I’ve finally done the construction work on the bag I’m making using the Napramach Bag pattern from Folk Bags: 30 Knitting Patterns & Tales From Around the World by Vicki Square. It still needs a lining, but since it’s not part of the official pattern, I’m declaring it done!
Using my handspun yarn for this project really helped give this ethnic pattern a handmade look. Since I underestimated how much yarn it would take, I had to spin some more before I could finish. Because I am still a beginner, the extra yarn I spun was only sort of like the yarn I was using, but it was close enough to do the job.
Making the tassels for this was more enjoyable than I expected, and knitting the strap was fun because it went so fast. To my way of thinking, the whole project was a great success.
Now all I have to do is get a lining in it so I can store my hand spindles in it!