Sunday, 20 November 2011

Visitors, how lovely!

Today I had a visit from Dave & Angie Culley. Dave & Angie have a boat, nb Lady Esther, at Trinity Marina, Hinckley. They follow my blog (well doesn’t everyone). They came to give me a gift, for which I am most grateful. They gave me socks! The most fantastic socks, 2 pairs. I am lucky.
The socks were recycled. No not someone’s old skanky socks that have been washed and darned. The were new socks made from Sainsbury’s bags. “Nah we have all done that ,” I hear you say, but no we haven’t, not like this anyway.
DSCF1829Angie cuts the bags into strips to make a sort of yarn out of them. She then crochets the ‘yarn’ into socks and gives them to boaters for their mooring pins. Being bright orange they are easy to see at night and save the bags being placed into landfill sites.

There could be other applications of this ‘technology. How about a sock for your tiller arm. Or a willy warmer. A bag to store mooring chains, piling hooks etc. This could become a new cottage industry in the boating fraternity.

I would give Angie a Maffi Award for innovative recycling but there isn’t one.
You meet such nice people on the canal.



Dave Winter said...

Another use for Sainsburys plastic bags.

Dave Winter (Brassiclint)

Maffi said...

Ah but Dave will she come and sit on my pins?

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