Summer is now officially allowed to begin, because (ta-da!) I’ve finished my pool tote. And I’m thrilled with it. It’s crocheted completely of Kroger grocery bags, which is why it took a month. (I’d crochet as much as I could until running out of bags and continue after the next shopping trip.) I finished it off with polka dot ribbon in exactly the same blue as the printing on the bags.
I also finished another nifty project this weekend, but that will have to remain a secret, as certain people who have access to this blog may find one under their Christmas tree this year! I started two more projects over the past couple of days with the same restriction.
However, my newest plarn project is for my sister, at her request. I’m making a messenger bag out of bags she sent me from Virginia. (Giant grocery stores have bags in a beautiful aqua shade I can’t get here in Georgia!) There aren’t enough blue bags for a complete project, so I’m creating a striped bag that will showcase the blue nicely. I’m excited for it and am improvising it, so I’ll keep track of the pattern as I go. If it turns out well, I’ll post it here for anyone who wants to make one.