Baigneuse's Knit Fit

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

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Throwdown at the SNB

Throwdown Photo Set

You never leave the house thinking that your going to see something crazy happen. I certainly don’t think that unless I’m going out clubbing somewhere and that is when I hope it will happen.

The SnB started off normally enough, people settling in and getting their snacks to nosh on. It was seemingly average meeting so far, dare I say even sedate. The day quickly changed and will probably be referred to often enough in the future as the SnB with the ass kicking. We were all sitting around knitting and crocheting our individual projects when I suddenly realize there is a commotion at the other end of the table and everyone is looking out the window. Being the curious little monkey that I am I want to see whatever it is that is going on outside. What do I see? Four guys beating the ever lovin’ bejeezus out of some guy behind the dumpster! Not just punching as is usual in a fight but holding this guy face down on the floor while they stomp his head. What in the hell?

Quite a few of the ladies in the group whip out their cell phones to call the police while a couple go to alert the staff what is going on. Almost every time we go to this café there are at least 2 or 3 po-po hanging around having lunch and on this date there was nary a one to be seen. Even the staff was wondering where they were. I’m not sure how long the beating when on for but it seemed to be awhile. A man who worked at the café went outside to see what he could do but a 4 against 1 was not a good thing. I give him props for even going and yelling at them. I on the other hand whipped out my disposable camera to get a picture of these guys in case they took off before the cops got there. Finally the authorizes arrive and the fight is broken up.

From what I could understand they man on the ground had stolen something from one of the other men and they had chased him down. I can understand chasing down a thief and calling the cops but splitting the guys head open? A bit intense. An all around interesting day.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Fast Finish

Originally uploaded by Baigneuse.
Whoo-hoo! I finished this sweater in a new record time for me, 5 days. The pattern is based on the Lite Brite sweater with a few alterations. There was some blocking as well to make sleeves longer and prevent the body of the sweater from rolling up. Now all that is left is to weave away all the loose threads that are in the sweater. That is the part I hate most.

I had origionally envisioned the striped part of the sweater with only green and pink but I kept having flashbacks of the show "Muppet Babies" and the nanny whose legs were the only part of her you ever saw.

Thus far I have been strong and resisted the urge to buy new yarn. Instead I have been going through my stash and taking inventory of what I do have and what I could make it into. When I see just how much is squirreled away it is kind of scary. They need more support groups for yarn addicts.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005


Originally uploaded by Baigneuse.
I swear by all that is dark and unholy that from this day hence I will resist the temptation of buying new yarn. So Mom, don't call me when there is a sale at Michael's craft store. I'll just have to deal. I plan to use up at least a 3rd of my yarn stash before I buy again. Let's just hope that my will is greater then it has been before. I'm hoping that by making this vow public instead of just to myself it will hold tighter to my brain.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

I've Been Tagged!

Aenduina of Aenduina’s Knitting! Has tagged me.
Her blog is here:
It is good to know that it isn’t just my family who is checking out my blog. Sometimes I start to wonder about that. Who is reading this? Grandma is that you?

What was I doing, 10 years ago?
Hoping and dreaming of the day I’d be able to get my learners permit to drive. Also around the time I find out I’m blind as a bat and will need glasses to drive. Suddenly the whole world becomes clear.

5 years ago?
Hoping and dreaming of the day I’d be able to go to college and taste the sweet sweet freedom of dorm life. Mmmmm, communicable diseases and infections. Legionnaires’ disease here I come!

1 year ago?
Working my way through college course loads. Hoping and praying that I’ll not only graduate but find a great job that I like. I got half my wish anyways.

Watching the rain then trying to stop a leak from flooding my apartment.

Waiting for the maintenance dudes to show up and help take care of that leak. Apparently ‘early tomorrow morning’ means sometime after 4 p.m.

Career Fair and job opportunities, whoo-hoo!

5 snacks I enjoy…
Granny Smith apples, Haagen Daz Dulce de Leche, Ritz Chips Sour Cream and Onion, Oreos, Nutella with bananas.

5 bands and singers for which I know most of their stuff…
Madonna, Fiona Apple, Sheryl Crow, Portishead, and Duran Duran.

What would I do with 100,000,000?
Pay back my parents for school and then buy that beach house that they’ve been telling me that I’m going to buy them since I was 5. There may be some cosmetic surgery for them as well. As my mom told me once “Your paying to put things back the way they were before you came along”. We’ll have to see about that.

5 locations I’d run away to…
New Mexico, Hawaii, Italy, France, New Zealand.

5 bad habits…
Slouching, procrastintinon, easily distracted, clothes all over the floor, too much yarn hording.

5 things I like doing…
Knitting (obviously), reading, watching movies, trolling the internet for free knitting patterns, dancing.

5 things I would never wear…
Gaucho pants, Ugg boots, shoulder pads, bellbottoms, and daisy dukes.

5 TV shows I like…
Veronica Mars, House MD, C.S.I., The 4400, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

5 Movies I like…
Lord of the Rings, Wizard of Oz, Labyrinth, Moulin Rouge, Amelie

5 famous people I’d like to meet…
Joss Whedon, Orlando Bloom, J.K. Rowling, Peter Jackson, Alan Rickman (what would I do in the presence of all his British hotness?)

5 biggest joys at the moment…
My cat Belle, my friends and family, knitting, Netflix, and job hunting (oh hell nah!)

5 favorite toys…
I-Pod, Play-doh, Lincoln Logs, Legos, Slinky

And so ends my tagging. I’ll post the links to 3 other websites only if they agree to participate. After I use my wiles and cattle prod I’m sure they will fall into line quickly.

Marigold Mind's Website:

Monday, August 15, 2005


Originally uploaded by Baigneuse.
Here is the completed Loopy and Luscious scarf from This was actually the very first pattern that I ever saw on knitty and it has always been in the back of my mind. It is soft, fluffy, and whimsical. Everything a scarf should be. I made it in Berroco Hip Hop "Way Cool" and Kidsilk Haze "Jelly". According to Erica all I need now is my wig, a long cigarette holder and a dark smoky club to complete my vision. Saucy and Crazy is just what I'm lookin for.

Monday, August 01, 2005

Snoopy Rainbow Pride

Originally uploaded by Baigneuse.
I know it's a little late but here is my Rainbow pride scarf. I've had quite a bit of time to complete a lot of knitting. What started as a 4-5 day visit home has become a near 3 week odyssey here in South Texas. First the hurricane delayed me, then a visit from some Great Aunts, now I'm keeping down the fort and an eye on my Grandmother while my parents are off traveling. It's like the episode of the Twilight Zone where people cannot leave a town until the jukebox let's them. Only it is my parents word keeping me here. Damn me and my spirit of familial responsibility.