I had hoped that a practically perfect weekend would result in a finished (but slightly smaller) practically perfect granny square bag, but as usually happens with weekends — practically perfect or otherwise — time slipped away from me, and while I did make progress, it fell short of a finished bag.
It started Friday when I decided that the yellow at the center of one of the eight-round squares was not exactly right. I frogged rounds eight, seven, six, and five, and then started with fresh rounds one, two, three, and four, because I really like the way rounds 1 through 4 looked, just not with rounds 5 through 8.
When I finally had that done to my satisfaction, I began work on the two-round granny squares I would need for the combination strap and edging, and by the time the weekend was coming to a close, I had these thirteen (of thirty needed for the finished piece) two-round granny squares done:
as well as fifteen (of sixteen needed for the body of the bag) four-round granny squares:
and is evident from the above photos, there are somewhere in the neighborhood of 200 ends to be woven in.
I don’t suppose there will ever be a weekend long enough to accommodate all of my crochet dreams, but each day, each hour, and each minute allow me to move one step closer.