Here is my yarn. The red is a bit off thanks to the flash on my camera. The red is Cascade Eco+ and the gray is Cascade Ecological wool (same brand the colors are just given a slightly different name). This is an Aran weight yarn and rather unprocessed. It has more of a sheepy smell than I am used to and is on the scratchy side.
Here is the base of my bag. I knew this would turn out smaller than the pattern since I am using a slightly lighter yarn so I doubled the number of main color rows on the bottom and widened the base a bit.