Sunday, October 21, 2012


Why hello there! And how are you? Let me just move some things... there, have a seat. Time sure does fly, doesn't it? I had actually thought when I started school that I would have more time to knit, fewer distractions. Sure, right. The last couple of years have been a whirlwind. I feel like I just got started and now here I am, halfway through the first semester of my final year. It's exciting, overwhelming, scary, and just a taste of what I'm going to feel like when I turn in my thesis.
Anyway, there has been knitting! Very slow knitting. Inexcusably slow knitting. But knitting, nonetheless.

I made a blob! Isn't it pretty? Just like the autumn sky. But seriously,

I made a bag! Ever since I bought this yarn (in what feels like 1947 but was probably more like 2007) I knew I wanted to make a string bag with it. When I go food shopping, I always bring my trusty Boat and Tote, but I've been wanting to have a bag that could fold up even smaller, especially now that I pass so many farmer's markets. It'll be nice not to have to turn down a handsome squash because it won't fit in my backpack and I don't want to carry it like a baby all the way home. The yarn is Plymouth Yarn's Fantasy Naturelle in color 9415. There are approximately one million string bag patterns out there. I used this one by Erin Vaughan (also available on ravelry, bien sur).
Buoyed by this recent accomplishment, I ripped out an entire cuff of a sock I casted on for forever ago, and have settled instead on making Denmark. Here's hoping I finish them before graduation!