Well , I admit it looks like a hat, but it is a bag. I have to knit the cord handles and attach them. This is a darling , easy , light and breezy bAG.
I used the Market Bag free pattern by TiaMakes . Perfectly simple instructions. Knitted in : Cairn Queensland yarn in Color 33 Redland City . A cotton blend.
I will show you the finished bag as soon as those handles are on.
Then I plan to make a big big Market bag . I enjoyed this one from cast on to cast off.
Now for a a little story on a Friday:
*I tipped off the paddle board today. I was fine. I had my life jacket on, of course. Someone, sadly, died on the lake this weekend. So the minute my head came up out of the clear warm water, someone on a boat yelled, “Do you need help?”
I had my mask on. I said, no, I’m with him. Fireman came over and held the board. IT is difficult to get back on if you are wearing a life jacket. You have to kick kick kick and slide across the board without tipping over on yourself. Which I did once. But the next time, Fireman was holding the board and it was still a challenge but I got on. I waved to the boat. Also, the police had a boat on the lake not too far from us. And my life jacket has a whistle so , If I needed to use it , I sure would have.
So , Fireman said no one could have made out what I responded to the kind boater, because my mask was on. He said it sounded like Wah wha Wah Wah wah wah. So I have to tell you that one of the main reasons I wear a mask paddle boarding, is that I hate sunscreen. It gets in my eyes and wearing a mask is a better barrier from the suns rays anyhow.
Next time I tip, I will pull my mask down. There was no panic because the paddle board is just going to float. We would never go out in rough winds and waves. You can just pretend your paddle board is a kick board. Your paddle board floats, it doesnt sink.
The only reason I tipped, was that I was far far back on the board, so I could turn it very easily. Well, you really shouldn’t be that far back. You should be more middle. Anyhow. That was my first time in the water this year. I have dangled my legs off the board, but not fallen in.
All’s well! My left shoulder is sore from reaching to the other side of the board, but I’ll put some bengay on it.
My fingers are better after the typing rest this week and taping them together at night.
How are you? Any tales to tell?