Well, there it is, pre-felting. It took no time at all to whip this baby bag up. Despite the varied diameter of this yarn, it was a pleasure to knit with. Springy, not too rough, and it didn't split, even on the fat, puffy sections. In fact, I was flying through it so fast, I knit a half inch more than I'd planned, according to the pattern. If my mother inlaw doesn't like it, I might keep it for myself, since felted, the colors aren't so... whatever.
Pardon my camera, as usual. I think the muted, blended colors confused it. But anyway, here's one felted view. The purple barely shows up at all. I don't know that I'd really carry it, but I'd like to shave it. How do I do that? Seriously, don't laugh! What kind of razor do I use? Fuzzy isn't the word for this hairy little bag!
In case you're wondering, that's a moist wipes box I'm using. We use them to clean Fred's ears (the basset hound) but the shape is perfect for shaping this little thing while it dries. Fred's ears will have to wait for another day, and I'll have to remember to save the box when we're done!
If everything goes according to plan, I should make the strap and have a finished object to display tomorrow. It's a cute bag, but even with my small bag preferences, this sucker it TINY. It will hold a cell phone, an ID, a lipstick, keys, and that's about it. I'll be using it just to present the dishCLOTHS I'm making for my mother inlaw for her day, and what she does with it after that is up to her. She doesn't generally carry a handbag, and only uses her Healthy Back Bag for shopping and work, so I predict this will be a dust collector, but who knows?!