Throwback Thursday

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 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.

Fun times.


5 Responses to “Throwback Thursday”

  1. Carole on 06 Mar 2014 at 4:17 am

    Haha! I wasn’t reading blogs much then but I do remember this post!

  2. Manise on 06 Mar 2014 at 8:17 am

    Ha! I remember the French market bag craze! I remember Norma was on a tear with those.

  3. Cheryl S. on 06 Mar 2014 at 9:39 am

    You love a challenge.

  4. margene on 06 Mar 2014 at 10:13 am

    It was the felting craze that brought us together. We both felted bags and knit socks. You may have been carrying that bag your first night at SnB.

  5. Carol Entangled on 06 Mar 2014 at 5:20 pm

    I remember the FMB and I remember your mods! I think because of that project I started reading blogs, yours and others. And my bag attracted so many compliments, even from non-knitters. Thanks for reminding me. I like the yellow.