Although I love the way the bag turned out, I'm not crazy about the yarn I used: Boku by Plymouth Yarn. The yarn broke numerous times making me leary of how well it would hold up as a purse (knowing I cram so much into my bag). What to do??? I decided to felt it.
It turned out fabulous! I'm not sure what I'm going to use it for but I know I'll knit this stitch and pattern again.
Personal to sis: Enjoy your Alaskan cruise!