So named because it's a Christmas gift for my friend Carrie!
I made up the pattern as I went along, which I'm partial to doing. This is the first bag I've tried to make, so although it's a little...bulky...I'm happy with it. I want to add something to the outside, like a pin or something. It needs something, am I right?
The yarn is Moda Dea Cartwheel in Coral Reef. I used a basketweave stitch for the body with some garter right at the top. The handles are also garter stitch, but knit on size 6 needles instead of 8 like the body of the bag. It's hard to see the pattern in these photos, sorry!!
Here's a photo of it inside out. You can see the lining, which I love! I hand-sewed that on using the yarn so it's not visible on the outside of the bag.
And here's a close-up of the top of the lining. I stitched an i-cord all the way around to hide the top of the lining and to add a little detail and support. My first time making an i-cord also -- how super easy is that!!!
Any comments or critiques would be great!