Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Grumble, grumble, grouse, growl . . .
I finally reached the top of the string bag and I can't help but notice how enormous this bag seems. It is only now that I realize the pattern called for a F hook (3.75mm) but I've been using an H hook (5.oomm). D'oh! And this, my friends, is why you should always check you gauge.
But I'll be damned if I'm going to rip it out and start over. I'll just call it a beach bag instead of a market bag and pretend I meant to make it big enough to hold a Buick.
By now, my entire left hand has turned green from the dye in this yarn. Luckily it washes off easily. This colorway is a bit obnoxious in a dense fabric, but the loops actually look kind of pretty. They remind me of goldfish scales. I'll post pics when I finally complete the handles.