We decided to try our hand at "plarning" some crocheted bags. It was a blast.
We had some fabulous helper/supervisors, of course.
After we spent some time chatting it up and cutting our plarn strips, our tummys got to grumbling so we cooked up some grub. I made a spinach/endive/pear/walnut/blue cheese salad.
Sooo good. I'm gonna make another one today. (And I'll come back soon to post that recipe.) And Kristin made us a really complicated (from what I was seeing!) tofu stir fry.
It had a definite kick to it - but the flavor was really yummy. And Heidi made us a mucho delicioso tequila bar desert!! Mmmmm. So good, in fact, that SOME of us....
....may have even been caught with thirds! ;) That's the "new" chicky. Isn't she cute?! And she loves her some desert like I love me some desert. Sorry - no pics of the tequila bars. We scarfed them up too fast.
Then we got back to business.
Everyone made really good progress. And after all girlies were gone, I worked on my bag a bit more. Here's where I am so far...
Not bad, eh? I can't wait to start on the yellow.
I really like this project! For lots of reasons.
- We're reducing the amount of trash headed to landfills in the form of plastic bags by reusing them (two R's. Hooray!)
- The whole thing is really fun, easy, and is a great social activity. (Actually, new chicky, Amanda said that her mom had actually been to a "plarning party". So cool!!)
- You get to make something really cute and useful while saving the planet - and reason 3 part 2 is that there are a TON of patterns and projects you can try out with your plarn.
- Um. I don't know what else. But just getting to create with something called "plarn". That's reason enough right there. :)
So we had a great time. I love you girls!! And I'm off to work on more of my bag.
Does anyone else have any plarning experience? Any projects you'd like to share? And by the way, I feel another tutorial coming on with this one! Just give me a minute. Or two. Or a few weeks. :)