Three Bags Full

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

Thursday, August 31, 2006

And the wheel goes 'round.....

This is the Circle of Fun rug from MDK. I used 2 strands of SnC on 10 1/2's. The short rows are a lot of fun to knit, and it really turns out cool. I used Sugar and Cream Cream doubled for the cream sections and Country Sage Ombre and Jute for the variegated sections. I'm working on the first outer band in Cream. I've knit about 3 1/2 years, so I'm half way there. I may or may not do another outer band. If I do, I'm going to do it just in Jute, double stranded. I'm going to use it in my bathroom. My Abosrba was just too big, and the double stranded SnC is a perfect weight to throw over the side of the tub.

The Common Thread Project

The Common Thread Project is a fabulous idea. I read about it on Stirrup Queens and Sperm Palace Jesters. It began as Operation Pomegranate, and has evolved now to the Common Thread Project. I hope that infertile women will take up the thread and band together. It would be nice to know when you're in line at Publix if the pregnant lady in fromt of you suffered from infertility.

I'm stopping at Hobby Lobby today to buy some DMC #814. I think I'll make a friendship bracelet with it, if I can remember how to do it.

I'm a big mouth, and I'll tell anyone about my journey with infertility. I don't do it to make anyone feel sorry for me. I just think that the common folk need to know how prevalent infertility is. When you share your story, it is amazing how many IF's come out of the woodwork.

My second mock cycle is over, and I finally have a decent lining. So, we now know the protocol to use to build my lining.

I have accepted another donor. I've seen a baby picture and she looks just like my brother. My mother and brother agree. We won't be cycling until October. I'm going to try to get healthier in the meantime. I've joined a gym, and I'm going everyday after school. I haven't lost much weight yet, but I'm sure I will.

I am hopeful that this time will work.

Operation Common Thread

Friday, August 18, 2006

August Mid Month KAL

This is the dishcloth I'm knitting for the August Mid Month KAL from the Monthly Dishcloth KAL Yahoo Group. We were told to use a solid and a variegated that matched, so I used Sugar'n Cream Neptune Ombre and Light Blue. But I didn't think there was enough contrast. You can barely even see the pattern.

So I cast on again, using the Neptune Ombre with solid white. I like it much better now. I have finished through day 3 of the pattern, and I'm ready for day 4.

Waving Frog Dishcloth

This is my Waving Frog dishcloth. I knit it in Sugar'n cream Hot Green, though you cannot tell from this photo. It is from Melissa. I think it is so cute!

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Three more dishcloths....

I've knit three more dishcloths and have a ballband on the needles. This pink one is from the Monthly Dishcloth KAL. It was the May KAL and is a flower. I used Sugar and Cream Hot Pink.

This red one is the Mid May KAL and is a red dress to promote awareness for heart disease in women. I thought it was appropriate to knit, since my mother had a "little" heart attack in May. I will be giving this one to her.

I finished this dragonfly last night. It is from Purple Duckie. I used Sugar and Cream Hot Purple. I love the way the picture shows the pattern.

I'll start the Mid August KAL today. We need 2 colors, a variegated and a solid, and we'll be doing some slipped stitches. It is not the ballband pattern. It may be some type of basketweave. I have my colors picked out and ready to go. I'll start when I get home today!

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

You'd think I liked washing dishes....

This blue dishcloth is the August KAL from the Monthly Dishcloth KAL Yahoo group. I love this concept. We get a piece of the pattern each day, until we're through. Now I'm going back and knitting the previous KAL's I missed.
This orange one is the pumpkin from last October's KAL.

The pink is a watering can from April.
The red one is an apple from last September.

I've gone a little dishcloth crazy. I have a pile of them. And I keep on knitting.