Baigneuse's Knit Fit

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

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Trip down Memory Lane

My First Sweater -- Old Project
Originally uploaded by Baigneuse.
You never forget your first Your first kiss, the first job you had, the first time you killed a man, and your first sweater. Ah memories…..

I still have a lot of things to unpack after moving and while I was going through some boxes I found the first real sweater I ever made. Though the picture is good it is also deceiving. From the amount of cat hair that was coating it I think Belle had been nesting in it at some point and I just didn’t notice.

Looking at it now I can see so much of what I hadn’t learned yet. This was made before I knew the importance of things like gauge and finding out what is an appropriate substitution for the yarn the pattern calls for. The yarn was too thin and it has the result of making the sweater see-through under light. I also did not know how to attach the sleeves properly, sleeves which just happen to be about 8 inches too long.

I look at this monstrous creation and think “Damn, I’ve come a hell of a long way”. I’ve still got plenty to go but its nice to know some things have improved. This sweater will never be worn out in public but at least it is comfy enough for at home use.

The pattern is the “Big Sack Sweater” from Stitch n Bitch and made from Lion Brand wool-ease.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

The Evil Eye

The Evil Eye
Originally uploaded by Baigneuse.
Ok, I’ve been tagged by Nanc to write about 5 things that are weird about me. I’ve chosen to write about 5 things that I think are relatively normal but have garnered many comments from the peanut gallery over the years. I’m also supposed to tag 5 people but unfortunately all the ones I know have either been tagged recently or don’t like to do these sorts of things like I do. If and when I get someone to agree I’ll add their names. Here it goes:

1) I love to watch TV with the captions on. You can always tell if I’ve been watching television because often times I would forget to change it back. In college they thought that this was very strange but I like to read what is going on. I tend to miss things when people talk at once so I need this.

2) My room is like a bat cave. I can’t stand light coming in, it’s the vampire in me I guess. I like waking up and not knowing if the clock means 11 A.M. or 11 P.M. My sister is the same way though. She says if she lived in a more ghetto neighborhood she’d have aluminum on the windows. I would be right there with her.

3) I’m a twitchy little squirrel, even more so in private. I try to control it when I’m out in public but sometimes my leg will shake if I’m not paying attention. Instead I choose to store it all up and wait till I’m home. Then I can pace around and do a tap dance if I like to get it out of my system. The cat finds this highly entertaining and likes to lay down along my walking path.

4) I’m a serious pack rat. Only used it once? May need it in case of an unforeseen event? Keep it I say! Let it rot in the closet forever. When I die they’ll wonder at all the crap I have. Old cords, buttons, pens, and Popples, I’ve got it all. I just don’t need any of it.

5)Those books: Worst Case Scenarios? Hilarious and informative because that is stuff I really do think about. What should I do if an alligator tries to eat me? What is the best way to hot wire a car? This is the stuff that keeps me up at night for no particular reason. The publishing of these books and the advent of the internet has helped answer many of my burning questions.