Monday, October 31, 2016

Plarn Tote Bag and More

Wow, it's been a month since I last posted! I've been busy crocheting of course. I started working with plarn and love it. Yes, I said plarn, it's plastic yarn and I made it out of grocery bags that I've been saving up. It's SO easy to make, I just cut the plastic bag like I do for t-shirt yarn and it makes a continuous strip of "plarn".  Here's a photo of my tote bag hanging up.



 A photo of it on the floor.



I think the 2nd photo shows the colors better. I crocheted it in a half-double stitch.  There are 2 handles on the tote. When I ran out of "plarn" I just cut some more bags and tied the plarn together with a knot, hiding the knot as I crochteted. I can't wait to take my new bag on my next shopping trip.

I've also been working on several projects as I worked on the tote bag. I usually have several projects in the works so that when I get bored working on one I pick up another and work on it. I have been working on a Christmas afghan. There's still alot of work to be done on this but I do hope that I get it done before Christmas. Here's a photo of it in my yarn basket.



The red looks a little washed out in the light, I think the metallic thread plays with it as well.

I'm also working on a cotton kitchen towel to hang on my stove door. This one is more fall looking colors than the one I previously made. Of course I'll have to make a Christmas colored one as well.



Well that's it for now. Back to crocheting! Have a safe & happy Halloween!!


Until next time!
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