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.