Here is the bag all hooked. Despite the amazing weather the last few days, I managed to get in an hour each day and it went quickly. The second side was a breeze, since I followed the colour placement from the first side. And that was indeed the trickiest part.
I decided not to do the flap, which is one of the many options Jennifer gives you in the pattern - have seen her bags with and without the flap, and since the buckle is very wide and keeps the bag well closed, I am happy without it. So much easier to grab things from the bag without having to move the buckle and the flap out of the way first.
Now comes the assembly. I have put together two other bags, so this shouldn't be that much more challenging. And Jenn's instructions are very detailed to help me along.
I hope to keep up the momentum, but there will be an interruption this week - a little mat for a special celebration. But it shouldn't take long.
I will share progress on both next week.