That's what I'm doing, per the modifications in the blog linked in the original post. I'm not sure how tall I'm going to make mine, though. I don't think my yarn would hold up well for the way I treat my bags, so it's sort of practice at this point.
Fear the Sock Monster! RAWR!
The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself. ~Friedrich Nietzsche Double Pointed - a knitting blog
I finished the body of the bag and one handle. Will do the other handle, before I attempt seaming it together. I was using #13 needles for the bag and wanted to use something smaller for the handle. I'm at my parents house tonight and forgot to bring more needles. The best I could dig up here was a size 6. Maybe knitting the handles at a much tighter gauge is not a bad idea. I'll keep you posted!
I am going to have to study the Turkish Cast On. I finished my bag yesterday. The seaming was interesting, and I hope it holds! I made the smaller version with two handles. I think it turned out really cute! I'll have to load it up later and take some pics.
A quick trip to Whole Foods and the bag held: a couple of pounds of meat, two dozen eggs, six-pack of ginger ale and some crackers. It was really heavy and I held my breath as I lifted it out of the cart. It stretched a lot, but did not give signs of breaking! Glad I went with short handles.