Friday, May 06, 2011

Mesh Bag

I'm not really all that green. I know, controversial. I do what I can, but I don't go very far out of my way (hey, gas is expensive). We reuse, but we've been doing that since before it was cool. We shop at thrift stores & yard sales, and have for a very long time.

(See my pup in the background? Isn't he a cutie?)

Reusable shopping bags are not something I've ever bought. I try to avoid purchasing things made outside the USA. I like to support our economy. All of the ones I've looked at have come from elsewhere. But. I dreamed up a bag that was not only made right here in the good ol' US of A, but right in my very own state, town, and home. With yarn I already had.

Originally I had thought it would be more of a swimming bag or a gym bag or something like that. And it still could be. But I think it also kind of lends itself to groceries. It can hold the same amount as a plastic grocery bag.

I made a single crochet pocket at the top for keys or change (though I didn't line it, therefore very small items could fall out). The strap is pretty thick and comfortable to carry. I really like this and hope that I can remember how I did it once I have time again (will that ever happen? It isn't looking very promising).


Cass said...

I would like to purchase some! How much?

Nancy said...

Congratulations, the bag looks great.

Anonymous said...

OOhh...I like how you put a pocket on it.

I love the ones I've made. I use them all the time!

Jen said...

That's cool! I have tons of reusable bags. But I started a crochet bag a couple of years..yes YEARS ago that is sitting in the bottom of my box. Maybe I'll get that back out and finish it. How cool to use ones you've made!