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« on: October 05, 2005 09:59:37 PM »

My family thought I was a little more nuts than usual. (So you're gonna knit a bag FROM bags, Mom?) But I had to try knitting with plasting grocery bags. I used the technique at http://oma57.tripod.com/cleobag.html and just kind of winged the pattern.

I liked the way it turned out so much, I made a purse, using the same plastic bag technique.
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« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2005 10:05:21 PM »

that is really great! the original bags are nicely colored, which would really make all of the difference.  about how many plastic bags did you use per project?   by the way, you're not crazy, you're crafty like a fox.  Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2005 10:17:01 PM »

Thanks! (That's what I told 'em.) Wink

I don't know exactly how many bags I used. Around 15 I think. One plastic grocery bag makes a really long strip of "yarn" to knit with.  The yarn was just some leftover acrylic. I really liked the tweedy look of the two materials together. And all the bags were all the same color, so that really worked for the color scheme, too.


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« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2005 10:19:51 PM »

These are great!  Do you have a close up of either one? 

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« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2005 12:38:33 AM »

Dude this is so awesome,
I'm addicted to spinning plastic and other weird "free stuff" and selling it for money.
I've been spinning plastic bags+scrap wool+felted beads+cassette tape
ooo! yeh you should try knitting with plastic bags + cassette tape... that'll really freak your family out, boo yah!
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« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2005 06:32:16 AM »

That's a pretty spiffy way to reuse all those grocery bags! Normally I use them as bags for little trash cans, but I always have more bags than trash, and so have nothing to do with all the excess. I think I'll give this pattern a try sometime!

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« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2005 11:26:18 AM »

I have about 2000 bags stored up in the trunk of my car right now. I think I am going to have to start knitting with them. I think I will make some sturdy reusable grocery sacks using the two strand method. I guess I should get a ball winder. Cheesy
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