Baigneuse's Knit Fit

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

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Thanksgiving 2006

Nine hours in a car and this is what I have staring at me across the table at Thanksgiving. Nice. Thankfully the meal did not end in the same manner as “A Christmas Story”. This bloodhound managed to behave himself and not take off with the turkey. He did however stare forlornly at the food and the people eating it. He even had his own napkin so he didn’t drool on the tablecloth. Poor Duke, so sad. No pumpkin pie for you. Good food and lots of family though.

In knitting related news I have finished 2 new projects. However since they are destined to be gifts during the holiday season the pictures will not be posted for awhile. I’d just like to say now for the record that they are quite nice. Snazzy even.

I also picked up a few new needles at the holiday sales. The local craft store in the Rio Grande had their double pointed needles half price. I picked up sizes 0-4 for less than $1.50 each. Love it. This will of course allow me to make a real pair of socks eventually. No more doing them on chunky needles with worsted weight yarn. Soon I will be indoctrinated into the Cult O Socks. I fear they may be my downfall.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Missing in Action

I'm sorry I haven't responded to a lot of messages I've gotten lately. I've been off in Lauren-Land and that can be a spooky place sometimes. Mr. Matt can attest to this. It's basically Halloween there all year long. I've been in and out and a bit hard to reach.

In the world of knitting I've completed 2 small projects. I finally managed to complete the task of making a set of armwarmers that I actually like. I also finished an Amelia Aviator hat to go with it. Rounding out this trio is my Good Ole Cable scarf that I finished ages ago. It has been more than a year since I won a gift certificate to the Shabby Sheep for $25 dollars and I ended up with 5 skeins of some lovely Suri Merino. I wanted to make a hat/scarf/armwarmer set and it has taken me this long to complete that goal. Oddly enough I still have 1.5 skeins left over so I may make an alternate hat to go with the set.

I've also made some serious progress with my Icarus shawl. I'm almost done with the main body repeats and yet I'm still only on the first skein of Knitpicks Shadow. For less than $3 dollars a skein this is working out to be quite an inexpensive shawl. Sweet.

Pattern Links: Armwarmers and Aviator Hat