Three Bags Full

The unravelings of the mind of a G*R*I*T*S (Girl Raised In The South) who knits.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

You Passed 8th Grade Science

Congratulations, you got 7/8 correct!

You Passed 8th Grade Math

Congratulations, you got 10/10 correct!

Your Inner Child Is Angry

You're not an angry person.
But when you don't get your way, watch out.
Like a very manipulative kid, you will get what you want.
Even if it takes a little kicking and screaming.

Monday, November 28, 2005

Don We Now Our Gay Apparel...

Here is the finished and felted fabu bucket hat. Brad looks adorable. He was doing Mick Jagger impressions in the hat. Fortunately, it fits me better than it does him. I have a big ol' head! But isn't it cute!

Sunday, November 27, 2005

A Mad Hatter

A Hat for My Mother...My mother, Pokey, came up from St. Simons for Thanksgiving. She got here Wednesday night. We did the turkey thing Thursday, and were to go furniture shopping on Friday. We're about to leave the house when Brad calls. He was going to Monroe MX, and had forgotten his gas can and some other motorcycle things. Well, I said I'd bring him his stuff, knowing, in the back of my mind that if I had to drove to Loganville, that I'd have to take mother to Margaret's Yarns Down Under in Monroe.

She loved it. She saw the cutest felted hats that Margaret had made, and decided that I needed to make one for her. Margaret found the pattern for us, and we picked out her yarn, and Voila! Pokey!

The pattern is Brown Sheep Wool Company's Fabulous Felted Hat. The yarn is Mauch Chunky in Strawberry and Black.

Then, on Saturday, we had to place a special order for the furniture that I wanted. So we got back out. I needed some #11 DPNs to finish her hat. We stopped by Joann's but it was a madhouse. So we went to All That Yarn. Nelsonya had the needles I needed, along with some way too cute little circular needles for making socks. She also had this fabulous yarn that I had to have. Naturally Nazareth in Summer. The pattern is ChicKnits Felted Bucket Hat. It is drying as I type.

This is Flowers on a Grave without the flowers. Very 20's, I think! I love it.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Hats, Hats, Hats-a-plenty!

This pattern is Lola, designed by Ina Braun at Tante Sophie avait un chien. I used Berroco Hip Hop. It is being modeled by Miss Wiggy.This lovely photo of moi wearing the Cold Weather Hat from the '96 Knitlist. It is knit with Joann's Sensations Licorice in Black.

And it's Dumb Donald from Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids. Actually, it will be The Anticraft's "Flowers on a Grave." It has been fulled now, and is drying on Miss Wiggy. It is knit with Lion Wool in Rose. I'm making the flowers in Lion Wool Sunset


This is Roxanne, knit from a Berroco Pattern with Joann's Sensations Marvel in Copper Multi.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Everything's Coming Up Roses!

Here are the roses I've knit so far for Nicky Epstein's Rose Pillow in the current HOLIDAY issue of VK. Thes roses are knit in Lion Suede. The colors I'm using (top row, L-R) are: eggplant, garnet, orchard, rose, and fuchsia. I have to take a break from the Lion Suede. It is wreaking havoc on my hands. They are getting so dried out! I have 15 flowers to go, and then I knit the pillow. I think it should be quite pretty.

Monday, November 21, 2005

Mabel Pierce

Meet Mabel, our seven-year-old puppy.

Stitch Marker Swap

I got these beauties in the mail today from Cath. I think they are simply gorgeous. The charms on the bottom say "live," "believe," "inspire," and "embrace." There is also a bell on the end of one, and a charm with a design on the end of the other. I was so thrilled to get them!

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Greetings, Readers!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog. Please give me HUGS and show where you are on the Frappr map. I hope you enjoy what you read.

Another Fabulous Felted Flowery Bag

This is another bag that Melissa and I have been thinking about!  It is from Fall'05 IK.Here are yarn requirements:  Weekend Getaway Satchel (Marta McCall)
Reynolds Lite-Lopi (l00% wool; 109 yd [100 m]/50 g): #0005 black heather (MC), 15 skeins; #0434 crimson, 5 skeins; #0439 cherry red, #0414 burnt red, #0444 dark grass, #0240 golden green, #0435 goldenrod, #0443 bright blue, #0438 light fuchsia, #0436 pumpkin, #0442 royal blue, #0264 mustard, #0441 leaf (light green), and #0440 bright purple, 1 skein each. All colors are used double throughout. Yarn distributed by JCA Inc.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2005

January 30

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Swatch Watch

This first swatch was made using Mauch Chunky doubled on 17's. This is the mauch Chunky doubled on 19's.

I think I'm going to use the 17's for the Flower Basket Bag.

More Stitch Markers

More stitch markers. This looks a little blurry, too. I don't know what is up with this camera. Or is it the photographer?

Friday, November 11, 2005

My Irish Name

Your Irish Name Is...

Caoimhe Kirwan

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Stitch Markers

A little blurry, but I think I've got the Stitch Marker Making down pat. These are some that I made tonight. I think they are kinda cute with the little charms. You can't tell much from the photo, but there is a tape measure, scissors, yarn and needles, a button, a spool of thread, and a kitty playing with a ball of yarn.

Not much knitting, yet. Working on Lola ( a hat from Tante Sophie avait un chien), and not on Flower Pillow.

I made the stitch markers for the Switch Marker Swap, and have them ready to ship out tomorrow. I may try to take another photo of these. You really can't see squat.

Pillow in Progress

I've completed 48 rows of a chart of 99 on this pillow. I guess I'm liking it a little better. It's working up a lot faster than I thought it would.

I may stop at Hobby Lobby today after work and get some rosewood 19s for my swatch. Since needles and notions are 1/2 price, it's a good time to do this. I actually bought 29" circular 19s at Margaret's, but I do want some pretty straight ones, too. And I can't pass up that bargain!

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Flower Power Progress

Here is my progress on the Large Flower Pillow from Interweave Knits. I've finished row 25 of 99 on the chart. You can kinda see the flower starting.

I went to Margaret's Yarn Down Under tonight to get some yarn to swatch for the Vogue Felted Rose Bag KAL. I got some Mauch Chunky in black and some 19 needles. Janice and I decided that I should swatch and felt and see what happens before I decide how much yarn to get.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

My New Wind-Up Toy

My new ball winder and my first wound ball. I am so proud!

I don't have a swift, so I just looped the yarn over the back of a chair. I had to go slow, but it worked. I'm contemplating buying a swift. Joann's has a 40% off coupon right now. It may be worth it.

Interweave Knits Flower Pillow Knitalong

This is the yarn I got for the Interweave Knits Flower Pillow Knitalong. They are bolder than the pattern calls for, but I think they'll do.

Here is a link to the thread on the Knittyboard. I think we're going to start a blog for knitters to post their progress.

Meet Patsy

Meet Patsy Ori-ori-ay. She is my first knitted babe. Her legs have not yet been knit, and she's "nekkid", but she has a dress at the seamstress right now. She is from Claire Garland's book, Knitted Babes. Her skin is DMC Senseo, and her hair is Lion Brand Homespun and Thick and Quick. She has an appointment to get some more highlights. Right now her hair is looking a little too red for me.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Margaret's Yarns Down Under

This is the Yarn I bought from Margaret's Yarns Down Under to send to Ina. It's Malabrigo in Roanoke Gold, and it is the softest yummiest yarn ever!

I went to the most fantabulous yarn shop yesterday. It's called Margaret's Yarns Down under. The shop is in downtown Monroe, Georgia, but seems like it's in Little Five Points or Virginia Highlands. One of my co-workers said it belonged in San Francisco. It's funky and eclectic. It has a fab selection of yarns, and one of the best collections of books I've ever seen. I will be calling on Margaret and Janice often.

Janice was so helpful. We talked blogs, and she has one, too. It's called Knitting, with Dogs.

I love, love, love that shop!

I want to post pics of my treats, but blogger isn't cooperating. Maybe I can post them later.