Wink of A Creative Being was hosting a CAL...what is that you ask? It is short for Crochet-A-Long. It is where a group comes together (via the web) and makes an item from the same pattern :D I joined the Ravelry group and was so excited to make my bag along with other crocheters :)
I was even asking questions of the other participates...it was fun. But then I got to the end of the pattern and tried to use metal rings as she did, I didn't like the way it came out...so I unraveled a bit and just used holes like she explained we could do...I mean this isn't a contest to see who can make it exactly like she did...it is just a guide, but she did recommend you could skip the metal rings :)
Then I couldn't find rope or handles that I liked so I ended up braiding yarn for the rope and crocheting my own handles.
It is very Neapolitan ice cream :)