Recently I found myself in turmoil. Am I the only one that finishes up a knitting project and immediately wants to start a new one? This time I felt panicked because I didn't have anything next in the queue that I really wanted to do. I started trolling through the Ravelry patterns, to which I lost a good few hours. In the end I picked a pattern that was already in my favourites--The Viking Bag.
I also decided to translate the chart into words, because I have never worked from a chart before (gasp) and I'm a little hesitant. So first I had to Google how to read a chart, because I had no idea how to do it. After I figured that out I wrote out the 16 rows of the pattern, and then as I was looking at the comments I noticed that someone had already written the instructions out! That pleased me, as I was able to compare and make sure I had done it correctly.
Having a huge ball of 80/20 acrylic/wool yarn I decided I would use that for the bag, and black is good all around colour for a bag. The handles I had purchased previously (I think they were on clearance, I'm a sucker for a good savings). I'm not sure what the second bar on the handle is for, does anyone know? At any rate I just sewed the bag on at the bottom rung and called it good.
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