I worked on this project for weeks without lifting my head. And my hands regretted it. Crocheting with cotton is very different from knitting with cotton. Or knitting at all. Add to that the fact that this bag uses two strands throughout. It was simple but heavy and hard-slogging.
Now what to do with it. It is so heavy on its own that I cannot imagine putting anything heavy into it. Yet it is so sturdy that it would be silly to load it with light-weight items.
I might make this again with single strand yarn.
Or I might just hit myself in the head with a hammer until I get over it.