Something old, something new

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A couple of week's ago I took a knitting class based on the Gunnister pouch.  The 17th century original was found in a peat bog in Scotland, along with other personal items. 

Here's a picture of the original:

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My adaptation includes a design of crosses, instead of the stripes and checks of the original.

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It's also a little bit longer - just the perfect size for holding my iphone.