My friend got his gift, and loved it (yay!). Here’s some pics so you can admire my handiwork.
The Knitting Bag — note the groovy handles.
A close up of the fabric (it’s sturdy, natural fabric — a woven cotton I think). Upholstery weight and doubled so it should hold up to years of being stuffed with projects.
Finally, a close up of the interior pocket. It runs the length of the side, and should hold needles very well.