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July 10, 2007

Has she really started knitting again???

 

The last time I picked up the needles was March 2006. And I haven’t actually picked them up again yet. However, I did stay up all night on July 3, watching movies and making this big “yarn” ball out of plastic grocery bags. (I should categorize this post under “Projects for Obsessive Insomniacs.”)

Did you know that crafty people are finding all kinds of uses for plastic bags in order to save them from the landfill? Here are just a few:

Instructions for creating the plastic bag “yarn”

A knitted plastic tote bag (they use a different method for creating the yarn)

Fused plastic bag fabric

Here’s an artist who makes jewelry and lighting fixtures from recycled plastic.

Here’s an article on TreeHugger about all kinds of plastic bag DIY projects.

And finally, my friend Sharon sent me this info about a class here in the Bay Area at the Richmond Art Center that sounds like fun:

Lost and Found Recycled Basketry

Instructor: Kathleen Hubbard
In every garage lies a wealth of stuff that’s been saved for one thing or another. That something is a recycled basket. With a little imagination and a few techniques, the piles of cardboard, plastic bags, and wire can be woven into useful or artful baskets. Bring your boxes of stuff, scissors, wire cutters, a lunch and a friend and we will conquer several projects and leave with many more in mind.

Class: SU5T • Sat, Jul 28, 10 am – 4 pm
RAC Member $65 • Nonmember $75

So what am I going to knit with this ball of nontraditional yarn? Stay tuned…
 



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Wow, beth... all those plastic bags-What are you gonna do today?

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Oh, yes. I refreshed, and now the comment numbers are correct.Also, I really enjoy figuring out the distorted letters in order to post.Michael

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Oops. Sorry. Hey, even though there are two comments on this post, the box at the end of the post says "0 comments". The same thing happens on the other post on which I placed a comment. Hmm. Maybe I have to refresh or something?Do the fish have large talons?

Beth in the Fake Plastic Fish Tank
Beth in the Fake Plastic Fish Tank

You took my joke! I was planning to use it soon. But fortunately, most people probably don't know what you're talking about.Hey, did you know that if you subscribe to my blog, all your wildest dreams will come true?

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Also, what do you feed fake plastic fish? And when you feed them, do you have to yell, "Tina, EAT the FOOD!!"?Michael

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