Or more correctly the theory that string would be a good idea to use to crochet shopping bags?
I made this bag ages ago however it is still technically a UFO.
Even this end bit of string attests to it's unfinished status.
I always had plans of crocheting a drawstring for the top to keep things from falling out. But I couldn't find the rest of the string.
This string right here, which obviously I eventually found.
But not before this nasty black stuff happened. I had this bag hanging on the laundry door handle....
....for a very looooong time. Long enough that the oil from internal workings of the door handle has been soaked up by the jute twine and begun to wear away at it.
The safety pins were added simply because it seemed like a handy spot to put them one day when they showed up in the laundry.
I guess I should try to finish this bag. That means undoing the shoulder strap. And in case you're wondering jute is very scratchy and I would not recommend using it for a string bag. Go for cotton string instead.