For my birthday, Whitney got me a book called Felt Forward, put out by Interweave Knits. This book really inspired me. I love using geometry in my designs, so I made a purely geometric bag.
I used different colors of Cascade 220, and Cascade Quatro. I love the subtle color varigation in these yarns and the wonderful way that they knit up.
I used my favorite colors, which are red and green, using the blue and gray to keep it from looking Christmas-y.
On the other side, I used larger circles, which as I sewed them on, I realized I could use as pockets.
I had in mind some leather straps that I purchased from Purl a few weeks ago, but after felting the bag, I realized that they were far too dainty, and decided to felt one large strap - which I think better fits the style of the bag.
It has been fun making it, but I'm glad its done!-