Baigneuse's Knit Fit

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

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Bustin my Stash

Some more adventures in stash busting.

A felted cloche hat made from my Knitpicks WOTA.

A Rose of Sharon hat from Magknits.

And a hat made from a partial skein of Red Heart.

Down below there is a armwarmer from Spunmag made out of Suri Merino. I've been knitting and unknitting projects from this yarn for almost a year now. I'm not quite sure how I feel about this one either. I may reknit it but add an extra lace reapeat instead of ribbing at the bottom.

Finally there is my mini Market Bag. All it needs is a lining and it will be a nice little shoulder bag. Still many more skeins to go though.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Star Wars Stashin and Lace

More pictures than an actual post.

Some recently finished objects. The R2D2 Hat and the Lace Headband are more easy stash busting projects. The hat is from Craftster and the lace is from Interweave Knits online. The pink scarf is something that I've been working on and off for awhile now. I actually completed and blocked it some time ago but only recently took pictures of it.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Stash of Doom

My sister jokes that there must be a bear somewhere in our family tree because of the way we sleep. We basically hibernate anytime anywhere. I’m of the opinion that there is a squirrel mixed in there too. We have problems letting things go. We allow things to simply pile up in dusty corners even if we don’t need them. Instead of nuts for a long winter I’ve got yarn all over my apartment.

I decided to go through most of them to figure out what it is that I’m up against. What I found terrified me. Behold the stash!


So far I’ve broken this up into three categories: stuff to give away, scraps, and keepers.

I doubt Goodwill would appreciate me tossing a box of yarn out my car as I speed away. A drive by yarning just isn’t practical. I intend to find a group that might want it. I’ll look and see what I can find for that.

Before I move on to any big projects I want to work my way through the bits of scraps I have. Stuff just left over from other knitted objects. Maybe just enough to make a simple hat or headband. Stuff that I can knit and give away. So far I’ve completed 2 stash hats. The 3 Flower Hat and a Star Wars Beanie. The storm trooper chart can be found here.

There will be many more hats to come soon.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Pretty in Pink (and Pimpin')

*For some reason the picture above looks kinda funky. It looks more normal in real life*
Finally, some progress! Occasionally there are knitting projects that seem to go on forever and this is one of them. Unfortunately I’ve only completed one of two sleeves. I really wanted this to have some sleeves so I played around to see what I could do. This is my second attempt at doing the sleeves. The first came out too tight but this seems to have worked out well. Now all I have to do is start another sleeve. Nothing but knit stitches as far as the eye can see. This could take awhile.

For those of you who love Project Runway as much as I do you may enjoy this. It’s a website that takes screen captions from the show and adds their own hilarious commentary. Here is an example. I love it.

In my last post I made mention of a furry pink pimp coat and here it is. The model wearing it is my good friend Matt.

A bit of backstory on this picture. When I lived in the dormitory at school and there would be various activities for the residents to participate in during the year. This picture was taken at the 2nd Annual SMU Fine Arts Drag Show. In the first year they just had the residents performing. The second year we called in the professionals since we had quite a few in the theater and dance programs at school. Despite not being front and center like the previous year we decided to dress up for the occasion. I wore a very saucy top that I would flash at people when my cardigan wasn’t buttoned up. Matt being the more conservative of the two of us had to raid my wardrobe for something he felt was appropriate. Hence the pink pimp coat. I was very proud when I found out later that one of the performers wanted to rip it off of Matt and take it home.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Topi Part Deux

Even though it basically looks the same as my first Topi I really like this one more. My second version was done in cotton yarn on size 4 needles and is much more likely to get used sometime this summer. Yay! A practical accessory.

I did most of this while visiting my sister and mother again this weekend. I really wanted to go to the Stitch n Pitch but family comes first. I'll be honest though, 2 things might have prevented me from coming anyway. 1: The heat 2: My propensity to get lost while driving. I was born with no sense of direction. Hell even left versus right trips me up occasionally.

I gave my mom the bag I made for her friend and she got me this funky purse. I like crazy wrestling masks and this bag just compliments my ever growing collection of Mexican folk art so wonderfully. It looks insane but then so do many other things that I own. I should start photographing the more nutty things in my closet. My pink pimp coat doesn't get displayed nearly as often as it should.