Sometimes I need to remind myself how satisfying it can be to finish a small project. I tend to gravitate towards things on a grandiose scale such as big quilts and entire sweaters, but breaking up the pressure of these with knitted hats and quilted bibs can be so rewarding.
I finished this hat last week and I'm really so proud of it even though it's sort of big and I screwed up the chart in a few places. It's my first time doing color work, or knitting with two colors at once, and I am pleased to report that it's not near as difficult as I thought it was. I see many more colorful hats, mitts and sweaters in my future. In case you were wondering, the hat is a free pattern on Ravelry called Baikal, and I used madelinetosh chunky in Mica and Cousteau for this.
As I was slipping a crappy store-bought bib over Olivia's head awhile ago, it dawned on my how pathetic is was that a child with a quilter for a mother should not own a sweet patchwork dribble catcher.
So I dug into my scrap bin (which is bottomless, I've decided) and pieced this little number. Much cuter than the Target version, except now I don't want to get baby food stains on it.
The Granny Squares are still rolling right along. I'm up to these nine now with one more today. If you haven't seen this yet, Dana just started a Granny Square quilt-along on Flickr. You should join us!
Most of my sewing time is being devoted to finishing this growing beast. I've only got a little more than one row to go and it needs to be done soon in time for it's date with the long armer.
I'm excited to finish it up but also a little sad. I think I'll really miss working on it!