Monday, September 22, 2008

yummy horizontal

IMG_2344, originally uploaded by elisecampbell.
look at these wonderful stitches! i finished the monteagle bag from the new mason-dixon knitting book, and loved doing it. it lent itself easily to a few minor changes:
1. cast on using the eliz zimmerman double knit method -- i love how it looks sort of macramé-ish, just like the bag. it was tight for a few rows after i split it, but i'd do it again.
2. used two colors -- i didn't have enough of one, so just changed up as i went along. those remarkable stitches really stand out, i think!
and now i am atwitter(!) at my mention in the mason-dixon blog and the fact that the really talented designer Ann Hahn Buechner (MrsLear on ravelry) commented on it. and let me not forget to mention that Kay Gardiner also commented and faved my monteagle (marché mañana) bag. a brush with knitting celebrity!
finally, if you go look at my bag on ravelry, please ignore the peeling wall and tipping light cover in the first picture. we had a leak in the roof and have yet to complete the repairs -- too busy knitting, i guess! just note my lemon tree out the window -- i miss my neighbor who used to take all the low-hangers :-( , and gumby sitting on the speaker.

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