Sunday, August 3, 2008

Knitted bib

I'm back! Sort of. My lofty goal of making a quiet book this summer has not yet been achieved. I did, however, manage to pick up knitting again. I first learned how to knit back in college from a good friend and I'm ashamed to say that I still have not finished the scarf I started then. (Although I am close.) The scarf is still at home in Connecticut so I thought I'd try a smaller project this time. I had completely forgotten how to knit so I watched videos online. A friend told me about knittinghelp.com and I also found other great how-to's on youtube. This bib was really simple. It only required the knit stitch and making button holes was actually a breeze. I'm looking forward to trying out a few new patterns. Knitting is one of those great mindless activities that you can do while watching a movie or on long drives (as the passenger, of course).

I found the pattern for this bib on knittinghelp and just a tip--I started making it using wool yarn until I realized, duh, I wouldn't be able to wash it. Use a cotton or polyester yarn that can be washed and dried.

4 comments:

Trisha said...

Cute, I've always wanted to knit, but I'm a crocheter!

Kari said...

You're back, yeah! I totally want to pick up knitting. You and Becca are getting me in the mood. Cute bib!

Shane and Becca said...

Very cute! I'm excited for our upcoming knitting parties!

Hull Family said...

Jill! I wish I knew about your amazing sewing talent when you were here. It would have been fun to get together and craft. I love being crafty and I am in love with your darling blog!