Archive for the 'Monk’s Travel Satchel' Category

Crouching Knitter, Hidden Dropped Stitch

Thursday, October 21st, 2004

Scene: an open field surrounded by tall pines. Two roads cross in the center of the clearing. From opposite sides, two figures approach. First Monk: Greetings, honored pilgrim. Second Monk: Monk. I’m a monk. This is a monk’s travel satchel, see? First Monk: Ah. Yes, my mistake. Greetings, monk. Second Monk: Right back at you. […]

Time to travel

Wednesday, October 20th, 2004

Well, here it is. I finished doing the i-chord closures last night while watching Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (apropos, no?) The strap is really comfy. It kind of hugs you. We’ll see how well it performs as an actual load-bearing accessory, but it’s pretty enough that I’d be happy to just drape it over the […]


Sunday, October 17th, 2004

I started calling it Frankenbag this afternoon because of all the safety pins stuck into it while I was doing the seaming. The seaming was hard. I have never done any real crochet before. I keep my trusty crochet hook Stanley in my bag to pick up dropped stitches and fix minor errors. But I’ve […]

bag bits

Thursday, October 14th, 2004

Two More Pockets? Riiiiight…

Wednesday, September 29th, 2004

Raise your hand if you think I’m going to be able to extend this flap another inch and then knit two pockets with the remaining yarn. Anyone? Anyone? Beuller? Luckily, the ever-handy and helpful Kaetchen is sending me a couple more skeins of the Twilight Green yarn. Yay for ‘net yarn friends!

Lies, Damn Lies, and Knitting Instructions

Monday, September 27th, 2004

A quick summary of the construction of the Monk’s Travel Satchel: You use 3 colors: Cavern (A), Twilight Green (B), and the long-sought-after Candy Apple (C). Make the strap in A. About 4″ wide and 72″ long. Make two side pockets in A. About 4″ wide and 7″ long each. Make the front in B. […]

Ooh! Ooh!

Friday, September 10th, 2004

This is so cool! I just went to lunch with a bunch of guys from work. After we ate, we were sitting around the table chatting, waiting for the waiter to bring the cheque, and I pulled out the MTS. I’m working the front now, which is done in stockinette for the first foot. I […]

Can you feel that?

Wednesday, September 8th, 2004

Can you feel that? I could ask if you could smell it, but it’s not really an olfactory sensation. It’s not really tactile either. It’s something perceived through all the senses, a combined input to your mind that can only be described by the very general word ‘feel’. Very simply, I’m talking about a change […]

Country Critters

Monday, September 6th, 2004

I made some more progress on the satchel this weekend. I’ve now got all the parts in the A colorway done (“Cavern” is the name of the coal-black yarn). This includes the strap and two side pockets. Each piece needs a couple rows of the infamous Candy Apple to finish it. Since I’m going to […]

Pilgrim’s Monk’s Progress

Thursday, September 2nd, 2004

Draped over my balcony railing and secured by my faithful froggy, here’s the 99.99% completed strap for the monk’s travel satchel: When I get the candy apple yarn, I’ll do a couple rows on the end and that sucker will be done. I’ve started the side pockets, which are identical to the strap in construction […]