So how do you remember to "Bring Your Own Bag"?
When I get back home, I can unpack, have a cup of tea and then pack up a new set of bags so they are ready for my next expedition!
- 1 - After you finish knitting your bags, take three strands of left-over yarn from the last bag you worked on and braid up a little loop to put onto your keychain. As you remove your keys from the ignition, the colourful braid will remind you to take your bags too.
- 2 - As you claim your shopping trolley, place the shopping bags straight in. Now if you see you have a trolley that is empty when you start your shopping, you can immediately go back and retrieve them.
- 3 - Write "Take Bags!!" at the top of your shopping list so that you will see this before heading out, and again as you begin looking for your items.
The bag in the photo is the Southampton Book Bag, one of a set of five fabric-lined bags in the Southampton Collection.
"Taken during a walk in the forest, this photo shows the lack of respect by certain individuals for Mother Nature. On this remnant of a partially decomposed plastic bag we can still divine the word 'Merci' (thank you)."
If nothing else acts to help remind you to take your bags to the shops, then perhaps the memory of this image will.
Thank you, Gaetano, for your permission to include this photo here. For more of his work, please visit his Flickr page. This image is in the set: "Nature et Paysages".