Thursday, June 21, 2007


So a few days ago I took down my profile which included a reference to me having a computer and too much time on my hands. I didn't think it was a particularly accurate description. Apparently I was very wrong- I spent the evening browsing different 'green' blogs (GreenPa and CrunchyChicken, for example) and found a cool pattern for knitting a bag with plastic bags. Since I happened to be sitting on the couch with scissors, a plastic bag and a crochet hook, I had to try it. Now I have a square of crocheted plastic, and, I'm hooked! (punny ;) ) Seriously though, its not much harder than yarn, and if my hook/needles were wood I bet it would be the same. The square I have is flexible, a funky texture and is super durable (especially compared to the bag I made it from- already had several holes!). It has holes, so it wouldn't contain water, but no worries if it got wet, and clearly quite stain proof. The writing on the original bag promises to make an interesting design, as would alternating different color plastics. Cutting directions here.

Now I have 3 crochet projects going on at once. And I start camp Saturday. The blanket's scraggly ends are waiting until a chilly night in the new apartment (somewhere...). I may bring the pillow along to alternate with the new form, so I'm not the crazy girl who makes plastic bags with plastic bags. Maybe the other RA/TA's will be developing eco-friendly dwellers like myself.

I made pumpkin muffins today. Tomorrow I will have a muffin for breakfast and be reminded of MHC.

Now, time to poke at my plastic square- its squishy!

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