Wednesday, 12 October 2011

The ugly bag. Really ugly.

Good afternoon ladies.  I've just finished my lunch of carrot sticks, houmous, ryvita and cottage cheese and now I'm stuffed and want to go to sleep.  All I want to do recently is sleep.  I blame the yeast. 

I finally have a finished project!  I started this ages ago and showed you it as a WIP, but I didn't like the pattern I was following and it didn't make sense in places, so I ripped it all out and started again with a different pattern.  This one here.  Wow, that was a pain to find.  I really hate what they've done to Delicious.  They've changed it from a great place to store bookmarks which are searchable by loads of different tabs, to a place of frustration where they seem to have hidden most of your links and instead are offering you strangers' links to peruse?!?  I'm slowly moving the links over to Pinterest, but I've got several thousand.  Also, I'm not sure if you can search by tag on Pinterest as I don't like to give links just one category.

Anyway, shut up Wendy.  Show them the shopping bag. 

That's crap picture number one.  I had a right job trying to get this to look right whilst photographing it.  I used the 2 balls of crochet cotton I'd picked up at a charity shop, they ran out just before the top, hence the garish silver band and handles from a sparkly yarn given to me by my mum which was of approximately the same weight. 

And there's crap picture number two.  You now all know I live in a "stop thief - our property is watermarked" area.  I hate the colours of this bag, it's gross, BUT, it's for putting cabbages and bananas in, not for hanging on the wall and admiring so it doesn't actually matter.  And it cost me 50p to make.  It looks pretty small, I'm hoping it will stretch as I won't get many brussel sprouts in it if it doesn't.  I did mean to take it shopping on Monday to try it out but I forgot it.  I blame that on the yeast too.

P.S.  I went back into my dashboard after posting this and I've lost a follower.  What did I say?  Was it the yeast thing?  She must have been a massive yeast-fan.  Sorry to other yeast-lovers out there, nothing personal.


Kandi said...

That bag must have taken ages, I have a similar pattern to attempt in string but I've put it off for ages now. I have a similar bought version and it stretches really well you will be suprised how much it will hold.
Sorry to hear about work arses, there are some where I work too!
I'm not a yeast fan either but still a follower ;0)
Kandi x

Nancy Lee said...

Maybe the ex-follower hit the wrong button? Soon, the work arses will be just bad memories. Ditto the yeast...
Your lunch sounds really healthful though, so maybe it is one of those blessings in disguise we hear so much about. The bag is just pretty enough for Brussels sprouts. Hugs!

Sandra :) said...

Yep yep yep - that bag is definitely suitable for brussels sprouts, LOL!!

The Dotty One said...

I don't think the bag is that bad!! It is really annoying when you spend ages making something that you aren't sure about at the end though isn't it?
I know someone who made a similar bag and found it stretched loads and pretty much accomodated whatever she put in it so hopefully yours will be the same.

Hope the new diet is making you feel better - doesn't sound much fun! I've always found that middle aged men are the worst gossips in offices too! Ignore them and let it wash over you.

PS. Am still following!

Stephanie said...

Maybe they just changed the way that they follow. i.e. dropped the google account and switched to a reader. I wouldn't worry to much about that. You can't make everyone happy all the time. :)

Sarah said...

I had to go yeast free for a while a couple of years ago (I had to go dairy and artificial colouring free at the same time, wasnt a lot left that I could eat) . . . I still have nightmares about yeastfree bread

Won't it be nice to be out of that job!

Stitchin' time said...

I've been procrastinating on making one of these I have a pattern for. Yours will look great with green cabbages and brussels sprouts in it!

Threeundertwo said...

After you use that bag a dozen times you'll be so glad you made it! Shopping bags that crumple up small are so useful. Congratulations on the finish. (come and link up to my blog on Friday!)

Joysze said...

Yanno, I don't believe your titles anymore!! That bag is so cute!! :D