I finally put the finishing touches on Anna's bag today. (Anna being my sister). She was meant to recieve this as a birthday present in December, but being so close to Christmas it went into the maybe later pile.
The pattern is a tweak on sugercube's (see links) bag, with the picture from stitch and bitch nation. To make the handles I plaited 3 strands of the yarn together and then loosly plaited them together. These I tied together and attached to a dog clip so they can be detached if wanted.
There is a dodgy close up shot of the detachable handles on the Finished Objects page- my photography skills are not that great!- sorry.
So Anna finally gets her bag- and I can cross that one off my list. 2 satisfied people all round.