sorry I don't know how to relabel the url so it is shorter
here is the link to the threaad of my finished cable purse/bag. it is in the What'cha knitting section mow on page 3. I agree that it is hard to notice the v's and bumps especially on the cables. I had to work the pattern backwards for about 6 rows before i could start to recognise which stitches were which. By the end I was an old pro. I never had the feel ing like the bag was going to be too short halfway through. Also, about seaming, I was terrified of seaming too. everything I have ever tried to seam turned out OK, not great. I watched the video on here about seaming. I think it is called mattress stitch. Mine turned out Wonderful! I couldn't be happier!
Your "bag" looks great so far. i thought it was fun to knit. can't wait to see the final version.