This is my apple picking bag, knitted out of plastic bags. So, here's the story...
Once upon a time, a girl was obsessed with making a raincoat. Absolutely, positutely, obsessed. She reasoned, I want a nice raincoat. A unique one that no one else has, cuz even though that black North Face one is cool, everyone has it (and I mean everyone--just like everyone has that danali or danny or danielle fleece NF zip up too). So she saw posts on Instructables and she saw Penfelts awesome fused raincoat and thought, I want one like that.
When her grandparents came, she got tons of plastic bags, due to the fact that they ate at Chinese places every night (she got tired of those Chinese places--except for the pearl milk tea at Quicklys). Determined to make those fused plastic raincoats, she collected a ton of bags--only to find out that her mom wouldn't let her walking out of the house in a coat made of trash (well, she wasn't that harsh, but she didn't want her daughter in a coat like that).
Disappointed, the girl wondered what to do with these plastic bags. So she went online and saw the '80 ways to save the earth tote' on darn good yarn, and she wanted to knit one. So she grabbed a pair of us 15 needles, made a bunch of plarn, cast on 28 sts, and knit till it was 2 ft long. She bound off, sewed up the sides, and there she had it. A perfect stretchy market bag.
Today I picked apples off our tree with that bag and it was really nice. But I was afraid the part of the bag where the handle was (i just grabbed the handle off of an old messenger bag) would stretch or something, so I supported the bottom of the bag and carried the misshapen package to the kitchen. Now we've got a beautiful bowl of crispy, tart apples. o(^__^o)