I came across this pattern for a shopping bag using the plastic shopping bags you get at the grocery stores. Hats off to Mag Knits for a truly outstanding idea. Use the old grocery bags to knit a shopping bag. This is great. Now to go grab a bunch of those bags and start knitting. Here's the link. http://www.magknits.com/May07/patterns/rrr.htm
Actually, the shopping bag is quite attractive, and what a conversation piece this would be.
Maybe Christmas presents?
Baby Boomer Sue