Knit Stitch

Stratford, Ontario Yarn & Craft Shop

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.



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