Yes, you did see correctly! That IS a boy knitting (and talking on the phone to his girlfriend back home)--he was actually REALLY good! And yes, we had two crocheters amidst our group. We had another impromptu meeting in my room.
Lining, courtesy of my mother who was watching some Bengali soap opera at the time:
Me: Mom, dearest, what are you doing?
Mom: I'm busy. Don't bother me. Find something to eat in the pantry.
Me: Uh-huh. (Run to my room, grab all of the pieces necessary. Thread a needle. Run back to my mother and hand her everything.)
Mom: Wait, what's this?
Me: Oh, I don't know.
18 minutes later, after her soap opera is done, she comes to my room, and hands me my buttoned, completely lined bag. :D I love mothers.
Here, I was out with some friends with the top I was knitting during the semester (it's actually kinda cute), and another knitted bag. Details below.
And now, I'm off to do something more productive with my life. I just finished up Hey, Teach. It fits quite nicely.