Thank you for the comments on the bag.
I knitted another bag in the past, for the same daughter, and did not reinforce it. Big mistake. That's why I tried to do better this time.
I too thought it would take ages to knit. But how can you refuse a daughter's request? The nice surprise was that it is crochet, not knit. And bullions are quicker done with a crochet :-)
For the shape, style and color, Alexandrine Rohart is the one to congratulate.
I'm still in a knitting fever, hence going to a knitting tea party in Marseille yesterday. If I can manage driving in Marseille, parking in the busy streets is out of my scope. I decided to play is easy, and to park my car at the entry of Marseille. As the weather was sunny and mild, I walked to the tea room instead of taking the metro. A good opportunity to see streets I never go through.
Here are some pictures.
It was started in 1784 to honour the King Louis XIV. The project was abandonned during the French Revolution, then the Napoleon era. It was resumed in 1823, to honour the royal family and French victories in general. It is now in the center of a very crowded and exotic quarter, with heavy traffic, that undergoes a major renovation right now.