Pink Plarn Bag for October

A few days ago my good friend Chris who owns and operates one of the cutest shops in Lakewood called Crafty Goodness gave me her sizable stash of pink plastic grocery bags along with several fabric belts.  Among the belts was a very tween-y pink and white striped number from Aeropostale, complete with a huge heart-shaped buckle!

I knew right away that I wanted to make another messenger-style bag with these new materials.  After starting over three times, I finally settled on the crochet hook and color pattern that I wanted to use.

This time around I went for my chunkiest hook, so as to make the bag lighter and more flexible.  Since it is a smaller design than my last messenger-style bag I think that this worked well.

This was my first time integrating white plastic bags into a tapestry crochet design.  I really like how the white and the pink bags pop against the brown, neutral bags.

When my husband came home, the first thing he said was that it looked like it was a breast cancer awareness bag because of the pink.  I hadn’t even thought of that!  Of course!

This year is the 25th anniversary of Breast Cancer Awareness Month which is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. The campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer.

To learn more about ways to reduce your risk for breast cancer, and how to detect it early, check out this article from the Mayo Clinic.

Thank you for stopping by!  Happy crafting!

This post was just been linked to Made By You Mondays on Skip to my Lou!

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3 responses to “Pink Plarn Bag for October

  1. Great bag! Reminds me of chocolate, vanilla, strawberry icecream:-)

  2. Knittwittowo

    That is one super beautiful plarn bag – probably the best I have seen 🙂

  3. Knittwittowo

    Reblogged this on Knittwittowo.

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