On Friday, I took Mom for her first cataract surgery at the ungodly hour of 7 am. With the impending snowstorm, and Mom's announcement that it would be 2-4 hours, I brought plenty of knitting with me: The bag and another project as well. Of course, the surgery was quick and we were in the deli across the street by 8:30 am. Not much knitting done but happy to report that Mom is doing great.
I stayed home Saturday, during the worst of the storm. My car could probably have maneuvered the thick slushy mess in the streets, but I used the snow as an excuse to stay home and finish the bag. I only loosely used the market squares pattern as a jumping off point for this project adding the button flap. One fun addition was to add a simple chain motif on this flap with the Boku. Once felted, I knew this would add some interest to the flap which I made longer than normal, due to the elongated shape of the bag itself.
Here is the bag, unfelted:
And here is the finished bag, after felting. What starting price should I ask for as the minimum?? I am leaning towards $75-100, because I think if I undervalue it, it will be less attractive to the deep pockets who might be there!