Well, I still don't have any progress to show on the haekelbeutel bag...
I'm just not 'in the zone' with it at the moment. I've tried about 75 million different alternatives for the handles, but nothing pleases me. My experimenting has included twisted cords, wooden beads, macrame belts, crochet I cords, scarves, denim straps... I've even been dyeing things for just the right match... but... shrug... I haven't found the perfect match yet
So I'm setting it aside for a while.
In the meantime I had a small 'filler' project to work on. Auntie Elle is organising an afghan for a charity, and I volunteered to make a square. She's not my ACTUAL auntie... that's just her Ravelry name.
How hard is it to make a simple square?
I'd have had it done in no time if I was given a pattern, but for some reason I have been completely incapable of making a decision for myself. So many different blocks were started and then unraveled. There was nothing wrong with them... I just didn't warm to them. Hours and hours of work, with nothing to show for it.
But I finally did it!!!!
I chose this pattern here, and made it in yellow (as requested)
My only modification to the pattern, was to make 3ch at each 'corner' instead of only 2ch as directed.
After all that stuffing around... I LOVE THE RESULT! Very simple, with just enough detail to keep it interesting. I'll definitely be using this pattern again.