Hi, spenser. It's great you're getting started on a bag. We love seeing what people are working on so if you want to post photos, do.
This is an old thread and if you need to ask a question or something, it would be best to start a new one. Happy knitting!
Cheating is an option. . . . Cheaters never win and winners never cheat, but smart knitters who want to retain an iota of sanity do, cheerfully. ~~Kory Stamper