Patterns We Admire
I do not turn on the TV in the morning, so it was through the Internet knitting world that I found out the sad news about the London explosions. From Belinda, who -- CNN take note -- is the perfect news source: factual, concise and braced with Churchillian
fortitude. Belinda's most recent email was entitled, 'Happy Knitting Content'. On the theory that Happy Knitting Content can never hurt, and may help, here is:
Wait....is that a French Market Bag?
Is it a Buttonhole Bag
? No! According to Belinda, it is a "bastardization of the Buttonhole Bag and the French Market Bag". She used Cascade 220
, doubled I think but perhaps tripled, from the chunky look of it. It is striped, in a pattern that I would describe, technically, as 'stripey'. But I would be wrong. Belinda's stripes started out as Fibonacci
stripes, but her guy told her they went wrong somehow and turned into binary stripes. That's fine; like I said, stripey!
The hank of Rowanspun DK is for scale. It's a small-to-medium size handbag. You could lose your phone in it, but you will find it before it stops ringing. The bag may or may not end up with a lining,. which may or may not be red.
There is other knitting content, but I'm not in the mood. Happy Knitting Content will always keep for another day. Meanwhile, sending thoughts and prayers out to Londoners.
July 7, 2005
Dear Ann, I do not turn on the TV in the morning, so it was through the Internet knitting world…
April 12, 2005
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November 22, 2004
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March 10, 2004
Dear Kay, A quick note to show you a little something that my sister-in-law, the protean Mary Neal of Living…
September 16, 2003
Dear Ann, First of all, I’m sure you’ll join me in sending a big yoo-hoo out to our friend Yvonne…
September 9, 2003
Dear Kay, Much has happened since last we co-posted the entire history of our lives: Clif’s first soccer game. (Half…
August 11, 2003
Dear Kay, I am now in a complete wallow with the stash. I have been thinking about color the way…
August 11, 2003
Dear Ann– I know, I know! Mine came on Friday too. I sank down on the sofa with it, oblivious…