Positive Procrastination: Crocheting Plarn

I always have a project or two lined up. Next up is crocheting plarn. Plarn (plastic yarn) can be made from old plastic food bags and used to crochet things like little pot cosies and baskets. This aim has a few prerequisites: that I can make plarn and that I can crochet. I can, at present, do neither. But I’m not the kind of girl to let that kind of thing stop me.

We’re currently trying to reduce the amount of landfill waste we produce but quite a lot of our food still comes in plastic bags – wholewheat pasta, brown rice, grains etc. and with no access to a bulk store currently (and a limited budget) I’m not sure how I can reduce this. My solution (for now at least) is to use some of this waste to make something useful! Friends, family: this may be the Christmas of crocheted plastic gifts (sorry).

You can see from the image above that I have Begun To Learn. This was the lovechild of not wanting to pack for my upcoming camping holiday and feeling guilty for not packing for my upcoming camping holiday. I’ve started to call this Positive Procrastination. This is the project I will pick up when my bedroom is a giant floordrobe, the garden needs weeding, the washing up needs doing or the shower drain needs to be unclogged. I highly recommend one of these projects. Especially when they can be done in front of Netflix.


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