Old black water, keep on rollin'

It seems like I should be studying ALL THE TIME, and it usually feels that way, but there has also been some knitting in my world lately. Mostly gifts, but some other stuff just for me. Since my knitting time has been drastically reduced, that amounts to just a row here and a row there. I managed to get some i-cording and some felting done over the weekend, so that entrelac sleeping bag that Henry the Navigator enjoyed is finally finished up. Here goes:

Pattern: Entrelac Suki Bag
Needles: US 7 circular
Yarn: Noro Kureyon in color 156
Pattern Notes: I'm not so impressed with this pattern. I took notes while I knitted, and I actually plan on rewriting the pattern as part of a secret pal gift, so if you have any interest, leave me a comment and I'll be happy to pass it along when I get to it. The issue with the pattern is that when you get to the first rectangle of each round, you have to make some fairly major modifications. If I hadn't done entrelac before, I probably would have given up early on. I do like the finished product for the most part, although I might rethink the round bottom and the i-cord handles. This is a gift, and I just know the person who's going to get it will love it, so I'm not so concerned about these issues for now.

Oh yeah, today's title. This colorway of Noro reminded me of this song every time I picked up the bag to work on it. I think it's because of the way the blue diagonal rectangles look a little like waves. It's less obvious now that it's felted, but the waviness is still there.

Can you tell I've been studying too much? I feel like I can barely put together a sentence. I think I need a real break now, one that doesn't involve reading and writing. Have a happy Thanksgiving!

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Sara Kirby said...

So funny that you picked this title I have been singing that song for the past week! I used to think the words were "I'd like to hear some Dixie Landford, Mama come and take me by the hand" I just found out it's "...Dixie Land, Pretty Mama...". haha, so funny.

The bag is beautiful, I'd like the pattern, please!

Anonymous said...

Normally, I don't like the way entrelac looks, but your bag looks great. I'd love to get a copy when SP9 is over.

- Just another monkey that loves yarn.

Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

Love the bag!!

Anonymous said...

The bag is AWESOME! I linked to your blog from a comment that you made on exercise before knitting. I noticed that you too use two circs to knit socks. Can I ask you how you like that and why you choose that method vs. dpn's?

Really enjoy your blog!


Jennifer said...

I love the bag, may I have a copy of the pattern. thanks