It's May! It's May! The lusty month of May!
Okay so maybe May isn't exactly lustful for you. For most of us, May is time to work outside, plant flowers, and enjoy the longer days with more sunshine. May is *not* the time when I want to sit working on a big ole heavy sweater or afghan.
Spring is full force in May; have you finished your spring cleaning? During your organizing and straightening, how many plastic bags did you come across? Ten? Maybe 50? Even 100? Do you hoard them in drawers, cabinets, boxes--even other bags--with the intention of recycling them? Let's be honest with ourselves---we're NEVER going to use all those bags! So let's turn them into something *useful* so they aren't cluttering up our homes and taking up space in landfills.
Your challenge for May is to knit with plastic bags!
This challenge is eco-friendly *and* the best part is that it's virtually FREE!!!! Yes, it's Free! If you are one of those wierdos who doesn't have an abundant supply of bags, you can go into walmart and they will GIVE them to you. (seriously.... I did this and they said "it's walmart you can have anything you want!)
On Knitty Gritty, there was a show about using plastic bags to knit a cute little bag; this is the project I am suggesting. The website for the show is here
, and it shows pictures of the construction. It's very easy--you cut the bags into strips (spiral-like), knot them together, wind into a ball, and start knitting.
Experiment with different colors... you can go totally random, or put all the same colors together for a striped effect, whatever you want. And, yes, you want the knots to show!
Maybe you have a LOT of bags. Seriously a lot. Or maybe you're just not into making a kitchy purse. If this is you, your project is to go all out and knit this
Let us know how it turns out.
Happy Knitting! xxx