Dec 18

That’s what it was like knitting this quickie project last week. I put the knitting metal (needles) together to get this petal (flower bib) in no time flat. (That kind of makes sense, right?)

Last Monday when I took my timesheet* in to be signed by my boss, she asks me if I want to go to a colleague’s baby shower… like, now! Eep.

I attend, eat some cake and fresh strawberries (yum!), and – because I am a technical writer (how this makes sense, I don’t know) – am asked to take down the list of gifts received and the giver. (Um… I don’t know any of these people, so it is really quite ridiculous to have me do this. Ah, but I do it ’cause I’m a pushover.)

Anyhoo, I wanted to make something for this baby. It matters not that I won’t see these people after the new year. Doesn’t every baby deserve something hand knit? So I looked through my stash and books for a simple project that I can get done quickly: a baby bib.


For lack of better scenery, I posed the bib on my drying rack. The drying rack that is currently drying (holding, actually, since they were dry last night) some souvenir plates which we picked up at a thrift store on Saturday. There was a large tote of these, but we held back and only picked up nine of them. The brighter, more interesting plates, or the plates that we found amusing.

These will be hung around the kitchen on the soffits along with a Michigan plate we picked up a few years ago. (It’s a bit phallic looking, but the bonus is actually the misspelling of one of the cities.)

And I’ll end the photos of a slightly blurry Marie PussPuss under the Christmas tree. (The photo is blurry, not the cat. The cat is normally clear and well-defined.)

* I am currently a contract, hourly employee. Returning to timesheets after eight + years of salary life took a bit of getting used to. Some times it works in my favor, and some times it does not.

8 Responses to “put the ‘petal’ to the metal”

  1. P-la Says:

    That work place of yours is so weird!!!
    Nice bib and cool plates!

  2. chris Says:

    Awwww, look at Miss Marie under the Xmess tree! Cuuuute! Cute bib, too.

    And yeah, even as a salaried employee, I have to turn in a timesheet of sorts . . . it doesn’t document the time I’ve worked, but any vacation or sick leave I used during the month.

  3. Jen da Purse Ho Says:

    Miss Marie is SOOO CUTE!!! 🙂 your bib is so purty. better than expected (I mean better than seen in the pics of the book).
    your workplace is funny. weird and funny.

  4. Kathy Says:

    Nice spam comments!

    I’ve been contemplating making that bib – it’s so cute. 🙂

    I’ve been salaried for 7 years now and have to fill out a time sheet. Two, actually. One is “unofficial,” as our boss doesn’t trust us and expects us to sign in and out every time we leave the building for more than 15 minutes. The second sheet is the official University form and we just use it to total up our working hours vs. leave.

    Crazy around here, with the red tape and the rules.

  5. Rachel Says:

    very cute! something else to aspire to make…

  6. Petra Says:

    Very pretty! I am sure they will love it! (They better!)

  7. kelp! Says:

    Cute bib! I might just have to whip up one of these for a friend’s baby this holiday season…

    I also (as a salaried worker bee) have to turn in timesheets, but only to document if I’ve taken vacation days, etc.

  8. aubyn Says:

    i just found out that there is a friend who is pregnant so i might try to make this instead of the booties i was planning on. also, since you are a techincal writer you are, of course, obligated to make the list because ummmm you are.

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