What do you think? It's the perfect size for all your essentials and just a bit more. A paperback even fits into it. I made a longer strap for LGJ since she tends to carry her bags with the strap crossing her chest. It's a pretty easy project and great for the ambitious beginner. Its knit in two identical pieces; stitches are picked up along the sides; then the three edges are seamed together with a three-needle bind off. The strap is super easy: just cast on whatever number stitches you need for your desired strap length and bind 'em off. I think this bag would be great as a tote too: just use heavier yarn and larger needles.
Stay tuned for the FREE pattern.