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Engineering360: "Woman turns plastic grocery bags into outfit"

03/22/2019 1:49 PM

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Re: Woman turns plastic grocery bags into outfit

03/22/2019 2:30 PM

Oh my goodness! About ten years ago a friend started crocheting shopping bags from shopping bags. The crocheted bags are stronger than regular plastic bags, turning even flimsy ones into something useful. I got hooked (no pun intended) and moved on from plastic bags to crocheting actual stuff from actual yarn. This is the first I've heard of knitting with "plarn," as some people call the plastic strips used as yarn.

This image is from an Etsy store.

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Re: Woman turns plastic grocery bags into outfit

03/23/2019 1:12 AM

Hey, Sex kitten Marilyn did it with potatoe sacks.

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Re: Woman turns plastic grocery bags into outfit

03/23/2019 2:24 PM

Grocery bags are thinner than a wavelength of thermal infrared (10 microns). As a result, although the bags are visually opaque, they are invisible to thermal cameras. Since the human body radiates at these wavelengths, you would appear glowing and naked to a thermal camera! Bad Idea!

http://coolcosmos.ipac.caltech.edu/image_galleries/ir_zoo/lessons/background.html

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Re: Woman turns plastic grocery bags into outfit

03/23/2019 10:36 PM

This damned EU has made everyone poor. No wonder the UK is getting out, no one there can knit.

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