Not to mention the strap is ridiculously long. Well, the bag itself is pretty big. Maybe the strap is made for a taller person? I am pretty short after all. It's also possible I made an error when calculating my measurements. Anyway, as you can see she is quite a bit smaller, at least heigth wise, than before felting.
The loops at the top are meant to be used with a scarf or handkerchief of some sort. Not only adding some aesthetic value, it helps to hold the purse closed. The cool thing about this is you can change the look just by adding a different color scarf.
OK, maybe these scarves don't exactly model the whole idea of attaining a different look, but you get the idea. Obviously, I still need to block this baby. But I wanted to post some photos before I forgot. Errrr, actually I did forget, hehe, but thankfully Candsmom reminded me. :)
I have to say, I'm a little disappointed with this pattern. Honeslty I don't think it's the pattern, I think I've done something wrong. Next time I make it, I'm not going to use the 10's (or was it 10.5?)...I'm going to use 8's. I think that'll bring it down to my size. And definitely a shorter strap.
The only other thing I really don't like is how felted yarn attracts every tiny speck of dust. And you all know I live in a house of 2 cats with fur everywhere. Thankfully, Zoe's hair blends right in. Argh Simba, argh!!