Wednesday, July 24, 2013

capturing another yarn along

The last time I joined in with Ginny's yarn along I was knitting a green market bag. I finally completed it and wanted to share it amongst a garden of green. I knitted this bag with the thoughts of gifting it to someone. I followed the pattern and as most knitters, or even seamstresses, know patterns can be adjusted to our own adaptions. For this particular bag, my first thoughts are I would make the handle more stout by adding 4-5 stitches. Due to the handle's length,  which is certainly needed, and the purpose of the bag being to hold market items, it will stretch when weight is added.

As a side note, I bought the yarn over two years ago with the thoughts of a project in mind, an apron. It is an inexpensive cotton, Sugar n' Cream. When I purchased the skeins I obviously paid no attention to lot numbers. As the market bag was carried outside to make the photos in the herb garden, what was hidden in inside light was highlighted in natural light, the colors of the yarn were slightly different. I like to think it adds rustic goodness.

I believe I recently posted about some of my summertime reading. I Capture the Castle is picked up most evenings to read, or carried from here to there in case I have a few moments to escape into another place. I am enjoying reading this book, but I hesitate to give a review per se until I finish it. I keep thinking something is coming up, yet maybe that is the heart of its beauty, a simple story with complex, intriguing characters. Characters that you wish you knew, which can be the best part of any fictional novel. I will mention one of my most favorite chapter scene so far was when two of the characters took an evening swim in the castle's moat, a moat that swans inhabited.


amongst a garden of green

13 comments:

wayside wanderer said...

I really like it! And aren't swans interesting? Only recently have I seen them walk on land for the first time. What a sight with those big feet and tall selves!

EMMA said...

Great bag, lovely color. I made one last year but I must have done something wrong as it's way to stretchy, can't put anything heavier than a beach ball in it!!

elizabeth said...

that bag looks really nice! can you tell me the pattern for it? I still have to finish that book; it is lovely!

Hannah@HomeBaked said...

Lovely bag and beautifully photographed! I knit a similar one in blues a couple of years ago.

Ginx Craft said...

What a lovely bag. I also like the way you have photographed it.

GretchenJoanna said...

I love the way you displayed your bag and book. In these posts you are making me want to knit the bag AND reread the book. :-)

elizabeth said...

thanks for your comment! I found the bag pattern! thanks! what year did you make the blanket? I was looking but did not find it yet; you have made a lot of beautiful things however! So nice to have your blog here! :) Thanks again...

sustainablemum said...

A lovely bag and I loved reading that book too.

katie metzroth said...

LOVE your photo with the bird! charming!

elizabeth said...

Thanks for your comment again :) found the blanket! very lovely! so nice to be able to make blankets for others...

Mistea said...

Gorgeous bag. I love the colour variations. Enjoy

The dB family said...

Sounds like a magical book! I love the bag. I haven't dared knit much more than dishcloths and pot holders these days. Some day when I can work uninterrupted for longer periods of time, I shall go back to more challenging things. You do know that you have a wonderful gift for photography!

Blessings!
Deborah

Hill upon Hill said...

What a lovely photo!

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