Here they are Kristina zipped and un-zipped. The darker bag is the version with the zipper. It requires a bit of sewing which I know is not everyone's cup of tea. That's why I decided to make the zipper-less Kristina too!
And here's a view of the inside so that you can see how nicely the strands become one with the fabric of the purse. I didn't bother to tack down the strand that was being carried along, I just let it float. When the bag was fellted, these strands smooshed down flat as a pancake!
Here's one last photo. I'm hoping that you can see the end pattern a little better in this one. And I always get this question, so I'll answer it in advance -- yes, those bags are standing up all by themselves with nothing in them and nothing supporting them. I credit that to good blocking. Boss those felted bags around!
Kristina will be available at ThreadBear and other fine Knitting shops around the country starting in about 1 1/2 - 2 weeks. I'll post more info as I finish writing up the pattern and send it off to the printer!