January 21, 2005
Tell me this: does three bags qualify for a Gallery of Buttonhole Bags? How about a Cavalcade of Buttonhole Bags? A Buttonhole Bag Walk of Fame?
These two retro-fabby versions of the Buttonhole Bag Unpattern (see January 18 entry) were whipped up in record time by Robin of Nashville. Robin is a teacher and turbo knitter. I have heard tell (I believe you were doing the telling, Ann) that each Christmas, Robin gives a handknit cap to every second grader in her class. That is an amazing amount of knitting even taking into account that their heads are smaller at that young age. I like both of Robin’s versions a lot, but am especially taken with the streamlined green one, which is made of leftovers of Peace Fleece. I can only imagine the frenzy of midnight felting that must have been going on in Robin’s washing machine, to turn these bags out so quickly.
I’ll be casting on another one this weekend, just to keep up. It’s freezing here, so the more Lamb’s Pride Bulky on my lap, the better.
Thanks for the picture, Robin!
P.S. I think that now, I can let go of the painful memory of Robin showing up in her Red Sox sweatshirt at the Nashville Afghanalong Sew-Up Bee back in October.
UPDATE! Run over to The Knitlette to see before and after pix of a Buttonhole that Abby made using double-stranded Lamb’s Pride worsted! It took guts to take such risk in the name of Felting Science, and it worked out great. (But Abby, only people as old as me, or at least as old as Ann, know how big a 45 record is!)