My some sort of a bag has gained progress, actually, it's done. I made it buttonhole style after all and added a ribbon and fabric corsage following this tutorial. The construction is very simple. I cast on 68 stitches using Clover size 9 needles and knit in the round until the length seems right and I made the buttonholes and knit a few more rounds and cast off. Then I stitched the bottom, blanket stitched around the buttonholes and added the embellishment. I have only 1 hank of the Himalayan recycled sari silk that Emy gave me and didn't want to worry about not having enough yarn so I kept the construction as simple as possible and just knit. Inspirations came from Kay's Buttonhole Bag, Georgia's Rag Bag and the bag on the cover of Simple Knits with a Twist. The final measurement is 30 cm x 21 cm. The ribbon across is actually orange and the fabric corsage is red, the edges are raw to create the fraying look to match with the sari silk. Here's a less blurry view.
I've sent an email to donate this bag to Crafters United for the Katrina relief. I'll post the link here when it is accepted by them and do check it out if you're interested. I'll pay for the shipping to anywhere. Added later: check out this link if you're interested in purchasing.
For those of you who like knitted bags, this pattern, Isabeau Purse, might interest you.
In other news, I got into Back-tack II! I'm so excited but am feeling a bit under pressure as my pal is a master craftster. Time to brush up on my sewing skills. I've also recently found out that crafty blogger, Candlelight Momo, is actually from Hong Kong. Hello!