I just finished bag number two. I changed the colour of the strap and used the royal blue instead of the black to really set off the bright pink floret design. My strap has a mobious feature (a mistake in the caston that I left in).
Very nice, Mary-Anne!
I am ready to start knitting the flap. Intarsia? How many bobbins do I really need. The details and short distances has me considering a stranded/instarsia mix? Any hints, suggestions. This is my first instarisa project and all the instructions and samples I see are large geometric patterns.
I didn't use bobbins, because there were so many and they would get horribly tangled. I just had about 1 yard (meter) of each colour and left it hanging like strings - this is much easier to comb out when they get tangled. It looks nicer to do the intarsia, and the over stiching rather than stranding, because it changes the texture on the flap. I did stranding on the edges like the pattern says.
Good luck - the results are well worth it.....I have made two bags now with the same kit......and my sister and I love them.