Crochet bag swap part 2

As I mentioned in a previous post, the Kiwi crochet group I'm part of recently participated in a bag swap. Several of us (about 48 from memory) made a project bag (big enough to hold at least 4x100g balls of yarn) and then swapped them with another group member (one member used a random team generator to decide on the swaps). I sent my Kowhai crochet bag down to the South Island and in return I got a lovely shoulder bag from my bag swap partner. She said that she used the Malia bag pattern so I immediately realised it was likely to be a pattern by Rebecca Langford from Yarn and Chai (formerly called Little Monkeys Crochet). One of the CAL's I participated in back in 2015 was a Little Monkeys Crochet CAL to make a Wildflower shoulder bag. I really enjoyed her pattern and the CAL so I can well imagine that the Malia shoulder bag CAL was equally as much fun for my bag swap partner.

Anyway, my bag swap partner included a few extra goodies in the bag so I thought I'd share a photo of the lovely bag and goodies:

3/4 of the balls of yarn are 12 ply (aran weight) and the other (the red) is DK weight. I don't usually use 12 ply but I'm looking forward to creating something fun with it. I think the fawn colour might be close to the colour I used to create some crochet dolls with so that might already have been earmarked for a project...

I really love this bag and have been using it to put some projects in when I'm not taking one of my other project bags (more on my other bags at a later date).

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