This is truly one of the most used and loved projects that my knitting has produced.
It is a perfect size, and while I originally thought it would be a knitting or spinning bag it has turned out to be the bag I carry all winter long as my daily pocketbook or purse (which do you call it, pocketbook or purse? My mom always called it a pocketbook, so it is the word that usually pops into my head first).
Thanks to the lining and leather handles it is really sturdy and the pockets hold lots of little things like my lip balms, tissues, keys, phone and all of the flotsam and jetsam that ends up in a bag on a daily basis. All of that and there is still room for a project bag or two.
Well, you have to know, nothing is perfect. This bag is, for some reason, the most noticed of all my hand-knits as well. I cannot go anywhere without it garnering attention. It would be fine if it was just the occasional, "Hey, love your bag!!" That I could handle. But, you knoooow, when you are out and just want to look at yarn or fabric or groceries, and you are hoping to do it in the solitude of your own head and people talking to you can be annoying? That is when the bag is a leeetle bit of a hindrance. It always encourages conversation. "Did you make it?" "Is it felted?" "How did you do it?" "How long did it take?" "Ooooh, you lined it!" "How did you line it?" "How did you attach the handles?" "Where did you get the handles?" "Susie! Come look at her bag! She made it!" "Is it crocheted?" and my personal favorite, "You should sell those!" And while I love to share, sometimes I really have to think before I actually take it out of the car with me. These are always followed up with compliments, the funniest are from the people who know nothing about me and tell me I did a great job, as if it is my first knitting attempt. heh. "Keep it up, you did a great job!" Oh, I don't know if I will. This knitting thing......
Because I threatened promised:
Oh, before I forget. The Olympics are coming! I love the Olympics, I'm clearing as much of my schedule as I can so that I can watch the thrill of victory and all that. I'm thinking that I might join the Ravelympics, but I don't have a team! Oh!No! I think I know what event or events that I am going to enter and I've been in training since the beginning of the year. I'm thinking this is the perfect SMACK!down vehicle. Has anybody else signed up? Joined a team? Let me know, it could be fun. Well, I'll have fun either way, but company will make it funner more fun.
2010. Seventeen. *No wonder that I worry that I am an episode of Hoarders waiting to happen. More on that in the near future.