A couple of years ago I made a messenger bag from No. 18 nylon thread. I’ve carried it to work every day since, and it hasn’t shown a bit of wear or stretch. When the apocalypse comes, it will just be the cockroaches and my bag left wandering the earth.
Sadly, working with the stuff probably took a year off my hands. The hardiness of the thread also means it won’t stretch the way most yarn does, so it took a lot of force to work every stitch. By the time I finished the bag, I was having trouble typing.
I swore I’d never work with the stuff again.
Recently, for reasons I can’t quite explain, I decided to give it one more shot. I bought up three spools and made myself a satchel.
I shall call it… the Crazy Bag.
I needed a good carry-around bag that is slightly less massive than the messenger bag. Since I was already ad-libbing, I took the opportunity to finally work out the zig-zag pattern that had eluded me for the last two years.
The best part is, I can still move all my fingers!
Merry Christmas to me!