hi all...i downloaded the free pattern and purchased the tote pattern and have been knitting away -- great pattern! i'll get some pics ups soon.
sylvie was very helpful when i had questions.
btw -- pick up means JUST PICK UP lol, i got confused as i normally do a pick up and knit, and this can lead to issues (being on the incorrect side of the work) just use a dpn and pick up the sts and then begin your knitting as per pattern -- i can't believe i didn't get this!
i also used a k2tog on the left edge of the knitting and an skp on the right edges when dec were called for (sylvie suggested this).
i'm using rowan all seasons cotton (couldn't find the wellness anywhere) using an olive color -- but RAN OUT OF YARN!!! a couple more balls are on the way -- luckily they had the same dye lot.
still searching for the perfect lining fabric.
also -- thanks for the great tutorial on the site for the crochet seam...its neat to learn new tricks!