Wednesday, August 17, 2011
...with Ginny at Small Things.
I got the idea for both my book and my knit from fellow knitter and Yarn Along participant, Jenny. I do love that about Yarn Along -- you get a good idea for a project and a book at the same time. I admit there have been a few books I have tried from other Yarn Alongs that have been duds (imho). Oh well -- we all don't have the same taste. But, I am loving this book. Love the story and the characters and even the setting -- all so interesting to me.
The book is My Antonia by Willa Catha and I am knitting a market bag (pattern found here) in Sugar and Cream wooded moss.
I started this bag over a week ago and made a mistake early on in the netting. I remembered reading that the Amish always place an intentional mistake in their quilts "because only God can be perfect" and I decided to swallow my pride and leave the mistake. Unfortunately in knitting, mistakes often compound themselves and after knitting about 7 inches of netting, I admitted I could not live with the mistake (which had become mistakes) and I ripped it out to the base (the solid knitting). I started over and made the same mistake three more times. Ugh. Sometimes I am really thick. I finally realized I was skipping the last YO in my first row of netting and know I'm finally doing it right. Sigh. I do love this pattern, however, and would like to make more of these bags if I can ever finish this one. ;-)
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