For the Needlewoman

April 28, 2013 § Leave a comment

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One fun thing about antique patterns is that you can never be completely sure what you’re going to get. Today I’m starting the <a href=”http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59641364> “Pretty Knitted Bag”</a> from The Mail newspaper from 1914. The only yarn suggestion it gives is to use crochet cotton – so, I’m going to use some size 10 crochet cotton in mint green that I’ve had in my stash almost as long as I’ve had a stash. I have absolutely no idea how big this is going to turn out. It’s done in the round, with a 3-needle bind off for the bottom of the bag, and the edging on the top part is done separately and sewn on. Haven’t decided if I’m actually going to do the edging that way or not.

(Also please note the ads on the same page. in particular, hypnosis for disease cure, and Adelaide Ladies: Have You a Joy Belt? I dn’t know what that is, but I sort of want one)

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