But then I got to thinking that since this is going to take a while, and since I have not long finished a big blanket project, it would be nice to work on something smaller that I could complete quickly.
Over on Instagram I read about these Fat Bottomed Bags that were basically just a big granny square. The square is gathered at the sides, top and bottom and the bag is embellised.
Everyone was using this pattern here, in memory of crochet blogger Wink who very sadly lost her personal battle with depression last month.
There were so many variations of the bag going around. Some of them very colourful and with lots of embellishments and others more simple.
Since my one was going to be for myself, and since I'm not really fancy or into lots of fussy trimmings, I knew I wanted to keep mine neutral and quite simple.
And here it is...
It took me a week to complete, but that wasn't with me working on it every evening, and I'm pretty sure that if you don't have quite as many distractions as I do then you could easily complete it in a few days.
I was able to buy all the supplies I needed for it from two local shops on the island - a wool shop and a craft shop. The sparkly button in the flower was one that I found in my mum's sewing basket.
I love the vintage feel of the lining - which is actually very shoddily hand sewn on as I couldn't find any pins in my mum's afore mentioned sewing basket, and so I was stitching it on as best as I could while trying to also hold the rest to the shape of the stretchy crochet below!
One change I did make to the pattern was the sides, which according to the pattern were left open. I wanted to make mine more secure and so stitched up the sides.