My first knitted bag
This will be a quick one… where do the days go?!!
My knitting for the week was focused on this shopping bag… it’s a super straightforward pattern called Ilene that’s free on Ravelry. It took a good part of two balls of Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy. I have to admit I cast on mainly with the view to trying the yarn, but I very quickly fell in love with the whole project… which feels a bit weird, as who would love a stringy shopping tote?… but I really do! I can’t even really tell you what specifically it is that I love… I love the way it stretched way out when I filled it with dryer balls from Ziraldo Alpacas (if you haven’t tried Debbie’s wonderful dryer balls you really should!)… I love the functionality… I love the airy weight of it… I love the colour… I loved the simple repeat pattern… really it’s just love all around!
On the sweater front, my next one is going to be Lucinda by Carrie Bostick Hoge as part of a knit along being organized by Kelbourne Woolens, Fancy Tiger Crafts and Grainline Studios. Here’s a post from Kelbourne Woolens that gives the details. I’m placing a special order of the Acadia yarn that the sweater calls for, so if you’re interested in joining let me know by Thursday. I’m offering a 15% discount on the price of the yarn for those participating. The knit along runs from July 1 to August 15. I’ve not worked with the Acadia before but I love the colours, and given my past experience with their Savannah and Road to China, I’m sure it’s going to be absolutely gorgeous.