I started this bag pattern around the Christmas holiday but finishing it up got put on hold for various reasons. I modified the pattern roughly from this fair-isle felted tote pattern I found in Ravelry and changed the side pattern to strips like another bag pattern I saw that I really liked. The shadow pattern came from my Mosiac Knitting book. I liked how Lion Brand "Fisherman" yarn felted up so I used it again for this bag.
The sides are a little poochy, a result, no doubt of not carrying the yarn as tightly as I did for the patterned sides. I was hoping that when it felted it would all come out about the same size.
I used a large post office cardboard box as a mold - it seemed to be the perfect size. This box has had two feltings molded on it and is about shot.
And the final product - I'm very happy with how it turned out.