FO - Florida Bag

I can pretty much guarantee you I won’t be doing this again! :zombie: The knitting itself wasn’t difficult really, but I spent all day yesterday doing the lining and a good chunk of today figuring out how to add the handles.

I added an iron on lining to the lining fabric to give some body to the bag which worked well, but I didn’t take into account that I would need to be able to get a needle through it to sew the lining on and then the handles! I ended up using nylon thread on a fine needle to attach the handles and used the yarn to make it look nicer. The inside area of the handle doesn’t look that great, but I am NOT doing them again.

So here you go. Oh and I added a pocket to the lining.
Florida Bag

Well, despite your frustrations, it looks great!

It’s got a fantastic holiday look about it.
It’s so colourful, it’ll cheer up peoples day.

Well done!

Shan

It looks so good!!

Is that version A? I love the lining. Totally worth it, IMO.

You piqued my interest when I read your ‘Raspberry St’ post. As a result I have this queued. I can only hope mine turns out as nice!

The pattern of the lining is a subtle complement and the bag, itself, looks fab. So bright and cheery. :slight_smile: But I can relate to your ‘never again’ sentiment. Once is enough…

cam

Great looking bag Jan. It’s so very bright and cheery. I am sorry you had such a hard time with it, but it was worth the effort because it’s fantastic!!!

I love the fact that it’s a sampler of the different stitch patterns! You did a great job on it and it looks great!

I love it! :heart:

You did a great job. Love the lining too.

Love the name, love the colors, love the lining…

Love the bag…

Great job!

:happydance: Great bag and I love the lining! :inlove:

Fabulous!!! I love the colors, the lining is perfect and the handles are great. Nice job, Jan.

:hug: Thanks everyone! I used some of those precut rectangles for the lining. I think they must be for quilting, but they were perfect.

I love it! Fun colors! So sorry you had such a hard time finishing it.

Well ! Looking at it from here you would never know there was any difficulty, It look s amazing . I love it .:slight_smile:

That is one of the happiest bags I have seen in a long time. I love it. great job.

Looks great, Jan. The handles would frustrate me no end, but you found a way to make them work well.

It’s gorgeous!! Love all the colors and different stitch patterns. Linings can be frustrating, I know, but yours turned out great in the end.

its georgous.

tyhe coliurs are so perfect for the bag

lining looks fab as well although your frustration
:thumbsup:

Looks like it was well worth the effort!

It is very cool. I think you did exceptional. I love the colors and the texture of the different stitches. It looks like it will hold up and last a long time. I love it.