There are so many things wrong with this bag, but fixing them will have to wait.
I'm off for Asilomar, and CNCH this weekend. This bag is one of my samples for the class, and a cautionary tale is as good, sometimes better, than a perfect project. Plus, this will be a cautionary tale with possible fixes, versus a cautionary tale that will never make it into the finished pile.
And there are those. I bring it all: samples of the good, the bad and the ugly.
I have attended classes where the instructor brought only the best, beautiful, seemingly unattainable finished work. It can be a little daunting. There are also those classes where the instructor brings nothing: no samples, no pictures, no work at all. I try to fall somewhere in between: here's the really fabulous stuff you too can learn to do, and oh, by the way, here's the dross: don't go here.
This bag is not exactly dross, but it' not done, as in I'm not satisfied. It's handspun wool/mohair, and I have just about worn off the pile fondling it while I finished it thus far, so it has some good points! But it needs work. Later.
For now, I'm off to the beach. There might be weather. I am bringing my teapot and knitting (and yes, wishing on a star. Downtime? That would be the 5 a.m knitting). See you next week :).