There is an Iona story behind that camo yarn. There are a LOT of Iona stories in my life since my visit there in March of this year, but more about that later. For now, that camo yarn carries with it the joy and peace of Iona, and it is knit with the intention of love and serenity for its recipient.
OK - you HAVE to see these. Could they be any cuter???
This adorable pattern is the BEST thing for leftover sock yarn!! It came from the 2007 Knitting Calendar Pattern-Day, a calendar in a box that I picked up when calendars went to half price in January :-D It was worth it for these cute socks - I am ready for any baby shower, now! Even MORE perfect, no worries about pink for girls, blue for boys - these are totally unisex.
Last night I finally had the opportunity to see "An Inconvenient Truth." No matter what your political leanings are or how you feel about Al Gore, YOU NEED TO SEE THIS FILM. Which leads me to my next project - the Lily brand Sugar 'n Cream Crochet Market Bag. Linda told me that she was making one of these, and I remembered that I had a copy of the free pattern, and my stash needed some thinning. We were using canvas bags in Colorado when I lived there 20 years ago, but somehow mine fell by the wayside. I'm sure you've been hearing the same newscasts and reading the same articles that I have. We know about the problems with petroleum-based bags (thousands of pounds in landfills, cities and counties banning their use). This Market bag pattern is FREE on the Lily site, and I just noticed that their "Cottage Tote" is what amounts to a canvas shopping tote - and that pattern is there for free as well. If crochet is something you've been wanting to tackle, what better way to get started!
Using canvas grocery bags and making a string market bag is a small gesture, I suppose, but if it keeps a plastic bag from the landfill, I think it's worth the tiny effort it takes to remember to take the bags to the store. I plan on keeping one or two in the car at all times.
I just ordered a case of biodegradeable trash bags. I'll let you know how they work out.
An Inconvenient Truth. Please, you need to see this film.