I haven't obtained a second job yet, but I'm still holding my hopes up for an eclectic shop called Acme. I've even talked with people at the museum I work at. I'm sure that if I can't find a job elsewhere, the museum will give me even more hours outside of my weekend position. In between waiting for calls from potential employers I ride Ole Clementine everywhere, cook homemade healthy meals for myself, and craft.
I have been sewing but my sewing machine was being a bully today, so I decided to take a break from it and tackle a project that I've been meaning to start. I have been crocheting with.....Plarn! Plastic yarn made out of plastic grocery bags.
I made a grapefruit sized ball of plarn with 15 bags or so. I sort of lost count as I was cutting the bags into pieces. Like I mentioned, I've been wanting to try this project out, but what does one do with all that plarn? Well, how about a plarn rug for the kitchen that can sit in front of the sink? Perfect, I say!
So I stitched 55 chains, and double crocheted four rows before I ran out of plarn. Sigh. Now it has to be put on hold until some friends or my family visits me and brings me more grocery sacks. It's not hard at all to make plarn, and there's even a video tutorial to show you how to make it.
I posted this video back in October when I first started learning how to crochet. It's easy to make the plarn, but actually crocheting it is a little tricky. USE A BIG CROCHET NEEDLE. I only have two and I managed okay with my size K needle.
Are there any new projects you plan to take on or already started? Do you think you would try the plarn route?