5 bibs completed, another one started

OK, call me obsessive, but once I started these baby bibs, I couldn't stop. I had Thurs & Fri off after the 4th and I guess that was way too many days off and all I worked on was bibs. I had fun though. I worked on the button issue and adapted the pattern a little bit to get i-cord straps. I worked the straps for about 2 inches, then decreased every other row, an ssk and a k2tog, so I went from 10 sts to 4 sts, then worked the i-cord. The i-cord is a little thick but this way it doesn't cut into the baby's tender skin in the back in the event they were to pull on the front with their little hands.




I need to get back to work on my Heartbeat Sweater. I almost have the back done, then I can start working on the sides. Maybe today I will finish the other baby bib started, and then I'll get back on the sweater. All of that while I'm watching the Tour de France. I always love this time of year because of the Tour.

Small projects for the 4th

I decided to start a small project over the 4th and have been having some fun. I absolutely love the Mason-Dixon Knitting book and started a couple of bibs:



I'm almost done with the pink one as well. I haven't decided what kind of button to use yet. Has anyone had any trouble using a bib on a baby with a button? I never had children but it seems that sometimes you wouldn't have two hands to use to be able to button the back of a bib.

I've also been working on some non-knitting old projects, trying to check them off my finish-it-up list. Here's one of them, but obviously I need to drink more wine so that I can get more corks. If anyone wants to contribute some deliciously cool corks to my project, please let me know and I will send you my snail-mail addy.