I just plain gave up on the brickyard bag - for now. I did learn a lot - mostly what not to do - but learning is learning. I'll post more on that after the ughhh factor has worn off a bit. I had such high hopes for that design.
But now on to a happy design result. The May challenge for project yarnway on Ravelry is to design a project to teach a new technique - and the technique has to be something you've never done yourself. I had been noodling around the idea of a reusable dust cover for my dust wand since my February one small change commitment. I love it when I can finagle two challenges with a single effort. Anyway, I kept thinking about using a double knit process - two sided fabric knit at the same time, with a loop stitch on the front, and some kind of pocket on the back to stick the prongs of the wand holder thingy through. Never tried the loop stitch or double knitting before, and the duster cover is small and less stressful than the Brickyard bag (lesson 1 learned). And it's a dust rag for heaven's sake - how much less stressful can you get.
Here's what I came up with: