The first time I stumbled upon these patterns, I did the mental equivalent of putting my hands over my ears and going “La-la-la-la-la-I-can’t-hear-you.”
But my lust for a Noni bag, of course, won out. Yesterday I got in the mail the pattern and materials to make the skinny baguette.
I thought about making it in a different colorway, but I love the photo of the stripey bag, so I’m making mine in pink with touches of green. Out of Cascade 220.
I do love pink. I just realized that recently, to my surprise. I think all of the last few purses I’ve bought have had pink in them. I never considered myself a girly girl, but I do love girly purses!
I’m not going to do the spider-mum embellishment, though. I bought the Noni pattern for the Camilla Flowers, and will knit a couple of those instead.
I knitted a bit. Cat toes included for scale.
Unfortunately, I realized that knitting on size 11 needles makes my already aching finger ache a bit more, so that’s all I did. I’ll knit a little on it every day, I guess, until it’s done.
I returned to my log cabin blanket.
Thank you so much to you generous people who offered via email or comments to send me sock leftovers to add to the blanket. There’s no need, really. I’ve got plenty of sock yarn waiting in the wings to be knit into socks, and my plan for the blanket is just to add to it as I finish socks and have bits leftover. This really is a process piece for me. But it is lovely of you all to offer — thank you!
Hillary asked to see the back of the blanket — here you go.
I’m adding in new colors by knitting a few stitches with both the old and new yarn. After a few rows, I cut the excess ends off. The back certainly doesn’t look as good as the front, but it’s not too offensive to me.
To close, Lucy demonstrates the “tail over face” sleep position.