Celtic Braids and the Bitter Taste of Defeat.

I don't usually blog about TV shows, but damn. The Top Chef finale was on tonight, and smarmy Ilan won. Ick. The guy who videotaped Marcel getting assaulted by Cliff while screeching for Sam to join in on the fun and shave his head. The guy who used his boss's Spanish recipes to win. The guy who said he wanted to pee on Marcel. The guy who, after winning, completely slams Harold (Top Chef season 1) by calling him "motherfucking boring" and imitating him like a freaking elementary school kid. Ick. Just . . . ick. I'm annoyed that Ilan won, and, like Lauren said, I'm annoyed that this show has gotten me annoyed.

Well, on to better things.

I was feeling pretty creative today after class, so I perused through my cable patterns and charted some up. I thought the Celtic braid flanked by two plaited cables would look very nice.

And what do you know? It does.

I'm making a bag to carry other knitting projects in. The front and back will be this cable pattern with about two inches of ribbing on top. The strap will be a loose five rib braid cable and will be long enough that I can wear it across the body. I also plan on having a single button closure on the middle of the ribbing so if I have long needles, they can just stick out of the bag. Also, I can knit straight out of the bag instead of having to take the yarn out and balance it on my knees.

It's a bit of an experimental design, but so far, I'm very happy with it. The pattern is nice and engaging--there are traveling cables on every right-side row, so it's definitely not a snoozer. I think it'll turn out nicely.

There's a good chance that it might snow or ice over tonight, so I may not have class tomorrow. It would be nice if we got some snow (I haven't seen any in Athens since I got into college), but even if classes are cancelled tomorrow, I'll still have to go to work. Nothing against work, but if there's going to be freezing rain like Weather.com is predicting, then walking around in it will not be fun. At least I have plenty of knitted hats and scarves to choose from.


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