Tuesday, July 31, 2007


Buttons for bibs

I had a website that had all sorts of buttons but I can't seem to find the paper I wrote it down on. Can anyone help me? My cousin is having a baby in February and I want to do some holiday bibs for her newbie and can't find buttons I like but I remember I had written down somewhere a website that you can buy from. Thanks a lot.


Oh Baby, what a bother

This is my second MD sweater. I thought I was so smart this time adding extra inches so I would get a nicer cross over. I read the directions but apparently not very closely. I missed the line that said to start increasing at the neck edge and instead knit straight until the sleeve was four inches and it was time to starte decreasing at the arm hole edge. Of course I didn't figure out my mistake when the cross overs came up short. Instead, I frogged back half way and started adding two stitches per row. I didn't realize what I'd done wrong until I was half way through the next side! By then, it was too late to go back. I managed to save the project with a crochet border that made up for the heighth. It looks like it will fit (fingers crossed).

Sunday, July 29, 2007


'Notha Log Cabin:)

Here is the first of four log cabin motifs I'm using for a baby blanket for a new niece or nephew - not sure which one yet! I just love this pattern. It is obviously the simplest stitch, but not so mindless you lose what little mind you have left - and there are so many options with colors. This one is on the cool side of the spectrum as any great niece or nephew from our family would be LOL! Well three more to go - how bad can that be? (better not say that...):)


Working on a miter!

Baby banket.

I'm working on a Mitered square baby blanket! I've only got 8 more miters to go! You can see the progress in my blog post!


Working on a miter!

Baby banket.

I'm working on a Mitered square baby blanket! I've only got 8 more miters to go! You can see the progress in my blog post!

Sunday, July 22, 2007


Ballbands & Baby Genius Cloths

As a wedding present for a girlfriend of mine, I made her a basket of handmade dishcloths.

Two of the cloths are the Ballband cloth from Mason-Dixon Knitting, one is the DW Cloth, and the others are just stitch patterns from Big Book of Knitting Stitch Patterns. I also made a hand towel (far right) using the pattern for the Baby Genius Burp Cloth from Mason Dixon Knitting.

I know that we've all seen nearly every color variation possible of the ballbands, but I just wanted to add mine to the group!

If you want to see more details, you can go to my blog.

Labels: ,

Saturday, July 21, 2007


Button Knot Bib or Dish Cloth?

Knot Bib or Dish Cloth?


been thinking about how to make the basic bib more basic. The
challenge then was how to sit down, finish the bib and not have to go hunting
for buttons or decide what color buttons would look best, sewing that button on
the bib, and, in the end, how to put a little more LIFE into my bibs. I can't be
the only one who has noticed it's similarity to the humble cloth used in either
the kitchen or bath. With this twist on the design, I think I may have come up
with a solution: Details on my blog

where there are instructions and a free
. CatKnitz.

Friday, July 20, 2007


New stuff

Here is my mitered blankie in progress! I'm so close I can almost taste it. Only 7 squares left. Also, a few warshrags to show what you can do when you're tired of the project at hand. Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007


Mitered Baby Blanket

It's finally finished! More pics and details on my blog.

Monday, July 09, 2007



Posted to No Sheep for You KAL and Mason-Dixon Knitting KAL and my blogs:Hello everybody! Please accept my apologies. I tried to import all my postings on the various blogs and KALs I belong to onto my wordpress blog. What happened was that all the entries posted by all of you wonderful people ended up looking like I had posted them (DOH!!!). At first I thought it might be OK to post a disclaimer, but I began to feel more and more like a thief and had determined that I would remove those entries. Then I got an e-mail from one of our list managers indicating that a bunch of you had seen what had happened and were concerned (or maybe even - understandably - confused, or even angry! Well, I am very very sorry - and I have removed those entries. There may be a few more left from another KAL, which I am also working on removing (I have to do them one at a time and there are thousands). In the meantime, should you come upon anything that I've missed in the deletion process, please feel free to comment here or on my blog and I will correct the situation immediately.Again, my sincere apologies.Still working on Cables and Os - but have to finish another item for which I have a bit of a deadline!Happy Knitting everyone and thanks to you all for your patience,Joan a/k/a fuguestateknitshttp://fuguestateknits.blogspot.comhttp://fuguestateknits.wordpress.com+

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?