when I started the bottom, the yarn had a knot! so, I'm undecided about the 'fix' -- since it is on the bottom, I may pull out the rows and start with yarn without a knot. Cannot decide if it would weaken the bottom of the bag (which I really don't want to line with fabric).
before the bag - had a few 'swatches' -- here is the linen stitch:
I took an all day mitten class in November.
This is my IOLI Convention , class project , in the works:
Ilwaco Shawlette --
Edited 02/17/2017 -- because I have been asked, the ornaments I use are glass. Came in a box of 12 from one of the craft stores. (ie JoAnn Fabrics, Michaels ... maybe Hobby Lobby ) Inexpensive as I recall.
I had fun filling glass ball ornaments (Size 2 5/8") with itty bitty knitting ...
Yarn used is 100% pure wool from the Shetlands - Jamieson & Smith - from knitting store sale bin. Says to use size 3 knitting needles. I'm guessing any lace weight yarn will do.
These were sent to Gracie (blogging at Needles, Pins, and Dragonflies):
On the left side, "Peace", HD yarn by Marilee Rockley (was a gift). It is sortof like crewel yarn/wool. On the right something from the knitting store sale bin called 'dream' Tahki Yarns. I'm guessing crochet cottons would work, too.
Some Progress made on Hitch hiker wrap: