I decided to make the base of mine larger than the pattern directs and I'm double-stranding the worsted weight yarn, so this ought to be a sturdy (and large) bag. I'm living on the wild side and figuring out what sort of pattern of stripes I'm doing as I go. Whoo hoo! Gotta cut loose once in a while.
Yes, those are single crochets. The very thing my aching fingers were screaming over a few days ago. Somehow this isn't so bad, though. Maybe when the bag gets larger I'll start crying again, but for now I'm managing.
There are so many nice versions of this bag on Ravelry. Here's hoping I like mine enough to line it when it's finished. I have high hopes it will make a nice project bag.
And last night I started reading A Month of Summer by Lisa Wingate.
It's an interesting story told from the point of view of two women - Rebecca, a 40-something year-old who is called upon to help her father, whose health is failing; and Hanna Beth, the woman who took Rebecca's father away when she was a child, leaving Rebecca and her mother to struggle on alone. I have a feeling as the story unfolds, life will not be as it seems from Rebecca's scarred memories.
And after weeks and weeks of rain, it's a beautiful day in central Indiana. Eighty degrees and low humidity - a rare combination for Hoosier summers. It is glorious.
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