Baigneuse's Knit Fit

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

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Danica at Last!

Danica A.K.A. Winnie Cooper

I've been working on Danica since mid January and I finally completed it tonight. I can definitely see myself doing another one of these. Next time I think I want to do one in alternating solid and varigated colors. I have to say that the SWS worked wonderfully with this pattern and I love the colors. I used just over two skeins for this project along with leftover scraps from another.

In the picture, you can see what the scarf looked like before I blocked it. Not terrible, but still somewhat raggedy looking at the bottom. The other side is blocked courtesy of the steam feature on my iron.

***On a completely unrelated note, I successfully managed to give someone the Evil Eye the other day. I was about to get out of my vehicle when the person next to me hit my car with his door. He didn't even check to see if it was scratched, he just kept going like this is something he does with his SUV all the time. You can imagine my satisfaction when the first thing that happened when he pulled out was that he hit a concrete barrier behind him. If my windows had been rolled down, he would have heard me laughing. ***

Monday, March 19, 2007

Slaping 'n Stitching

Knitting and hockey, fun times. These are some of the pictures taken tonight at the Slap Stitch event. The non-blurry photos anyway so there are not that many. Sorry Purse Ho but for some reason the shots I got of you were especially blur-tastic.

Check out the album here.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Nothing Says Irish like Tortillas

I braved the crowds on Greenville to see the parade today. There were pirates, strippers, tortillas, and even a bagpipe or two. You can check out my photo set here on Flickr.

Friday, March 16, 2007

All Scraps Must Go!

In my desk I keep a drawer for all the yarn scraps from the projects I've worked on. It's my goal for that drawer to be empty one day, instead of overflowing and getting stuck when I try to open it. To this end, I keep working my way through trying to find small projects that will suit them. I've managed to complete three more.

The first is a "Knecklace" from the Winter '05 issue of Knitty. Until I blocked it, I was sure I'd have to frog and untangle the yarn but a good steam helped shape it.

The next is my latest Calorimetry headband. I realized that if I was going to roll out of bed early enough on Saturday to catch the St. Patrick's Parade that passes by my apartment I might as well make something to wear. I forgot about it last year and woke up wondering who the hell was making that racket. When I opened my curtains and spotting the floats passing by it all became clear.

Finally, we have my Dreamswatch headband made from leftover Jaywalker socks yarn. I'd been working on this since I finished my socks but I kept getting bored and putting it down. I'd get a couple of pattern repeats done every few days but that was about as much effort as I could muster.

For those of you who are coming to the "Slap Stitch" Hockey Game on Sunday, what projects are you going to bring to work on? I'm a bit torn. I do want to keep working on my Danica scarf so that it will be done and out of the way but at the same time I want to do a project that requires very little of my attention. I guess I'll grab whatever I feel like as I head out my door.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Head Toppers

In my continuing efforts to work through my yarn, I’ve completed two small projects. The first is a Marsan cap for my Dad. I used some SWS in Natural Navy for his hat, omitting the periwinkle of course to keep it all manly.

I also knit a Tube hat for myself. This is basically a supa huge headband that can also be used as a cowl.

This little darling is a gift from my sister. It’s a pocket Goth doll that’s signed by one of her favorite singers, Voltaire.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Better with Two

Yay! I finally managed to complete and entire pair of socks. Just in time for the freeze heading towards Texas this weekend. The wool will help keep my feet nice and cosy.