Three Bags Full

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

Monday, April 24, 2006

Market Squares Bag

A co-worker of mine is a fairly new knitter, and she came in last Friday with the best book, Bags-A Knitter's Dozen. I fell in utter love with the Market Squares Bag, and proceeded to head out to All That Yarn to buy the supplies to make this fabulous bag. I ended up with Cascade 220 in varying shades of pink and green. I'm currently working on the 8th tier. I've actually been working on it a whole week without starting a new project. Of course, it interrupted the Geisha Socks, but I'll finish those as well.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Sock Yarn A Plenty

I paid a visit to Cynthia and Ouida at Fuzzy Mabel while I was on the Island. Look what was on sale! Actually, the Regia Cotton 4-ply and one of the others. I found the pattern of my dreams at Spun Magazine. All last year, I searched for a pattern for Flip Flop socks. And I couldn't really find one. I found one for mittentoe socks, but I didn't think it was what I really wanted.

So, I'd gone online to Fuzzy Mabel, and knew Cynthia had the Regia Surf colors on sale, and I knew I had to get some, but I had to find a pattern. I googled anklets or something similar, and finally found the sock pattern of my dreams.

I have the hobo bag in the washer now, along with the bucket bag I made for Camie at school. I still have to work on Camie's i-cord, but, the bag will be felted. So I have my Surf color in the pink, orange , and yellow out and I'm ready to wind it. I think I'm going to do the Geisha Socks first.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Felted Hobo Bag

I guess after and before photos. The top photo is after felting (obviously!)

I've been working on this, the Felted Hobo Bag from Creative Knitting. I'm not loving the pattern, but I do like the bag. I'm using Noro Kureyon in #165. I'm working on the strap now, and should be able to felt very soon.

Sunday, April 09, 2006

My Secret Pal

I've tried and tried to post pictures, but my computer is not cooperating. I got home from 10 days on St. Simons, and while I was gone, I received my final package from my Secret Pal. And it was a doozy!

First, there was yarn that she personally spunEdited: Kim did not spin this yarn, but bought a cone of this yummy sock yarn! . Then, a basketweave sock pattern and some yummy sock yarn.

I got a book, Decorative Knitting,and a bookmark, some Chai Tea and Suisse Mocha cappucino, and a whole Burt's Bees kit with lotion, body oil, lip balm, hand creme, salve, and cuticle creme(perfect for knitters) and foot creme. It came in an eco-friendly bag and was just precious.

My pal is Kim Craigs. She has been fabulous. Visit her blog and check out how talented she is!