I hate throwing things away, as you can probably tell by now. So I stopped using disposable sponges that you buy to clean dishes and such a long time ago. But yet I needed something scratchy to clean my pans with. I had learned about plarn (plastic yarn) and used it to make one scratchy. But grease and things got into it and I couldn't get it out.
Enter my potato bag. I have developed a brand addiction to this one type of potato. Can I tell you what it is? Not really. Only that it comes in red plastic mesh and is at Fareway. I tried recently to get potatoes from another store in another type of bag, the plastic type with small holes in it. I opened up the bag to get a potato a day later and half of them where moldy or getting there. Being allergic to mold, I was not happy. I never had any problem with the red mesh except for them growing when I left them alone for too long.
So I decided to cut one up and see if I could make plarn out of it.
This can be used in any dish cloth pattern. I typically just use a single or double crochet square.
I was nervous about sharing this with my mom because I thought she would think I was crazy on my recycling. But I am proud that I did stand up and say to use these instead of buying disposable sponges. Now she doesn't think I'm so crazy.
Have fun crafting!