Trying to knit complicated cricket sweaters last year gave me a major headache and another WIP in my knitting cupboard. This year I'm on the look out for quick and easy. I've only been able to crochet since last summer so producing something like this is pretty pleasing.
It's the Bobble Purse from 'I Love Crochet' by Rachel Hendersen and Sarah Hazell. I used wool I already had and handles that were a gift. It only took an evening to make and assemble. I used Wendy Serenity Superchunky on a 12mm crochet hook.