It’s quite rare that I knit something in exactly the yarn the pattern suggests. But I knitted this, about 16 years ago actually, in the Halcyon Gemstone silk that designer Liza Prior Lucy suggested. A reticule is a woman’s drawstring bag, used as a carryall–that’s what my dictionary says. This one can’t carry much. It measures about six inches long and four inches wide. I followed Lucy’s pattern exactly, in colors amber, deep amethyst, garnet and jacinth. I made two. One for my mom, who taught me to knit when I was in 3rd grade. Another for me. I never found a use for mine, but my son did. He played “Magic”–the card game–at the time. There were a few pieces to the game, dice I think, and my son kept them in one of these bags. The bag does look quite magical, I think. The design was published in Piecework Magazine, March/April 1993. I believe my son still has his stashed away with his Magic cards. This one came full circle. My mom died last year and I found this in her closet, carefully laying flat in a fancy padded stationary box covered in roses. I know she liked it. I think I know she figured I’d get it back some day. I’m still keeping it in the fancy box.