Giant knitted squid made from plastic grocery bags.


12 Responses to “Giant knitted squid made from plastic grocery bags.”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Can someone please send on e of these to China Mieville for his book Kraken?

  2. Methusedalot says:


  3. Anonymous says:

    Does this have anything to do with China Mieville’s “Kraken (an anatomy)”?


  4. braininavat says:

    Buy it? I want to spend the day playing in the bathtub with it!

  5. Anonymous says:

    A squid made from polyethylene bags is neither fast nor bulbous. Got me?

  6. Anonymous says:

    My girlfriend knitted hangbags from Tescos & Waitrose plastic carrier bags but found that after a while, the plastic becomes brittle and falls apart. I hope this doesn’t happen to Plarchie too!

    • Anonymous says:

      That’s because they are cellulose, not plastic bags, The brittleness is because the bags biodegrade after a few months!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Best use for Sainsbury’s bags ever!

  8. turn_self_off says:


  9. Deadly Knitshade says:

    Fear not! Plarchie is made from non-biodegradable plastic bags. He’s going to be around for a looooooong time.

    Thanks for posting about my charismatic calamari. :)

    • IronEdithKidd says:

      Your Plarchie puts the humboldt I knit for my son from this book to shame!

      Do you have any shortcuts for making the plastic yarn? I find it a very labor-intensive process.

  10. Anonymous says:

    anon9 beat me to it. They need to put it in a big tank in the middle of some room.

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