Friday, May 30, 2008

Recycling

My daughter wanted us to start recycling, so we bought 4 different trash cans and she wrote on the lids in really cool writing "Cans", "Paper", "Plastic" and "glass". She gave everyone in the family the recycling rules and we got started. By the end of the week we had a full bag of cans (they drink too much pop), and almost full bags of the other 3 items. Now, what do we do with it? There isn't a recycling center in our town. So much for trying to go green!

Also, on the recycling front, I started going through old knitting patterns last night and found one of my favorites.

I made this bag a couple of years ago for a gift and it really turned out pretty. I made it exactly like the pattern. I love turquoise and brown together and with the silver beads it was really artsy and looked like it really took alot of work. In reality, it was very easy even though it was my first time working with beads.

So let's all start recycling and look through our old patterns, pick out an old favorite and knit it again! Also, don't forget about recycled yarn. My sister and I had a lot of fun one night ripping out old wool sweaters that we found at good will.

3 comments:

Alicia said...

As a former child who asked her parents (over 15 years ago!) to start recycling I hope you can find something. This is such a nice thing for you to do for her! I hope you can find a solution. My parents still save their cans! Now I need to get them started on plastics....we'll see.

Alicia said...

P.S. love the blog!

Dianna said...

There is a full recycling center on Lowry Rd. in back of the industrial park, it's the one my mom uses if that's any help. I have to drive about 40 miles for mine lol so I only go about once a month with a full truck load, I also crush the pop cans with a can crusher to make more room. Good luck, love to see someone doing the earth some good for a change.