Of Rats and Jen (Inactive)

Tales of a Perpetual
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Knitting Around, and Around, and Around…

Filed under: Blog Admin,Knitting — folkcat at 4:01 pm on Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Entre-lac bags are wonderful things. Once you master the technique of knitting backwards (from right to left) instead of turning your work to purl, you just keep knitting around and around.

It makes it easy to so rapidly get to this:

WIP - Xmas 2007

On the left, you can see the beginnings of Tier 6 of entre-lac squares. Starting with Tier 7, each round will be smaller than the one before, so I would guess that I’m near the halfway point on this bag already. Then it’s just whip out a couple miles of I-cord straps, work in the ends, and run it through the washing machine.

After that, I just have to figure out who this bag belongs to. I still haven’t made a formal list of my Christmas recipients for this year!

I think I may be knitting some stuffed toys, maybe even sewing some, for Christmas gift-giving this year. And a few more bags, and some of those needle cushions I knit last year that were so well-liked.

The plan, as you can see, is fairly vague. But there is a discernible one, and it’s well underway!

Blog news

Again, much of my time on Tuesday was spent working on the new Shopping Jen blog. This time, however, we’re talking real, brand-new reviews! If you’d like to see what I thought of a couple of new items on the Panera Bread menu, pop on over. I’ve also added an item to the sidebar – a link to an explanation of the rating system I’ll be using for food reviews.

Quiet day

I think today, after I get my blogging done, I’ll see how much of the entre-lac bag I can finish. I’ve got a Season Two, Disc Two of Weeds in the DVD player, no where else I have to be, and nothing else I have to do. Works for me!


Comment by Valerie in San Diego

September 6, 2007 @ 1:37 am

Your entrelac always amazes me. I adore the bag you made me. Someday maybe I’ll master the art of backwards knitting! But I will never get your color sense.. that’s a gift.

Comment by Claudia

September 6, 2007 @ 9:49 am

EEEK – I LOVE Entrelac! Your’s is so pretty!!! I’ve done a sweater and a shawl in it and was thinking about using some of what I have leftover from Veldt to do another shawl. I’m glad you posted it – it’s getting me itchy to start one!

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