We probably have a half-dozen different varieties of iris -- most came with the house and some we were given. I don't think we've ever purchased any, at least not from a nursery. I can't pick a favorite -- there are things I like about each one -- it's the daintiness of the blue flag, the veined maroon and golden yellow color combo of the other.
Except for weaving in some ends, I've finished the crocheting/knitting portion of the Larger Than Life Bag!
Because of the way I picked up the stitches on the first side -- from the wrong side so that the single crochet stitch made a little ridge (or corner) -- the only way I could think to join the two and have the same ridge stitch/corner was to also pick up stitches along the second side, and then three-needle it all together. I did one side at a time, as I was flyin' a little bit blind, but it was worth the fiddlin' (and a little bit of rippin') because I love how it turned out.
I'll be able to fire up the sewing machine! My goal for this four-day weekend, at minimum, is to have this bag all finished!!