Hmmm, 2 posts in one day - only because I failed to post my entry from several days ago. Bonus. I finished the tote bag last night and threw it in the washer with fingers crossed. It took 2 cycles to get it to shrink just right, and it came out even better than I had hoped for. Here's a before pic, taken on my ottoman so that there is a size comparison . Would you just look at the size of the thing! Then there are the "afters". The beautiful colors are the Noro Kureyon. So easy to knit, and it's like a little story unfolding as each color blends and then appears and then blends into the next. I thought maybe I should match the straps but I really love the fact that each is completely different. Note the beautiful Cascade 220 bottom. The fabric it creates when felted is so thick and uniform - I am thinking about making a felted jacket out of this stuff (only in a different color - I am sort of purpled out). I folded in the sides and I'm debating putting buttons in so that the sides can be opened or closed, but will for sure put a button and loop at the center so it doesn't flop open. The straps are just long enough to go over the shoulder. My apologies for the lousy layout of this post. I just can't seem to get the hang of this, can't even figure out how to start a new paragraph!