Recently, my Facebook friends have been posting old photos of themselves on Thursdays with the tag #throwbackthursday or #tbt. Entertaining.
I thought I’d build on the theme and revisit old blog entries on Thursdays. With some current commentary, of course.
First up is the blog post that, for a long time, attracted more visitors to my blog than any other. In fact, you could say it solidified my place in the then-burgeoning knit blogger universe. It was posted on my old, Blogger-hosted blog, which I have maintained but don’t use any more.
What, you may ask, was the heady topic of this ancient and influential post? Well, it was the modifications I made to a French Market Bag. Remember the French Market bag? No? Well, it was a viral Knitty.com pattern that was on the needles of every knitter back in the day. I knit several of them, only one of which still resides in my house.
Although the bag that was the subject of the blog post has been long gifted, I
fondly remember working out the math to center the handles.
Here’s the link to the original blog entry that was written nearly 10 (!) years ago. It’s so ancient I can’t even link directly to the entry; you have to scroll down a few inches. This link takes you to the converted entry on my new blog. Clearly, not a smooth transition. Also, sadly, the photos of the bag are no longer available. But I think the math is still correct.
My favorite part of the post is the final snarky comment about the high cost of 100g of felting yarn. Hmmmm . . . . 10 years later, $12.00 doesn’t seem like so much money for 100g of yarn.