Knitting and crocheting on the road

by kath_red on 03/02/2013

in knitting+crochet+yarn, Newsletter

This town has been yarn bombed

The first day of homeschooling on our year long road trip luckily coincides with us being in a glorious beachy campsite, with wonderful weather. We spent an hour this morning discussing the slang used in Enders Game, as well as the prisoners who were hanged at Adelaide gaol. Quite a mix! But what I really wanted to tell you about was the very cool yarn bombed town we recently spent some time at. The whole town had trees wrapped in blankets, knitted flags strung along the streets, park bench and bicycle cosies too. Really loved it, made me want to get my yarn on.

I have made a pact with myself not to be buying anything new this year and to make use of crafting materials from natural, recycled or found or second hand sources. So I began with making some plastic bag yarn — better known as plarn, and got my crochet on. Not having crocheted with plarn before, I feel that I have a lot of learning to do. In fact I need some advice. How fine can / should you cut the plastic bag strips? What is the best / easiest stitch to use? I think I’ll be making a bag of some sort for my first plarn project. Photos to come next time.

DO get in touch if you are interested in writing a guest post for whipup this year! Send me a short email with your idea Kathreen {at}



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