Monday, September 15, 2008

single skein september

It's Single Skein September! That time of the year when you decide that you really are going to get a jump on holiday knitting, and actually make something with all those singleton skeins of yarn.
I pulled out One Skein (handily titled), and a skein of Knit Picks Main Line, and cast on for a little bib, which didn't turn out quite as little as I expected. The colorway is Red Velvet Cake, which is exceptionally appropriate for bib yarn, I think.

It was a fun little pattern (with some errata, fyi), and my first experience in using the wrapping method for short rows. I was successful most of the time, but the careful eye will find the mistakes. But hey, it's a bib: anything that is purposefully designed to get dirty is allowed a few clumsy wrap pick-ups.

What was less fun was weaving in the 14 ends (carefully saved above) from this little number. That's a lot of weaving for not very much bib. They went quickly, though, and I found a great match for some yarn that needed a purpose. I am waaaaay behind on making baby gifts, so many this will get me going...

ps: hello, post #400!


Brenda said...

Cute bib! Great color and color name. That was a lot of ends to weave in, but I really like the petal design.

Claire said...

It looks like a mitten for a bear with very prominent and distinguished fingers.
I like the color name too.

Anonymous said...

So cute! That's WAY too many ends to weave in though. I don't think I'd ever make that just because of the ends. Yep, I'm a wimp.