I understand that not everyone enjoys going into the water. For example, Mr Puffy doesn't like to go into the ocean - he is more of a lounge chair kind of guy. He does enjoy walks on the beach, though, and he likes to sit on the deck and watch us in the water.
Why bag it? I began thinking about bags and felting this weekend because at the San Clemente Farmer's Market I saw some beautiful felted purses for sale. The seller was kind enough to tell me the yarn - and believe it or not - she uses Knit Picks Wool of the Andes (doubled) and US 13 needles. The purses were finished with beautiful agate stones as clasps and they had a small amount of novely yarn for some texture. The results were just stunning.
The bag above is knit with a kit from Dancing Leaf Farm and is primarily Peace Fleece with some proprietary yarns for the striping. If you are a newer knitter felting is a great first project as "felting" hides any uneven stitches and allows exploration with color and texture. I actually substituted a different pattern ~ the very cute Sophie Bag from Mag Knits which is a free online knitting magazine.