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Sunday, March 18, 2007

Hello :)


It's a Cinch!
Originally uploaded by ablossomknits.
Just a short post to say hello and introduce myself. I'm Leslie and am just SO happy to be doing this KAL! I first read Mists of Avalon when I was 19 for an English Lit class and had the absolute most amazing experience. One of these days I'll have to post all about that . . it's quite the story. Anyways, this is more to say hi to everyone and just show a pic of what I'll be working on. Hopefully I can figure out Blogger here and how to post with a pic.

I will be working on a purse . . not any purse though, mind you. It is a special purse. Why so . . do I hear you ask? Well, it's special for many reasons. First, because I've had this pattern for a few years . . way before I ever learned how to knit. It's always been there in the back of my mind . . I never really had a reason to knit it. Secondly, when I signed up for this KAL . . this was the only thing that immediately came to mind. I just knew it was perfect for this book. Thirdly and lastly . . I believe this is a special item because it fits every single woman in this book with the only change being -- the color. I will knit this in light lavender for Guinevere and in a deep blood crimson for Morgaine. If I were to continue . . maybe a dark purple for Viviane. Are you with me on this? Do you see any other colors for the ladies . . maybe even different from mine? I'd love to hear your thoughts. My mind just keeps running with this.

I'm so excited about this and looking forward to all of the wonderful knitted items that accompany the reading . . or re-reading, for some of us . . of this book that literally continues in your head for decades. I know it did for me. I've never broken free of it's spell. When I see mist hovering over water . . I never look away . . hoping for someone to rise . . .

4 comments:

ambermoggie said...

love the pattern where is it from please?
amber in scotland

Leslie said...

Hi ambermoggie! It is from the Summer 2004 issue of Knitter's Magazine.

brooke said...

Love your choice of colors and I love your description of never looking away from the mists hovering over the water...

Lana said...

cute bag...and great pattern. I can't wait to see you finished bag. It's interesting to see what everyone is making for the knit-along. :-)