Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Buttons and bibs

This is the summer of babies and I am knitting baby bibs like a mad woman. As soon as one comes off the needles, another one is cast on. Lately I've been letting them pile up a bit, then I take four or five and weave in the yarn ends, then sew on the buttons. All the buttons come from my late grandmother's large button stash, and it's fun to rummage around in the super-huge, short-bread cookie tin in which they're stored to find the perfect button for the particular bib. I need to knit about six more, then I think I can rest from bib-knitting.

Unless, of course, I find out that someone else is expecting a baby!

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Anonymous Joy said...

Laura, the bibs that you knitted for Georgia were always some of my very favorite! I am sure that all these summer babies (and their mamas) will love their knitted bibs!

2:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I enjoy knitting this type of bib and affixing buttons from a stash of inherited buttons. (A friend has posted bib photos tagged to my Facebook page at Lora Loretta.) Do you sew on the buttons with regular thread? I have been attaching the buttons with the same cotton yarn that I knit the bibs with, but I'm running very low on buttons that can accommodate the thickness of the yarn and the yarn's needle.

Thank you very much for your blog. Like you, I'm a reading and needlework enthusiast.

6:16 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Yes, I use cotton sewing thread to sew on the buttons. I did a few bibs using the cotton yarn I'd knitted with, but found it too bulky for sewing on the buttons. Would love to see the bibs you knit!

6:39 PM  
Anonymous joanne said...

where can I get the pattern for these great bibs?

8:00 AM  

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