This was an odd project – it sort of came from nowhere and all worked out right. I’m sure something suitably disastrous will happen soon to rebalance this in a karma sort of way… Meanwhile I’m really happy with my new bag!
It’s lined with pink corderoy fabric and even has a magnetic fastener to keep the top shut. I’ve managed to fit my purse, camera, diary and a little bag of fibre inside it (just in case I need to try out any spindles today, you understand) and am off to test it out.
So, the fibre I dyed has been spun and plyed and is rapidly turning into a bag. The handle seems to be taking forever – I wanted it to be strong so it is a tube of seed stitch, but I can’t decide when to stop knitting. I’m going to felt the bag so the handle will get shorter, but I bet it will stretch with use…
I knitted a Booga Bag a couple of years ago and remember that it got much shorter but not a lot narrower so I’ve tried to take this into account when making this bag. Hopefully I will finish the handle today and get it in the washing machine – I hate that bit, what if it eats all my hard work and turns it into something the size of a thimble? Then I’m on a button buying mission tomorrow so I can get it finished and use it on Sunday!