Well, when I sent Debby a copy of our newsletter (with pictures), it never occurred to me that she might use the one of me wearing the Baa'ad Bag as a hat. So, now that the picture is out and about in the world, I thought it only fair to show the Baa'ad Bag in all its multicolored mischief. Please remember I am not responsible for computer monitors kvetching.
I started by casting on for a centered motif on the bottom of the bag. I knit a square in the round. Then I knit a triangle on each side, which doubled the area of the square.
Near the top I worked a section side to side and then joined it together to create a tube for the drawstring. I still cannot quite figure out what I did. That's frustrating! You can see part of this welt in the picture above -- it is the twisty cable-like pink horizontal element. I love how it looks like a horizontal cable!
I have a lot of respect for people who can just add-on and make things up as they go. I usually spend time creating an overall design and plan. If I ever try this sort of thing again, I like to think I know better now.