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I still knit.

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

I’m aware that I probably have at least fifteen previous blog posts with the same title, but it still fits.

On top of the Azalea Shawl I have been working on the Brea Bag, pattern by Norah Gaughan. (If you’re not familiar with the book Knitting Nature, now is the time to look it up. This pattern is not in the book, but it is free and if you search for “brea bag” on google you should find it right off). The front/back pieces pictured to the right take only a few hours each. Right now I am working on the strap, which takes a bit longer because it goes all the way around the bottom as well.

It always gets tedious to work on long and skinny pieces, but fortunately I have the solution. I always fold and tie the tail so that it doesn’t twist and so the weight is centered.

I have been reading a lot of Harry Potter, although I ran out of resources yesterday. I borrowed three and four from my host brother, five and six from the Baobab Center, and-of course-I have no way of obtaining seven without spending sixty dollars. (And I thought hardcover books were expensive at home…) As you may have guessed, that’s not happening. The upside is that I found Othello for five dollars, which ought to keep me occupied for a little while. I really miss theatre.

p.s. It’s still way too hot to be January.