Yarning Along, Making a Bag


I’m knitting a bag right now (and am much further along than this picture shows). I’m working on the base in seed stitch, and once I’m done with that I will knit the sides in the round using double-pointed needles. It’ll be my first time working in the round AND my first time working with double-pointed needles.  We’ll see how it goes.

I plan on lining the bag with fabric to increase its strength.  A friend‘s daughter suggested a light pink fabric to go with this dark teal yarn.  Smart girl, that one.

Reading: I just finished North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell (thanks for the recommendation, Heather) and am almost finished with A Waste of Shame and Other Sad Tales of the Appalachian Foothills by Geoffrey Smagacz.  Two very, very different genres, but, hey, I’m diversifying.


    • says

      I liked it! My only criticism is this: now that I’ve been studying plot structure, I can’t unforget it. Historic serial novels have their plot structure idiosyncrasies, as you probably already know. :) But I like the juxtaposition of Margaret and Mr. Thornton’s characters. And, oh! The parents! Great characters.

  1. says

    Knitting in the round is my favorite. It’s just so relaxing. It’s a good idea to line the bag – it will definitely give it better shape.

    • says

      Thanks for the tip! I’m also planning on adding a stiff base to the bottom, somehow. I’ve commandeered a plastic bottom from one of my grocery bags for the purpose.

    • says

      Thanks! As you can probably tell from this blog, I like deep teal. The yarn itself is of an okay quality—not top of the line, but at least it’s 100% wool. Buying the best I can afford, right?

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