Thursday, August 2, 2007

My hands are broken

Originally uploaded by ellaislost
This is a grocery bag. I made it in a cotton-linen blend. 160 yards later, my hands hurt and the bag was done.

I cursed out this bag's existence the entire time I made it.

Originally uploaded by ellaislost
So I casted on another grocery bag. This time made of recycled sari silk.

Jumi warned me about sari silk. I didn't listen. It's difficult to work with. It breaks. It's over-twisted. I kept knitting. I had allergic reactions to the yarn if I rubbed my eyes after working with it. I kept knitting. It hurt my hands. I kept knitting.

When I came near the end of the bag, I ran out of silk. I ripped out a couple of rows and re-knit. I ran out of silk again before I was finished.

Jumi bailed me out and gave me some of her left over silk. Bag finished.

Originally uploaded by ellaislost
More cotton linen blend. Could it be another grocery bag?

Please, someone stage an intervention.

1 comment:

jumi said...

don't you need a nice dishcloth?

This one is even geeky.

At the very least try a different mesh bag pattern.