(can’t you just hear the npr voice in your head?
although the name of the man who made the byline famous escapes me…)
‘merciful‘ was released
by knit picks
i love this bag.
i carry the original
rendition of it
with me often.
my youngest daughter came earlier than expected.
so much earlier in fact that, although i knew i wanted to knit something special for her,
something all her own,
i still had no idea
what that would be
when we brought her home.
after a while i decided on a babette blanket as i’m a huge fan of graphics for babies.
i replaced all the edges with ‘circus peanut’ orange to make the middles really pop.
she spent many, many hours playing on this blanket
learning to both roll over
and to crawl on it.
as i am want to do
i originally misjudged
just how much
blue sky alpaca dyed cotton
i would need to finish it.
but, i have learned that i am bad at this.
now i always buy more than i think i need
so as not to get caught short.
in this case i went overboard with my estimates
and wound up with almost 2 full skeins (of 6 different colors) leftover.
‘merciful’ was the result of figuring out just what to do with all that gorgeous yarn.
it’s knit in the round
all in one piece
(except for the i-cord straps)
including an inner knit lining,
this bag is much easier to make
than it looks like it might be.
what seems to be colorwork
is really just two strands
of two different solid colored yarns
(wool of the andes worsted)
mixing and mingling to it’s heart’s content.
happy yarn is always a good thing in my book. smile.
knit picks was generous,
as they tend to be,
so they sent me the extra yarn
to make up three
different color combinations.
choosing 6 colors
to knit up into 12 color combinations
can get a little tricky,
i was really thankful to be able
to work these out ahead of time.
(my guy just walked by and knew the answer to the question – as he always does,
“who said this at the end of his every broadcast?”.
‘generous’ taken from 11:25 in proverbs.