Baigneuse's Knit Fit

Just a place to post picts of my little ol' knitting projects.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Baby Stuff

2009 seemed to be the “Year of the Baby” amongst my friends and coworkers so many of the things I knitted were baby related.

One of the two pink baby bear hats that I made this year.

A baby panda bear hat

I finally finished that blue baby sweater that had be “in progress” for quite some time.

A pair of baby boxing gloves.

A set of matching baby booties.

One of two baby blankets I made this year.

A colorful baby bonnet.

I made this beaded strawberry hat along with a watermelon hat but I forgot to get a picture of that before it was gifted.

The second star blanket I made.

And finally the froggy baby hat.

This will probably be the last year I knit baby items for coworkers.
From now on it is family only.


Hats! My love of hats is no secret so of course I had to make as many as I could. Many of these are now staples in my wardrobe.

This however is not one of them. The hat looks pretty good in this photo but from most angles I look like I am wearing a puffy pastery chef hat. It is because I used a yarn that was too thick and made for a stiff fabric. Next time I would use either a thinner yarn or a softer yarn to avoid that problem.

I love this hat but it is too small for me. I’ve ripped the project with the intent of going back someday to reknit it in a bigger size.

The Trinity hat however was too large. I’ve since frogged it and reused it in a different hat. If I did this one again I would knit some elastic into the brim.

This hat turned out quite well with the use of some sock yarn that had been in my stash forever.

This is one of the two patterns that I knit from “Boutique Knits”. It is one of my favorite hats.

The Princess Leia bun hat proved to be quite popular at last years departmental holiday party as a white elephant gift.

My second hat from “Boutique Knits” and the project I reused the yarn from the Trinity hat with. Another one of my favorites that gets worn a lot. The fabric created from a comination of the yarn and stitch makes a wonderfully cosy hat.

This hat get a lot of everyday wear as well. The cheery yellow yarn is a nice pop of color on a cold gray day.

A bit snug on me but I love the way the top of this hat looks.

The white elephant gift that I knit for this years departmental holiday party. It also proved to be quite popular.

A hat that I made as a gift for a Stars fan. I tried to dye the yarn but I couldn’t find the stuff I usually use. The color didn’t really take but I may redye the hat for her at a later time.

Other stuff I made

Everything else…..


Crochet Handwarmer

Pink Handwarmers

Watermelon Gloves

My scarf/shawl and one of my all time favorite projects. I used undyed alpaca for this project and the result was a super warm and super soft project that was so easy to make yet looks super complicated. I chose to leave the ends unbraided and I twisted the stitches before and after each drop stitch section.

Another one that looks harder than it was. This was simply a lengthwise seed stitch scarf with the Noro color changes doing most of the heavy lifting.

A cute use of the teeny tiny balls of cashmere that I own.


This pattern was on my “to do” list from the moment I saw it. I bought the pattern and the yarn but it took me a year to get around to starting it then another year to really get to work on it. After several months of knitting I finished it and steeked it. I wish I had made the top part about 2 inches shorter but it is otherwise a fantastic project.

Where I embarrass poor Charlie

Granny Square Sweater

Howl SnB Sweater

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Lace Goodness

It only took 3 months this time! A new record for me with Lace. I did the Revontuli-huivi shawl but with a much thinner yarn than was called for and with an an extra 4 repeats of the chart. I love the colors of the JoJoland Harmony yarn and the most amazing thing? It only took 1 ball to make this.

Post Blocking


Friday, July 04, 2008

I'm Back! Knitting timeline included

I decided it was time to catch up on my knitting posts. The list of items that I wanted to write about kept growing and growing so I'm going to catch myself up by posting a bare bones version of what I've been up to since my last the last time I was here.

Mid to late February

- My beret ended up being too tight so I will eventually cast this on again with a larger needle and more stitches. I really like the way the color of the yarn compliments the stitch pattern. I'm looking forward to completing this one. Hat based of the moss stitch beret.


- With a double strand of worsted weight yarn I was able to crochet this hat in one day. Whoo-hoo! I seemed to have been in a purple phase at this time because suddenly I was making a slew of purple projects. I never seem to notice that I'm doing this until after the fact.

- As soon as I'm finished with my current lace project I intend to take this up again. The Juno Regina is such a lovely pattern and the color I bought for it (Crushed Velvet in silk lace) is amazing. I probably won't be very faithful to it but I think it deserves more attention that it has been receiving (none) in the last few months.

- My test swatches for the Eunny Jang Endpaper mitts have led me to the conclusion that I need to knit this in two solid colors. Solid with a varigated just wasn't working for me.

- Yet another purple hat. I crocheted this for a friend's birthday.


- This poor yarn has been frogged so often I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it. A hand warmer, then a sock, then back to a hand warmer. In the picture it was going to be a spiral bed sock but then it was turning into a spiral arm warmer. I haven't decided what if anything I plan to do with this. The colors are gorgeous though.

- This hand warmer is still on the needles with only the thumb needing to be completed. As it gets colder I'm sure I'll find the motivation to complete it and its future sister.

- A crochet scarf from the Happy Hooker

- My completed Noro socks. The first sock had a sudden color change with a knot so it made matching the second sock more difficult to match up. I really love the Noro colors and have since stocked up on several colorways for future projects.


- Another crochet beret. This was a bit too tight so I plan on going back and adding more increases.

- The Eunny Jang Entrelac sock in progress with more Noro.

- A "They Call Them Pirates" hat for my Dad.


- I decided to skip the seaming that was going to make this into a stockinette tube scarf.


- A test baby bootie. I couldn't figure this pattern out from reading it so I tried it using scrap yarn. You may see the real version somewhere down the line.

- I've been working on this lace shawl since March but I've only included the latest picture. I bought 2 balls of Jojoland Harmony for this but it is looking like it will only take one to complete this project.

- Trellis baby sweater from Knitty for a coworker.

- Another project I'm calling time on. Instead of a long one I'm leaving this as a scarflette. If I want to add more it will be easy enough with crochet.

- A mindless TV knitting project made out of some dreamy soft alpaca.