Okay. Let me explain what happened here. I actually started this bag in different colors and ended up not liking them. Also, I like big tote bags beause I commute from Long Island to Manhattan every day on the Railroad so I need to carry a bunch of stuff with me and I didn't think the bag was coming out big enough. So when I decided to do it in different colors, I also decided to make it bigger. I'm really hoping that I shrinks a lot when I put it into the washing machine. Actually, I'm hoping for a pretty miraculous amount of shrinking. For my first big Fair Isle project though, I'm pretty happy with the way it came out.
I think it's going to be a while though, before I find out how much I can shrink it. I've only got one handle done and the bag's place in the lineup has been usurped by my new shawl.
I've decided that since it's summer now, I'm probably not going to use the wool bag before Fall, so I don't feel bad. And now that the air conditioning is on in my office, I really need the shawl. Apparently they're trying to make up for the fact that we couldn't wear sweaters all winter because the heat was so high we couldn't breathe. How considerate of them.
I wonder if it's possible to get frostbite indoors in June?
The shawl is made from Paton's Soy Wool Stripes in Natural Earth. I'm liking the feel of the yarn and I can't even begin to tell you how much I love self striping yarn. I don't know why I find it so fascinating to watch the colors change. I'll just go with thinking its a good thing to be so easily amused.