I love felted bags and wanted to make a bag with a wider strap. Then I saw the suede type yarn and decided that it would be just perfect for some western style decoration on a bag I was designing. It is just the right size...not too big, not too small. And the pocket is perfect for those little notes we all seem to carry around...or your cell phone.
Gauge is not really important as the bag will be felted and shrunk. All your little errors and connections will just disappear in the felting process.
I have been crafting for a REALLY long time. Besides knitting I really like making jewelry. I do metal etching, faceting, silversmithing, lampworking and lapidary. I also weave, sew and scrapbook! Love to read. Hate housework!!!