I've been trying to find a yarn that is strong enough to make a bag that will hold it's shape, but will end up being reasonably light weight. I have been working with the Hooked t-shirt yarn, but was finding the resulting bag was far too heavy. I'd be doing a work out every time I picked it up ... and that's before I filled it with my handbag rubbish! Then I then saw some bags made from chording on the internet and thought ... that's the yarn for me!
Luckily for me, my local yarn shop (www.sconch.com) has just started stocking Bobbiny. I had already identified this as a yarn I wanted to try and with a brilliant price, it would be rude not to try it!
The band said to use a 5mm hook. I actually found I couldn't work with that and ended up using a 7mm hook. I also had to change the way I held my hook. Rather than holding it like cutlery, I had to use more of a "holding a screwdriver" method! This made it easier to pull loops through and saved rubbing on my hand.
The bag took less than one large skein (100m length) and I'm chuffed with the result. It needs some tweaking; the handle is a bit bulky and I need some adornment (not decided what yet) on the front (maybe?). I might also invest in a long leather strap, as I like wearing my bags cross-body.
What do you think?