I've been busy knitting more reusable plastic shopping bags! The process was made more speedy by my figuring out that I could cut up more than one bag at the same time. Imagine the time saved by having a very sharp scissors and being able to cut as many as eight bags at a time. I also had some help. My middle son took pity on me and slip knotted the rings together for me. Wasn't he a sweetie pie!
Because of all the help I had and the large supply of plastic yarn I was able to knit a bag for Kate (my oldest son's lovely girlfriend). She saved up brown Stop & Shop and Shaws bags for me to use. I had one blue/green Walmart bag and a few yellow Best Buy bags as well. I tried for a variegated effect. Kate loves it and it has already been put to good use. She thinks it looks like a straw bag!My supply of bags is pretty much limited to the white with red and blue Market Basket bags and white with black Walmart bags. Now I have three bags to use for grocery shopping and I am currently working on a fourth. I think I have the size pretty much perfected. The very first bag I made was way too big. The temptation for the store's baggers to overfill the bag was too great and all I ended up with was a bag that was too heavy to lift. It was amazing to see all that they could fit in to that bag though :)I am working on writing up the pattern. Maia kindly gave me permission to do so. Her Baby's Got a Brand New Big Bag was my inspiration for knitting the plastic bags. I really only modified her bag slightly. Hopefully I'll have it ready soon...so if you are interested in the free pattern please check back here soon.
happy knitting :)