I can't remember the exact date I started this project, but my guess is late 2004. Here is the Chinese Charm bag sans the charm that I have had in my stash for far too long. The knitting was finished years ago, but the lining just couldn't find its way into the bag. No matter how hard I tried, I just couldn't motivate myself to put my knitting through my sewing machine. Saturday morning I decided to just go for it, at this point it really doesn't matter if I ruin the bag. The sewing part only took about 10 minutes and most of that time was spent waiting for the iron to heat up. The bag came out really nice and I am just glad to have it done so that I can move on with my life.
The pattern is from Stitch n' Bitch and the yarn is from South West Trading Company and it is the Phoenix 100% soysilk in purplexed. The bag uses two balls and there is just under half of the second ball remaining. Ribbon yarns are a funny thing, on the ball they don't appeal to me at all, but I love the way they look all knitted up.