This is a nice fast little project, and I’m mostly pleased with how it turned out. Grafting seed stitch is a PITA, though.
I also incorporated some code knitting — originally I was going to use the system from http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sydney-carton-cowl but I did not care for the way the worked in this project. It’s a bit of a bear to wrangle, and it makes it more open than you’d want for a bag.
Got in my first name plus two quotes, which makes a nice little pattern in the bottom third of the sides:
“Nothing that we do is done in vain” – a quote from The Tale of Two Cities.
“Fortune favors the brave” – from the Aeneid (and a tea bag tag on my office corkboard)
Why code? Why Tale of Two Cities? Someone at work made a joke about Madame Defarge in relation to my meeting-knitting, and so it’s been in my head for a while. 🙂 Plus for this project specifically, I thought it would liven up the stockinette sides.