten and a Bib

Here is the directions to my latest project. I found it really cool that the socks would also work for baby mittens. It took me abouta day to do the mitten part. Then I made an I Cord and attached it to the inside at the row under the fringe. I made the hat a long time ago and go the directions from Knitting Help My second project was a baby bib. I came up with my own pattern for the bib after looking online at some of the patterns.

Baby Bib with Ribbing

Materials: size 8 needles, Cotton worsted weight yarn, 1/2 to 5/8 inch button

Cast on 30 stitches
Row 1: Knit 2, Purl2, alternating till the end of the row, ending on a knit.
Row 2 & 3: repeat Row 1.
Row 4: Knit 2, Purl2, Knit 22, Purl 2, Knit 2. Repeat this row until bib is about 6 inches long.
Finishing: Knit rows 1,2, & 3 again to finish. Knit 5 stitche and place on a stitch holder. Cast off/ bind off 20. Knit the remaining 5 stitches until about 4 inches long. Bind off and put button on. Pick up the 5 stitches off of the stitch holder. knit until about 3 inches long.
button Hole Row: Knit 2, Yarn Over, Knit 2 together, knit one. Knit 5 rows and repeat button hole row. Knit 5 more rows and repeat button hole row. After the 3rd button hole row knit 2 rows and bind off.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006


I finished my first pair of socks. The one on the left is the one I made while in Lufkin with Aunt Jo's help. The one on the right is the one I made after we got back home. There are some small mistakes in the right one but that's okay they are for Michelle.
I got the directions from Knitting Help. They are the Childlren's Slipper Socks. The onlky thing wrong with the directions is when you get ready to start the heel. I found that the wawy they explain the instep and sole is not correct, but the rest of the corections are correct.