Cute, summery bop-about handbags are hard to come by. In my old age, I walk past countless contenders in the stores. This year, I have called the hunt off, and am making Amanda’s Squatty Sidekick by Amanda Burka. It’s another Knitting Daily freebie. The close-to 300 rave reviews, and FOs on Ravelry sealed the deal.
This Sunny Sidekick uses my dirt-cheap SWS from Mary Maxim. It will felt like a dream, and isn’t too bright for me. I hoped to be felting right now in fact. Sadly, the strap has gots to go. In the glory of knitting outdoors, I went a little blank. The strap is way-off but will be an easy frog & fix. Before frogging:
Here’s a totally gratuitous pic of her with flowers peeking through yonder fence:
When felted, the bag will shrink a bit and become sturdy. Right now it’s a flopsy mess. My sewing skills are nothing to write home about but I may try making a lining for this.
Deep breaths – I found the strap a pain to knit…