I've been playing with the crochet thread a lot lately, and the focus has been soap bags. I had to adapt the pattern I used before to accommodate the local soapmakers' larger sized bars, but I think I'll keep this pattern to myself for a while as they have expressed an interest in selling my soapbags.
First, the original soapbag next to my first adaptation:
|size-adapted on left, original on right|
|Soapbag in UK blue with the beer soap|
So now I need to get the soap in the "right" color soap bag to son, who is having a great time as a college freshman 200 miles away from home. I'm starting to miss him, although I am glad he sounds so positive and excited about this new phase in his life.