I'm a little nervous typing this as I don't want to jinx anything but I spent the weekend knitting with mohair for the Australian Bag-Lady swap and my hands are still free of hives, rashes and eczema. I will post a picture when I have a chance - our internet connection is a little dodgey this week due to a husband who shall remain nameless somehow managing exceed our very generous download usage allowance for January; as punishment our ISP has throttled our broadband connection to dial-up speed until 7 February (I still prefer this option to that of ISPs like Bigpond who instead charge an astronomical rate for excess downloads). So things are slow around here.
Minus the rashes, I can now appreciate why I bought this pink and purple mohair in the first place. It is a truly gorgeous colour. But it sheds like anything!
I'm making up the pattern as I go along. My swapee has limited mobility and has requested a bag that can be slung across her shoulder and worn below her hip. So I figured a messenger-bag style would be the best way to go. If it works, I'll post a pattern.
I'm in two minds about the strap. The easiest thing is just to knit a long garter-strip and hope it felts to the right length - and I'm not even sure what the right length would be! I'd love to do a long strap that is adjustable in length and have been busy studying my bra straps to see how they work. But can I trust myself to visit Cleggs or Lincraft for a buckle and ring without buying any more yarn?