Baigneuse's Knit Fit

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

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Knitting in Dallas

I don’t know how many Dallas knitters have seen this already but I thought it was cool. Normally when I’m out, I’ve got my invisible blinders on and ignore everything. I get hassled a lot so I’ve learned to adapt but at the same time, I accidentally end up blowing off friends when they try to get my attention. Sorry dude but I’m in Lauren-Land. I was downtown when I was about to walk past what I thought was someone on a park bench until the blue yarn caught my eye. It is a sculpture of a woman knitting. It is nicely detailed too. She’s got her handbag with a wallet and other random items as well as her knitting bag. I thought it was hilarious and I had to get her picture. Maybe one day I will go out there with her and knit awhile.

In the actual knitting category, I’ve been working on a bucket hat that I can wear during the hot Texas summer. I based this off of Topi from with a garter stitch brim. I’m not happy with it so I will keep working on it for a while. I think it’s the increases that are bothering me so it shouldn’t be that hard to fix.

I’ve also found a use for some gorgeous yarn that I picked up from the Shabby Sheep. I’m making the Berroco Brea bag in fuchsia colored Lopi yarn. I may decide to go back and double the yarn and knit on a larger sized needle so that I can get a larger purse.

I also picked up some Nashua worsted weight yarn in a purple/blue color. I’m trying to decide if I want to make the braided scarf from the last VK holiday issue or if I want to make a cabled scarf/hat combo. The color is so pretty I just want to roll around in it awhile.

I’ve also been working steadily on my Print o the wave shawl but that is slow going for now.

I've also gotten some new dinnerware courtesy of my Mom. They were a gift for my new apartment.