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My Swift Arrived!

Note: If you have seen my review on Knitter’s Review, you have seen this post. Please wait patiently for my next bit of rambling.

Got my bag today. The handles are nice, they fit comfortably over my fat arms. I think I can even wear it on my shoulder when I’ve got a winter coat on.

There are no exterior pockets, but that is more than made up for by the two huge clear plastic pockets on the interior. I am slightly in love with these pockets. They currently contain all the stuff that normally litters the bottom of my purse–barrettes, lip gloss, notepad, pen, etc.

There is a handy key fob on the inside which I can use to snap my keys onto, so I stop losing them in the bottom of my bag (stuff being lost in the bottom of my bag is a life theme, in case you haven’t picked up on it yet).

The knit sack clips into place on another clip lower down inside the bag. If you’ve seen a sock pouch before, you’ve seen the knit sack. It’s made of a sturdier fabric than my last once, so I’m not terribly worried about a DPN breaking through. The fabric used on the knit sack is the same fabric used for the purse lining. The only complaint I currently have about the knit sack is that the tension clip needs a lot of pressure put on it to move smoothly along the cord.

I don’t know if you could fit a sweater in progress in the bag and still close it, but it it currently holding all my normal purse nonsense, a sock in progress, a hat in progress and a scarf in progress and there is no strain on the bag.

One thing I do really like is the way that it is held closed. There is a button on the front and a strap that comes from the back and has two button holes in it so you can choose between having it pretty well closed and leaving some space open at the top in case you’ve got a lot in there.

The navy color is not making me want to grab a SAD lamp, like I was afraid would happen. The kelly green color is very bright and cheerful.

I am very happy with my purchase and I can already tell I’m going to be hauling this bag around quite often. Might even need to pick one up in another colorway, someday. Too bad Tom Bihn is practical and doesn’t go for hot pink. If there was a hot pink/purple combination out there, I’d eat ramen next month so I could have it.

The bag has the Tom Bihn quality I have come to know and love. The stitching is lovely, there are no unfinished seams and I suspect that the bag will outlast pretty much anything short of nuclear attack.

Updating this to add my amusement that this has the presidential care tag on it. Not sure what I’m talking about? Go here to see the label.

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