Baigneuse's Knit Fit

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

Sunday, February 25, 2007

A Jaywalker

After some trial and error I finally have a finished sock. I settled on doing a slightly longer version of the regular Jaywalker sock. I used Knitpicks Memories in "Fly Fishing".

I was doing some pretty crazy contortions trying to get a good picture of the finished sock. Not surprisingly it was kind of hard. This one is the best representation of the yarn color.

I think I may have enough yarn leftover from each skein to do a Calorimetry headband. I hate letting scraps go to waste.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Sock Question

Ladies of the sock, I have a question. Is it possible to do a provisional cast on for a sock, knit the thing, then go back to the top and use the rest of the skein knitting upwards? Just like the shrug portion of the Tubey sweater. That way you can use up the yarn but still get that nicer heel that I just can’t seem to achieve in a toe up sock. What are your thoughts?

I’ve been working on my second attempt at a toe up version of the Jaywalker but I’m not happy with the fit of it. The way the heel is currently shaping up gives it the appearance of the bottom of a footie pajama rather than a sock.

If I tried the provisional cast on it would probably only work in a stockinette portion, that way there will not be an obvious delineation between where the sock changes direction.

****Last night I attempted to make a Jaywalker sock work using this idea. Unfortunately I was right about this only working with stockinette stitches. When I tried knitting it the same way up as I did down the chevrons changed directions and caused the fabric to puff out. When I tried staggering the pattern so that they did go in the same direction the sock still didn’t look right. To do this you’d need something that looks the same no matter what direction you’re knitting. Since I’ve already ripped this yarn 6 or more times, I’m just going to take my chances with a regular Jaywalker sock and hope I don't run out. I’ll save this idea for next time I knit a sock.****

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

V-Day Carnage

Or in my case just knitting. Happy Valentine's Day fools!
I hope everyone is gorging themselves on chocolates and chalky tasting candy hearts. I know that is what I would like to be doing today. I finished this little homage to VDay less than a week ago. It was inspired by a post I saw on Craftster. I'm thinking about embroidering a little skull in the center of the heart. What do you guys think?

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Bonus Hat

Yet another hat. I wanted to finish off my skein of Patons Merino and knit something that I didn't really have to pay attention to. Hence the Inside Out Chemo Hat from I started this during the Super Bowl and its done already. I added the brim from SnBN Newsboy hat for a little something different. I also followed some Craftster mods for the top of the hat. Super quick and a nice way to keep up my stashbusting.

Monday, February 05, 2007

I try to stay on task but never can

My greenery cable hat which I knit on size 9 needles rather than the called for size 6. I had to cut off the cables prematurely so I wouldn’t end up with a huge hat. It’s a pretty pattern and I can definitely see myself knitting it again.

Also completed is my Angel lace hat with some ribbing added at the bottom. This is an excellent stash-busting hat to use up left over balls of yarn. I cast on 80 sts on size 8’s to adjust for my adult sized head.

Finally, I have my fuchsia chullo hat. I really wanted an earflap hat and nothing was going to stop me from doing it. Even if it’s not all that attractive looking. All I needs is a big ass pom pom on top. If you’re going to do something fugly, you should go all the way. This was my own pattern that I made up as I went along.
I’ve already started on my second ball of SWS for the Danica scarf. I love this yarn and I think it works well for this pattern. This project also has let me hone my backwards knitting skills so that I don’t have to keep turning my work. I always appreciate that.

This is the first project from Domiknitrix that I’ve started working on. The snood hat was going pretty well but when I tried it on the size didn’t seem right. I was on gauge but I think I may start over again. I do love the sparkly gold color. It will match the shrug I made not too long ago.

This is some of the craziest looking yarn I’ve worked with. It is a mix of all sorts of novelty yarns like ribbon, fun fur, trellis, nubby, etc. This was the only way I could get it to knit up nicely. The colors are great in person and much softer than you’d expect. The project however is slow going. Yes, I am sporting some pink bunny Pjs.
I bought this sweater with the intention of frogging it and reknitting it into something fabulous.

This it what it looked like when you frog it. It’s a bunch of little threads rather than a ply of yarn. I thought I might have to scrap the whole idea. I wound up a small skein of it to wash and stretch out.

I was able to reknit the yarn but very carefully. I may have to just knit directly from the sweater as I’m taking it apart rather than undoing the whole thing. I think this may become an Irish Hiking scarf sometime in the future.

6 Things


THE RULES: Each player of this game starts with the ‘6 weird things about you.’ People who get tagged need to write a blog of their own 6 weird things as well as state this rule clearly. In the end, you need to choose 6 people to be tagged and list their names. Don’t forget to leave a comment that says ‘you are tagged’ in their comments and tell them to read your blog.

(I've been tagged again! I’m going to have to skip the tagging part simply because everyone I know has been tagged recently and I’d hate to make them do it all over again).
  • I rarely if ever have my curtains open. Maybe I’m paranoid because I live on the ground floor facing a parking lot so any Tom Dick or Harry could peer in. On the other hand, maybe it’s because sunlight is the natural enemy of creatures of the night such as Belle and I.
  • I tend to not store things in drawers because my mind literally operates under “out of sight, out of mind”. If it goes into a drawer, it might as well have been thrown into a black hole. Until I open the drawer up again some time later. Then it’s like finding a present under the tree Christmas morning.
  • You know that little voice in your head? The one that reminds you to pick up milk at the store or that you need to be somewhere at a certain time? Depending on what I’ve been watching or whom I’ve been talking to lately, it will sound like them rather than myself.
  • As I’ve gotten older, my speech impediments have gotten worse. Seriously, I didn’t use to sound like I’d been drinking all the time. I swear!
  • The only movies that have made me cry are “Somewhere in Time” and “Pet Cemetery”. I’m not sure what that says about me.
  • I used to be a bit of a bag lady. I still am a bit but nowhere near the way I used to be. I briefly earned the nickname “Mary Poppins” in high school because I could pull the most random stuff out from my satchel. Ask for it and chances were I had it. This came in handy from time to time.
It’s past two in the morning and this was all I could think up. I’m sure there are much worse things that people who know me well could tell you. Anyone who can think up one should post it in the comments below. Keep it clean people!