Sunday, January 28, 2007

wicked needles


After a treacherous journey home Friday night (I literally pushed Sadie's stroller through the snow as though the wheels never even existed) I realized that I wasn't excited about any of my knitting projects. Enter above result. I sifted through pattern books and decided that a bikini top was in order, Queen of Hearts from Stitch 'N Bitch to be exact. Somehow in my exhausted but seemingly dirty mind, I thought this would be nice for Valentine's Day...you know, for the day in February when I pretend my house is carpeted with sand and it's the ocean I see from my window instead of snow covered outdoor furniture we meant to take in. Oh wait, maybe it's for the day my dirty mind was imagining. Gee, suddenly I've entered into slutty knitting.
Must be all this snow.
(As for the pattern details, I did attempt the intarsia bit, but it was annoying and I figured I could embellish the hearts instead. The black is 100% cotton, and the hearts are embroidered with leftover Koigu from the socks I recently finished.)

4 comments :

elizabooth said... [Reply to comment]

Oh my! That's a pretty racy knit, lady!

I like your embroidery way better than the intarsia in the original pattern. The varigated yarn almost makes the stitches look like beads catching the light. Very nice.

So, have you actually tried it on? I think I'd be too chicken.

tracy said... [Reply to comment]

wicked cute

but i don't know about a bikini in february ;)

petite gourmand said... [Reply to comment]

vavavoom!

lamb-things said... [Reply to comment]

I actually saw the bikini top, very nice.....Oh.........to be that size again.