As I can't sew anything for a few more weeks, I thought I'd try my hand at a crochet bag.
This is slow going - thin yarn that likes to split and a relatively small hook. The instructions say to crochet tightly too .. not my strong point, but I'm trying to get it right! The other reason it's slow is because I had some problems reading the pattern, so there's been some unravelling along the way! I think I've got it all sorted out now and it's slowly taking shape.
It's going to be smaller than I thought - the base is a mere 7 inches across. It should be larger, but my yarn is quite fine - I think I'd add some stitches to the starting chain next time to scale it up slightly; or I guess I could try thicker yarn!
I quite like it, but it's more child size than an adult's bag, so this may become a present down the line.
Got to finish it first!!