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This pattern was a breeze until I got to the handles. Carol Ventura designed the handles so that they were crocheted along with the border of the bag and interlaced through the slits at the same time. This caused me all manner of trouble. First of all, I managed to get the handles going into the eyelets instead of out of them. After three tries, I gave up. I also found that the yarn got so extremely tangled that I was getting downright cranky.
I solved the problem by making the handles separately and threading them through the slits before sewing their ends together. As you can see from the photo below, I interlaced the handles so that they wouldn’t flop off my shoulder. Once the handles were in place, they cinched in the sides nicely. However, this bag is HUGE! The sides expand to hold all manner of yummy consumables.
Here is a photo of the bag in progress. You can see how wide it is before the handles draw it together.
Happy Easter! It looks like it is going to be a beautiful spring day here in the northeast. Alas, I am still suffering from a very painful wrist. I think that my only option now is to go to the hand doctor and get that cortisone shot. I’ve been resting my wrist for several weeks but it has done no good whatsoever. But enough about that…
This week I have 6 bag and purse patterns to de-stash. Please refer to ”group 1″ or “group 2″ if you are interested. First one to comment on each group gets the group of their choice.
The above group includes one Tunisian bag, the fanny pack on the right.
The backpack in this group is Tunisian.
Next week will be a very special week. I will be offering a Jimbo hook as the giveaway. For those of you not familiar with Jimbo’s beautiful hooks, visit his blog, Jimbo’s Front Porch.