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!


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…


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

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.