Tuesday, September 19, 2006

 

Aloha bib

This is my second bib, created for some family friends of ours. My husband's former boss is going to be a dad for the 4th time, and they know that it will be a boy. So, to celebrate, I picked out some bright orange and blue from my stash and set to work.


The yarn is Needful Yarns' Kim, which I believe is 55% cotton and 45% acrylic. I've made a ballband cloth from it and after two months of use it's holding up well. The colors are losing their luster but I think it's due to our ridiculously hard water. But it dries quickly so that's a plus.

I used US size 5 needles and it helped my slipped stitches to stay tight and uniform. They were getting loose and bunchy with a 6.

The button is special because my husband collects Hawaiian shirts (aka Aloha Shirts). I found the button in a tropical-themed pack at Michaels. I think it'll make them smile. :)

Comments:
Absolutely adorable!! Love the button. Great, great, job!! The colors are wonderful. Alo-ha!!
 
Love the button and color combo. I'm sure the recipients will love it!
 
Great gift! Love the colors and the button.
 
Very, very cute! Isn't it wonderful to give a fun, handmade gift?!
 
Love the color combo!
 
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