If I sound surprised, it's because I start a lot of things, invest in all the right gear, and don't finish a whole lot (see Procrastination :P).
But last night I finished the crocheted item I was working on - and for those who thought it was a shopping bag/ market bag/ string bag - you're absolutely right!
I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out, considering I'm a bit of a novice at the yarn arts. Just for the record, the yarn is Panda Regal 4 ply cotton, Col. no. R12, and the bag was based on a pattern from CanadianLiving.com with more rows because I only had a 3mm hook instead of the 4mm the pattern called for, and an extra row of edging because the pattern edge didn't look like 'enough' to me.
So there you go - and I might just dig out some of the other UFOs to finish ...