I of course couldn't leave this big knit wonderland empty handed, so I treated myself to a big crochet kit which consisted a huge wooden crochet hook and 2 balls of yarn. (I've put my usual crochet hook in the picture for scale, this hook is a monster!)
I say yarn... but actually these are balls of woolen fabric strips which are the off cutts from the British woolen industry, so basically I'm helping the environment and being a fantastic recycler by making myself a new handbag....
The crochet hook is about 40cm long so not really something suitable for the train commute, but with the size of the hook and yarn this really does develop really quickly.
And so the finished article, I'm loving it. Just need to find some suitably fabulous fabric to line the bag and then you will be able to see me flaunting my handywork on the shopping streets of London