This is the last post about the bag. I promise.

Since I decided this was not going to be a purse-type bag but more of a project-carrying-type bag, I wanted to make different handles.  I ended up modifying this pattern to make them a bit longer so it would be easy to carry over the shoulder. I also slip stitched the tubes around some cord to prevent them from stretching.

The making of the handles involved a bit of wrestling with yarn and hook to get some snug fits around the cord, but I am happy with the way they turned out.