I’m knitting a bag right now (and am much further along than this picture shows). I’m working on the base in seed stitch, and once I’m done with that I will knit the sides in the round using double-pointed needles. It’ll be my first time working in the round AND my first time working with double-pointed needles. We’ll see how it goes.
I plan on lining the bag with fabric to increase its strength. A friend‘s daughter suggested a light pink fabric to go with this dark teal yarn. Smart girl, that one.
Reading: I just finished North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell (thanks for the recommendation, Heather) and am almost finished with A Waste of Shame and Other Sad Tales of the Appalachian Foothills by Geoffrey Smagacz. Two very, very different genres, but, hey, I’m diversifying.