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brooksteen
05-24-2006, 11:28 AM
Yes I used the Blue and white GAP bags which I accumulated over the years of shopping to make a basket for my knitting.
I cut the bag into strips and used the strips to knit with.

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Toast King
05-24-2006, 11:32 AM
Very clever! I've wondered about using plastic bag strips too, but couldn't think of what to make - what a great idea! :happydance:

Jan in CA
05-24-2006, 11:38 AM
That's very clever and looks great! I can't imagine the size bag I'd need to hold all my yarn though! :shock:

IndianPrincessSIP
05-24-2006, 11:45 AM
Talk about ingenuity!
ok How wide were the strips? Did you think of doing this yourself? How many bags do you think (approximately) it took? Did you make up the pattern, if not do you have a link? It's awful cute. Is it sturdy?


I think you should call the bag....'The Ultimate Recycler'

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rebecca
05-24-2006, 11:57 AM
:D Love your bag....very ingenious :thumbsup:
IP, you can find a pattern & some info on using plastic strips here (http://www.diynet.com/diy/cr_needle_arts/article/0,2025,DIY_13768_3059465,00.html).

CarmenIbanez
05-24-2006, 11:58 AM
VERY cool. I love it!

IndianPrincessSIP
05-24-2006, 12:06 PM
Thank you Rebecca. I never would have thought of cutting the strips around and around like peeling an apple. :D

knitaddict
05-24-2006, 02:15 PM
I love that! I made a small bag to carry my WIP's with me using grocery bags and white yarn. I found instructions for cutting the bags HERE (http://oma57.tripod.com/cleobag.html)

sara_jayne
05-24-2006, 02:30 PM
What a great idea!

spooky
05-25-2006, 09:57 AM
Way too COOL !!!!!!!

Danielle
05-25-2006, 10:44 AM
Great job! :thumbsup:

AmandaC
05-26-2006, 10:07 AM
I have soooo many plastic bags you would not believe it - I'm going to do this too - Great idea :thumbsup:

margie
05-26-2006, 10:41 AM
I attended a knitting get-together this week, and one of the things they talked about was "recycled knitting"- there was a bag there made of Wal-mart bags! I tried doing a little bit of it after I got home, and found it suprisingly difficult. I think I just wasn't patient enough. What size needles did you use?

knitaddict
05-26-2006, 12:47 PM
I used size 11's on my bag.

Nimmie
05-26-2006, 04:40 PM
People who recycle are cool!! That's an awesome idea!

Amber
05-26-2006, 10:53 PM
That is really neat -- what a clever idea!