Baigneuse's Knit Fit

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

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Too much time on my hands

You Are Rowlf the Dog

Mellow and serious, you enjoy time alone cultivating your talents.
You're a cool dog, and you always present a relaxed vibe.
A talented pianist, you can play almost anything - especially songs by Beethoven.
"My bark is worse than my bite, and my piano playing beats 'em both."

Monday, March 27, 2006

Erica's last Stitch n' Bitch

A moment of silence please....tonight was Erica's last Stitch n' Bitch session. There will be no more talk of porn, strippers, boobs, and bunnies. It will never be the same.

Pictures can be found here.

*Flickr is being screwy so if the thumbnail image say "not currently available" click on it and it should show up anyway.*

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Halley Comet strikes again

There is nothing quite like the smell of wet wool. Mmmmmm, musty. At least in my mind I can associate it with a finished object drying in my bathroom.

I completed my 3rd Halley hat today. A completion that almost didn’t happen. This particular version was done using a partial leftover skein from my Blackberry sweater. It was knit over the course of 2 movie/TV nights at Erica’s which P.S. if you haven‘t been watching Veronica Mars on UPN than you are missing out and I feel nothing but pity and contempt for you. With about 15 stitches left to bind off last night I ran out of yarn. Sonofabitch! Normally I would have simply undone some of the work and left it a row shorter but I had already omitted much of the bottom part because I knew I wouldn’t have much more material to work with. Luckily I was able to cannibalize some yarn scraps from my sweater project to finish this one.

When it was finally off the needles it was very obvious that the only way this was going to fit on my x-large sized head was through the miracle of blocking. During the blocking process I managed to drop an open bottle of woolite onto the floor of my bathroom but with some time, patience, and a roll of paper towels I was able to rectify some of the damage. At least I will have a fun hat to wear on warm days. Yay.

Pattern is by Marnie Maclean

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Well.....Hello Kitty

Hello Kittyville
Originally uploaded by Baigneuse.
I can’t believe that it’s been raining for almost 24 straight hours. This is Texas people!! Wait 5 minutes and the weather changes, or at least that is how its supposed to be. I can’t even make myself go to the store to get food. So instead I finished the Hello Kittyville hat that has been in progress for awhile now. I just popped in some DVD’s for a little Adam Baldwin /Vincent D’Onofrio action and the time just flew on by.

I made this hat with my sister in mind. As much as I adore a bit of the kitty she is truly the Hello Kitty lover. I used some Red Heart super saver yarn for the white portion so there is plenty leftover. I may just make a few more of these with different colored bows for different days of the week. We will just have to see.

I was a little worried that I may have overdone it with the pom-poms because they are just about the size of my fist. I hate yarn waste though so I wasn’t about to make a smaller pair only to have the one lone pom just sitting on a shelf somewhere. If a person isn’t careful though it they could take out an eye. Or choke them if they wrap around the neck. My next step is to include a warning on the label. Death by Kitty. Nice.

Monday, March 13, 2006

The Panta Files

I hadn’t actually thought about it but Erica did point out to me that the amount of knitting I do really isn’t reflected in the content of my site. I tend to only post the big stuff here but only if I remember to do so. The link on the right of the screen titled “My Knitting Photo Album” is much more comprehensive and up to date. Probably cause I’m a lazy ho and all I have to do is upload the photos with little effort. That’s just the way I roll.

Craftster has again sucked me into its vortex and forced me to drop what I was doing and make this item not once but twice. Thankfully this is basically an instant gratification project and they were completed in a day or two.

My first go at it was with my left over Noro yarn from Tubey. The colors worked out wonderfully in this pattern so of course I had to go and do it again.

The second time around I decided to be slightly more creative and I knitted up the Panta with plain white LB Fisherman’s wool. After it was done I used Kool Aid to dye the object in a reddish-pink color way. I used overlaps of Pink Lemonade, Strawberry, and Black Cherry to get the job done.

One of the problems with the pattern, through no fault of the designers, is the fact that pulling on a headband is hard to do when you have an abnormally large head. Just as I was finishing up the second headband someone posted the idea of using buttons as fasteners so you wouldn’t have to pull it on over you head. Brilliant! I could kiss that person. I just so happened to have a couple of snap closures that worked out fantastically.

Link to Craftster topic

Booby Galore

Never let it be said that I don’t like showing off the girls around town, or at the very least in my knitting circle. This modified little number took 6 days to knit and just over 2 skeins of LB wool ease make. I skipped the puffy sleeves part by only doing the increases before and after the stitch markers. For a bit of variety I can pin up the top and make it into a keyhole sweater. Fabulous.

Link to Boobholder/Minisweater

Link to Craftster Modification

Pirates Arrgh Cool

I used 2 skins of Lopi yarn to make my nifty new knitting bag. I had purchased the pink yarn at a yarn sale and I dyed some of it red with Kool Aid for a nice contrasting color. A Violent Valentine just for me! I did like the original version of the Tote found at hello yarn but something about the skull chart I found on Flickr just called to me.

Two notes I had about this project: I wish I had just a little bit more yarn so I could have made the bag longer. I’d suggest buying 3 skeins just to be on the safe side. Of course that had to do with me using the 2 to do the chart instead of having a separate skein of contrasting color. Another is that Lopi sheds like a mofo in the washing machine so use a pillowcase.

Link to Tote Pattern
Link to Skull Chart