Rather than work on the veritable Augean stables that is my Christmas knitting list, last night I attacked this:
to make this (cheers):
I've had this bag for years and loved everything about it except for the minor inconvenience that it had been completely unusable from about 6 months after purchase. Its poorly designed and constructed handles collapsed under the huge weight of a lunch I was carrying! Various attempts to push them back together being thwarted when carrying even a feather in it, it has lurked unused for several years. When I saw some recycled Sari silk online I knew I had found the answer to the handle issue and so when I saw Sanskrit at Artfibers I pounced on it and after rather more brutal destruction than I realised would be required (the second handle was of course the best held together handle ever seen) and the removal of the velcro closing I now have a travelling bag for the several projects that must be finished by the 27th. (Last phrase said in a high pitched hysterical voice while gathering wool and needles together with a wild look in my eyes).
On that note I'd better sign off. Merry Christmas!