Mr. De Mille, I’m Ready for My Closeup
September 18, 2008
Well, I am relieved finally to have a place to store my denim rag balls.
This Monteagle Bag (free pattern here) was diverting. This one is Euroflax Sport Weight in Terra Cotta. I immediately cast on for a second bag, in that OCD way that hits sometimes. I may get two bags out of this skein. It’s going to be close.
As I knitted these very, very strange stitches, I had forgotten how they worked, so it was a new experience all over again.
A reader asked what a “double wrap” is. You do double wraps in a couple of places in this pattern. Instead of wording you to death, I realized I could make a little movie of this admittedly peculiar little maneuver, which is part of the Twisted Cross Stitch. I just posted a blurry, murky YouTube of it. It’s no Charlie Bit My Finger, but I hope this helps.
Here ya go:
Next time maybe the needles will stay in the frame better. FIRE THAT DIRECTOR!
I like the way the Horizontal Stitch looks. HEY! You’re knitting sideways! WATCHOUT!
Thanks, everybody, for all the good wishes about the book. Please let us know how it’s going . . .
P.S. Vegetarian Knitter Kate (who knits with carrots, to judge by her blog banner) just finished hers here. Fab!