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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Just in Time for a Hurricane

We're nearly settled in a darling little (temporary) home in Ocean View, Norfolk, Va.  
As much as I loved being in the mountains, 
the beach is pretty darned nice to be close to... 

There's only a little knitting that I'm able to share right now-
Mason Dixon Knitting has just launched their fabulous new site, 
and I've had the pleasure of spending time with their exclusive  



I'm working on a variation of the Monteagle Bag 
using 3 of the 5 colors from the Earth set in a gradient.   
M1 uses only the first pattern stitch, 
which creates a pleasing open-yet-woven effect. 

It begins with the darkest warm brown and a provisional cast on with enough tail to do a 3 needle bind off to close what will be the bag bottom.
Blocking will relieve the tangled mess and a beautiful bag will appear!

 Long Tail Style Provisional Cast On 
which uses the waste yarn and the project yarn simultaneously.

Now, I may be off to buy a few bottles of water... just in case.


  1. Good luck with the storm. I hope the newest predictions that it's going to miss VA are correct. Stay dry!

  2. Thanks, I'm fortified with lots of knitting! Wishing our neighbors to the south the very best...