I literally spent the entire day yesterday knitting, my hands ache today from the long day. I worked on another Tapa patterned purse. This time it will be a tote with two sides a front and back and a bottom. I had planned on making it a little bigger but am really happy with how it turned out. I counted stitches and it should be 12 inches across but is only ten. I guess that the tension that I create when making patterns is obvious. This tote is made from Lamb’s Pride by Brown Sheep, wool and mohair blend. I will line it in unbleached muslin and the fastener will be a nice wooden button that I have. I also worked all day on a round purse using Noro yarn, Transitions, a cashmere, silk, wool, angora and camel blend. It looks like a hat! I know! I even tried it on and it fits….after I took this photo I tore it out and instead of a gradual decrease I did two k2tgr rounds and bound it off on the inside using a three needle bind off method that Michelle taught me and I have since taught to my Mom. I also made the handles as the closure and wove two through the top so it looks like a basket weave at the top. It is nice and thick and does not need a lining so I also knit an inside pocket by picking up stitches inside and knitting up. It is really cute.