After making this Scooby Doo inspired Eloise baby sweater:
I wanted to make something for myself that incorporates the quite lovely (to my mind) Red Heart Super Saver cherry cola variegated colorway, and as it has been over a year since I made myself a bag, I decided to see if I could design a purse worthy of the yarn.
I started by working my rendition of Square C-2 of the Better Homes & Gardens Granny Square Sampler in cherry cola friendly colors. Having gotten this far with it last Thursday:
I spent Friday crocheting the final rounds and weaving in ends:
I was officially ready to move forward, but I didn’t have a clear idea of what moving forward entailed, so I started working Square C-2 again, but this time in just the cherry cola:
Pleased with my progress, but not absolutely certain where to go with it, I set that piece aside and began work on a half-double granny square which has a certain flair that I really like:
As the sun prepared to set, I got this group photo of the pieces I have made so far in various stages of completion:
There are a lot of small decisions I have yet to make and questions that are as yet unanswered : Will I double or single line the bag? How will I attach the strap? Where will I find the perfect zipper? and while these questions, as yet, have no answer, I will move forward, one stitch at a time toward what I hope is yet another practically perfect sort of bag.