Baigneuse's Knit Fit

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

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Whoretastic Sweater WIP

Whoo-hoo! I’m back! Finally. It was only a couple of days back home but the drive alone makes it feel like a couple of weeks. I survived my sojourn to the Rio Grande Valley to baby-sit Grandma and the menagerie of animals at the house while the parents were living it up in Las Vegas with Luis Miguel. At least I had digital cable, Degrassi, and super fast internet to give me comfort. Sadly no liquor runs to Mexico so I feel gypped.

I know I said I wanted my sweater to be kinda slutty but this is ridiculous. If I keep going at this rate the sweater won’t join until it hits my navel. Somewhere along the way my girls grew about 2 inches without my knowledge and it threw off my calculations. I guess I’ll just have to frog it and readjust my gauge. When I’m done though it will be a fantastically soft and fluffy sweater. I had hoped to finish this project when I went home for Easter but it just didn’t work out like that. Instead I made some headway into my second Tubey sweater. I’m using the frogged magenta lamb’s pride from the previous post.

Now here’s some cuteness from my trip and they aren’t even all the ones at my folks house…..

Saturday, April 01, 2006

New goals

I've spent months trying to destash and I've been moderately successful. The problem with using up the yarn you already have is that you always want to use the best stuff first. And when that happens all your left with is some craptacular acrylic that you just know is going to rot forever in a corner. My new goal is to take items that I've already knitted and frog them. We all have knitted items that just don't turn out how we'd hoped or just did not look flattering on a human body. Most of these items are made of nice yarn that shouldn't go to waste on something fugly. I’ve already ripped two projects and I already have grand plans for them.

Striped Delight

My recently completed striped felted knitting tote. I really do love this bag. It’s not too big but it is deep enough that things are not poking out of the top. I was surprised at the lack of fuzzing on the bag after it felted. On other projects I’ve had to take a shaver to the finished item but that wasn’t necessary here. I also tried adding some color twisted handles. If I ever try that again I’ll either twist them tighter or just wait until after the felting process to do the twisting. It only took 1 spin in the washing machine to finish the felting process and at the end the bag had shrunk from a height of 23 inches to 14 inches. The width decreased from 14” to 11.5”.

Yarn: Paton’s Classic Merino, 2 skeins “Too Teal” & 1 skein “Aran”
Needles: US size 13, double strand of yarn
Pattern: Felted Knitting Tote (minus the skulls)
Date started: 3-24-06
Date finished: 3-30-06