Can you tell what it is? You should be able to guess that it's a bag. But it's also a bag that's made to look like the 4th Doctor's scarf from Doctor Who. It's knit in Knitpicks Wool of the Andes Worsted in the colors
I believe the my friend was happy with it- she hasn't said otherwise- and though I didn't get the colors exactly right, I think it's recognizable (to die-hard Whovians, at any rate).
Onto the second bag: yesterday I took out my mom's sewing machine and played around with some material, following the instructions from a fellow Raveler. Within a couple of hours, I had a drawstring project bag which I am quite delighted with:
It is by no means mistake-free, but I'm delighted to have ventured into this area of crafting. (Not that I haven't sewn before- I did take a quilting class back in the 4th grade.) I'd like to buy a couple of fat quarters next time I'm in a fabric shop so I can make a bag whenever inspiration strikes. For the drawstrings I used some scraps of Blue Sky Alpacas Skinny Dyed Cotton crocheted into a long chain.
P.s. I finished my sweater! Pics to follow tomorrow!