Updated patterns!

I'm in the process of updating my old patterns, particularly the bibs, to include charts. I'm rewriting some of the directions to make the patterns even easier and including alternative methods for beginning the bibs and for making the ties. Look for these patterns in the sidebar to see which ones have been added. It's a slow process, but eventually, they'll all be there!

Monday, August 1, 2016

Tunie Fish

Are you sitting down? I don't want the shock of seeing a new post from me to be too overwhelming! It's been a long time and I was beginning to think I should just pack it in and put everyone out of their misery, but obviously, I decided to go another year! It's a little more difficult for me now that both my husband and I are retired and are on a fixed income. I have to justify the expense of hosting the website without any income! I won't sell the patterns though, so I'll have to come up with something else. In the meantime, I'll try to be a little more active.

I was trying to think of another design to fit in with the other nautical cloths I've done in the past and I thought maybe I'd do a fish, but what kind of fish? A Tunie fish of course, named after my very best knitting buddy and friend, Tunie!  She lives in Australia and has a wonderful sense of humor so she thought it was pretty funny herself. You should read the story of how she got her name "Tunie" on her profile page on Ravelry where she goes by peacockmom. It's hilarious.

If you look close, you'll see that the side fin is actually a heart.  A special nod to my wonderful friend.
Lately, there have been a rash of blankets knitted with these "wavy" cloths. I'm still waiting to see pictures of some, but I'm just so flattered that you like them well enough to make blankets out of them!
The pdf for the bib is here and cloth is here or you can grab them from the sidebar.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful summer.  Here in my little corner of New England, it's been hot and humid with no rain.  I'm so ready for a day or two at the beach! Maybe even a month. . .


nhoran said...

Love these...thanks!

Jane Grabenstein said...

So glad you're still out there - thanks for the great patterns. And I would be happy to pay for the patterns....


Ellisen said...

Very sweet fish+heart. Thank you for sharing so many of your patterns with us.

Dorothy said...

Nice to see a post from you. Love the new Tunie cloth. xox

Jean said...

So glad to see you back! Thank you for this adorable new pattern. Why not ask for optional donations?

andrea said...

such a sweet little fish. thank you so much for sharing tunie with all of us. right now i am making two of your fox bibs. i love all your patterns. i can't wait till you make peanut into a bib as well. i have made him a few times as a dish cloth. the one time i tried to make peanut into a bib i think he turned out right. well the lady at church i made him for said he was perfect.
the last baby blanket i made with your dish cloth patterns i used you heart cloth as the border all the way around with your lying bunny in the middle. my friend at church loved it.
hope you have a great day full of yarn fun

barb :0) said...

SOOOOOOO cute !!!!!
Thank You for being here !!!!!!
I agree with Jean ..... I would love to make a contribution :0)
My husband just retired unexpectedly, so I know what you are talking about !!!!!
You are my " go-to " for all my baby patterns and I would love to be able to Treat you :0)
Thank You

Elaine said...

Thank you for all the nice comments. Don't worry, I haven't reached the point of asking for donations, yet! LOL!

Andrea, Peanut was published as a bib pattern way back in November 2009 in the Petite Purls online magazine. Unfortunately, they stopped publishing. I'll need to post the pattern here. I thought I had done it awhile ago, but obviously haven't. Don't hold your breath though, as I'm working on forty hats for my local hospital! I'll get to it soon though. It's my favorite design, so it does need to be available to everyone!

Maureen said...

So glad to hear from you again! I, like many others, have missed you. My greatest concern was for the health and well-being of you and your husband. Of course, living on a fixed income is not easy as many of us know all too well. I love your patterns and always leave your site with a smile and a lighter heart. Thank-you sooooooooooo much.


Debbie said...

Hi, I wanted to make sure I'm not messing with your copyright for Rhonda's delight bib pattern. I made the original an love it but it is too big for the little one I made it for, she is a preemie and at 2 months is about 10 lbs so I played with your pattern to make it smaller. I love all the patterns you have produced and really like the short row beginning, would it be okay to adapt the sizing on the patterns for the little one I'm knitting for? Thank you for sharing your patterns so freely!!!