Finally! It’s in “The Bag.”
specs: Pattern- “The Bag” from No Sheep for You; yarn- Hempathy; needles- size 3; time invested- LOTS! I started these in July, and finished the first two bags during my Latin class (ahem!). The third was a pre-Thanksgiving effort, I think, and the handles were done here and there between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Lining done at Christmas, and they’ll be gifted at New Year’s!
I changed the handles- I wanted to keep them knitted, so I just knit lengths of St st. and let them curl. Sturdy, yet comfortable and with just a bit of give.
The lining fabrics and materials are courtesy of my mom’s amazing (free–for her and me!) fabric stash. I used iron-on interfacing on the lining, and a strip of matting on the bottom for stability, and they are rather sturdy. I ended up just folding down the top and sewing it on the machine, then hand-stitching the provisional stitches in a little bit of a decorative fashion.