Finally, some finished objects to share.
This is the Exchange Bag from Happy Hooker.
Omega Nylon N018 thread. I have some left over and think I will make a coin purse to match.
To be honest it's not officially done, done because I still need to add a snap for a closure. It's pretty enough to take a picture to share right? My daughter has adopted for herself.
My first knitted bag. I used Fortissima Cotton Sock Yarn, that's discontinued, double stranded and 4mm needles (I think). If I were to do it again I would have used slight larger needles. I combined two patterns to make it. A bag pattern on Knit Picks for the eyelet stitch of the bag and a spiral dishcloth pattern that's knit from the center out for the bottom. I liked the looks of the knit Picks bag but it called for knitting a bottom then picking up stitches and I wanted to avoid it. Then I finished up the top of the bag with garter stitch then worked the straps in garter as well.
My apologies for the blurriness. I'll try again later for something better. It does give a fairly good idea of the shape of the bag.