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Thursday, June 01, 2006


This journal and knitted journal pouch with flower pin is on its way to Pocatello to be a graduation present even as I write.

Yep. There's a cash prize inside, too.

I know that the journal probably won't ever get cold enough to need a wool jacket, but I liked the idea of giving its words a little extra privacy. The details: I made it out of leftover Cascade 220 (from my Clapotis and some other mysterious project I can't remember).

I cast on three stitches, knit an I-cord, then did mirror increases until it was wide enough. Then I cast on twice as many stitches as I had plus 8 (for the sides), joined in the round, and knit until it fit. Then I did a three needle bind off (because I was too lazy for kitchener). Voila! Gift and bag all in one, with no pattern and no seaming.

That's enough to make it seem like a present for myself.
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