Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Update on my Entrelac Market Squares Bag

Okay, I'm on tier 2 of the felted Entrelac Market Squares Bag.. All was going well at Knit One. Karen helped me with the instructions for Tier 2 and Celeste gave me an awesome shortcut on picking up stitches that she at learned at a Cat Bordhi workshop (score)! I was feeling like this entrelac bag might become a reality. I even bragged that when I finished this one (knit in Cascade 220), that I would knit one up in Lamb's Pride in different colors. Then I got home, picked up the knitting during the utter chaos that is my house and WHAMMO! I messed it all up! I had frogged back because I made an error I wanted to correct and ended up dropping stitches off of one of my base triangles!! ARGH! Tears immediately welled up in my eyes. My husband thought something bad had happened. When I told him that I just messed up my bag (which has taken me 5 hours so far), he let out a chuckle. I feverishly emailed the gurus of Knit One asking begging for help. Here's a look the boo-boos I created.
Hopefully the nice ladies of Knit One will have mercy on me and help me fix this so that I don't have to frog back to the bag band. In the light of a new day, I realize that this too is a learning experience and that even if I have to frog back and my project boo-boos are beyond help -I will have learned something and have another chance to practice my entrelac.

The amazing Celeste helped me get my bag back on track. She has no idea how I did what I did to it but thankfully was able to fix it so that I didn't have to frog all the way back. Thank God!!



  1. Not everyone is brave enough to attempt entrelac, you know, so you should be pleased with yourself. And give that bloke a poke with your needles for laughing at your knitting stress!

    Can't wait to see how it turns out.

  2. I don't have a clue how to knit so I'm sure it is a feat having to make one. I'm so cheering you on! Keep us posted with the finished product.

  3. I so know the feeling of having to backtrack when I thought I was doing just fine. SOOOOO frustrating! Hang in there though, you can do it!

  4. I love the colors and the pattern!
    it's going to look fabulous when it's finished!

  5. Hi, I am new to your site, but Mamarazzi sent me to see and meet a new blog.... (O:
    I would love to learn how to do more knitting, I can knit one row, thats about it. My 8 almost 9 year old daughter Hannah wants to learn so bad... I am trying to find someone in our area that is willing to teach a child. Well see... I'll check back to see more.. I am at
    if you'd like to visit us...
    Hope that the project goes well.. I can hardle wait to see it. Be blessed, Loriann

  6. I'm just starting to learn how to knit... I can knit but need to learn the purl stitch... LoL I love the colors of that project you are working on!

  7. I got some Noro to try Entrlac... my daughter said its fun & easy... we'll see... your project is beautiful!

  8. I.have.yarn.envy.

    And ONE half finished sock for a Christmas gift. Meh.

    Love the colors on your entrelac project!
    Oh and Happy SITSmas to you too!

  9. I'm way impressed! Thanks for stopping by my blog on my featured day. Sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you. What a fun day to do it though. MERRY SITSMAS!

  10. I would LOVE to do something like this is it really hard to do?

  11. Vanessa - It looks much harder than it is. It's just short rows and picking up stitches. You should give it a whirl!


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