Three Bags Full

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

Thursday, July 27, 2006

South of the Mason Dixon, Part Two

These are two bibs I made for some coo-workers. The blue was done in Lion Brand Cotton --a denim colorway, and the pink and purple in Peaches and Cream Pink and Lilac. I have added buttons, and given away the blue. The mommy of the pink is on leave for a while.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

More from South of the Mason-Dixon Line

I've been Mason Dixon Knitting all over the place!
I made this Bib O'Love and Baby Genius Burp Cloth for a friend of my mother's daughter. I used SnC Swimming Pool for the bib, and Hot Blue and White for the burp cloth.

This is my second Ballband dishcloth. I gave the first one to my Mimi (Southern for Grandma) before I could take a picture. This one is SnC Over The Rainbow and Hot Pink.

Here is the 9 patch in Hot Green, Hot Pink, White, and Over The Rainbow.

These are some Mitered Squares that I plan to send to Jennifer. The pink and green is Sinfonia. The red and black (Go Dawgs!) and taupe and blue are Paton's Grace.

This is NOT Mason Dixon, but inspired by it. It's from a Leisure Arts Little Book. I used SnC Jute and Soft Ecru. My mom claimed this one.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Susan's Aliases

Susan's Aliases
Your movie star name: Reese's Cup Francis
Your fashion designer name is Susan London
Your socialite name is Pebbles Atlanta
Your fly girl / guy name is S She
Your detective name is Dog Glynn Academy
Your barfly name is Cherry Jello Beer
Your soap opera name is Frances Santa Maria Circle
Your rock star name is Anything Chocolate Dirtbike
Your Star Wars name is Susmab Shebra
Your punk rock band name is The Silly Circular Needles

Monday, July 10, 2006


Absorba is finished. I finished it Thursday. I had planned on using it in my bathroom, but it turned out a little big. I have ladies size 8 Crocs on the corner for size comparison.

I'm still Mason-Dixoning. I am working on a Ballband Warshrag, and have just finished a Bib O' Love for the granddaughter of a friend of my mom's. I used Sugar and Cream "Swimming Pool" colorway, and I love the way it turned out. I ended up knitting the strap long to button in the front. I'm going to find a cute fishie button. I'm working on a Burp Cloth for that same baby. I'm using turquoise and white.

My nephews put those nylon loops to good use. I returned 2 packages to Joanns, but had to open one to discover that they were nylon. We've been making pot holders. Each nephew made one. I'll post photos later. I'm on the isalnd with no cord for my camera.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Mason Dixon Mania!

I've got the fever! Mason Dixon Mania. It is treated with tons of kitchen cotton and some really fun and easy patterns.
I got the book on June 30, at Why Knot Knit. Monica, the shop owner, actually went to her car and got her copy for me. I then traveled to Hobby Lobby for some $0.99 Sugar and Cream. I wanted to make Absorba. I ended up with Ecru, Soft Ecru, Jute, and Natural Ombre. And set to work on Absorba (4 stranded on 15's)
I kept looking through the book, and became intrigued by the Superfancy Potholder Loop Rug. So, I go over to JoAnn's and get some potholder loops, and some Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton. The loops turn out to be nylon, and I wanted cotton, so I went back to Hobby Lobby for some Cotton Jersey Potholder loops and some Superfancy Pink Sparkly knitting needles (Size 35). I got home and looped de loops, and ended up with this ginormous ball of yarn. (Absorba is in the background)

I started knitting that superfancy rug, and it kinda hurt my super wimpy hands. (I have a titanium plate and screws in one of my fingers, and it can get quite sore.) It was hard to knit on those straight needles. So, I found a 40% off coupon and headed back to JoAnns to return the nylon loops, and find some 35 circulars. The potholder rug is slow going now, but much easier with the circular needles.
One of the balls of Lion Cotton I got was "Americana", so I had to use it to make the Mason Dixon Washcloth for the 4th of July.