So, it was lovely to do a project where you are actually *supposed* to knit the thing huge to start with. And then, in this case, bung it in the washing machine on a hot cycle (another woolly disaster area we know all too well) and shrink the thing down to something manageable.
Here is a pic of the complete bag:
Here is a pic post-wash. Count the bricks!
And here is a gratuitous picture of Mir, requested following previous mention. I told you she poses shamelessly for the camera.