Friday, May 29, 2009

Thinking Green

Since we all like to do what we can for the planet, we've got some green things for the blog today:
First, for all of you coffee drinkers out there, we just got in a bunch of these beauties:
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Stainless steel mugs perfect for your hot beverages (and cold ones too!) They seal up at the top to prevent spilling while you're juggling your drink, purse, knitting, and metropass getting on the streetcar in the morning, and using them saves you money at most coffee places! You can pick one up at the sheep for 12.00!
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Also, starting on Monday, June 5th, plastic bags will cost 5 cents, city wide. This is an inititive to get people to recycle bags, and use re-usable cloth bags. Of course if you're a knitter or crocheter, there are tonnes of patterns available to make your own shopping bag - way prettier then a plastic one anyways, and a great stashbuster!
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This is the Everlasting Bagstopper from Knitty, and it's an easy, fast knitted bag project. Knit one up in cotton, or linen, and it'll last forever! This one stretches sideways to fit whatever you buy in it, and has a nice dense garter stitch bottom to keep your stuff from falling out!
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Are you a crocheter? check out this bag from Canadian Living. Great for Saturday morning trips to the market!