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The bag pictured in yesterday’s blog entry is a Lexie Barnes “Lady B” bag, in the Dutch Treat fabric. It’s a distinct possibility that the fabric has been discontinued, because I don’t see it among the current offerings on the Lexie Barnes website.
I also have (in the same fabric) a “Superstar” messenger bag, a little “Gem” shoulder bag, and a “Redondo” (a large tote bag which may be a discontinued model).
Yes, I like Lexie Barnes bags.
I have many many (many) knitting bags, and the Lady B is by far my favorite. I got it in June 2006 when I was on my book tour. When I did a signing at The Yarn Lounge in Richmond, it was there, waiting for me. Stewart (the owner of The Yarn Lounge) told me that Lexie had sent it there as a gift for me. I loved it the moment I clapped eyes on it, and I still love it.
I’ll likely take it as my carry-on bag when I travel to St. Louis at the end of this month for The Loopy Ewe Spring Fling.
I’m almost finished with the body. I could have finished it last night but I was particularly tired and went to bed early instead.
As you can see, we have a neck steek.
When the body is complete, I might go ahead and do the neckband next. I sometimes like to do that before the sleeves, so that there is less sweater hanging off my needles as I knit the neckband. The pattern calls for a turtleneck, but my Lismore will have a crew neck. If I had a long swan-like neck, I’d consider a making a turtleneck version, but I don’t, so I won’t.
And I think I’ll just go ahead and cut the steeks without reinforcing anything. I like to live dangerously.
I got home late today, so the neckband will not be started tonight. Maybe tomorrow night.
Menawhile, Lucy is attempting to memorize the pattern by osmosis.