I'm admitting defeat on the current version of the cassette tape knitting experiment. Tape is weird. For the most part it's pretty strong, but sometimes it just randomly breaks. And when it randomly breaks your only fix is to tie the two ends together. Which is a real pain when you don't have any ends to use for tying.
Sometimes it breaks right after you've finished a stitch, so you can make an end with the loose tape, but sometimes it breaks a row or so later. And then you're just trying to patch it together so the piece isn't ruined.
Well, the piece broke a few too many times for my liking, so I'm scrapping it and starting over. I'd like to thank the following tapes that gave their lives to the project thus far, and will never be part of the glory of a finished bag:
- Camper Van Beethoven, II and III
- Frente!, Marvin the Album
- New Model Army, Thunder and Consolation
- Dynamite Hack, Superfast
I'm going to try again, this time double-stranding, which I'm hoping will add enough strength that the breakage won't be an issue anymore. I may consider twisting the strands together as I go.
But first I'm going to take a bit of a break from this project. I've got some cotton left over from the baby hats, and I'm going to make a dishrag or two. Because there's not much more that I can do with what's left over, without buying more.
Then I may do something else, or may jump back into the tape project. It's only temporary defeat, I shall return.