View Full Version : Earth Day ideas using knitting

04-12-2007, 10:38 PM
My assistant principal has asked me to put together an Earth Day program for our k-6. I'm almost finished with the power point on the history, etc. but I need some demos. I want to use plastic bags cut into strips and knit something small (maybe square coasters). Should I use a certain type of needle? Plastic is not that easy to work with. I'm also thinking of using strips of material. This is just 2 of my ideas (I want to show off my knitting). Any ideas will be appreciated and needle recommdations really appreciated.

04-12-2007, 11:00 PM
I recently saw this (http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/cr_needle_arts/article/0,2025,DIY_13768_3059465,00.html) on knitty gritty.

04-12-2007, 11:11 PM
Here's one using crochet - http://www.marloscrochetcorner.com/Plastic%20Bag%20tote.html

You could use the same technique and needle size and try out a coaster if you don't want to do something as big as a tote.

Good luck!