What with Rachel's recent intrest in crochet, I found this article on boingboing particularly amusing. Kind of a "Crafting in the Grim Meathook future" thing.
Sandals crocheted from twisted-shopping-bag yarn
Mleak, a Flickr user, crocheted these awesome sandals out of "yarn" made from tight-twisted shopping-bags. Link (Thanks, Captain Dunsil!)
And for those of you who don't feel like clicking on the link and reading the article on what I mean by Grim Meathook future, here's the essence of it from the linked site:
"The upshot of all of this is that the Future gets divided; the cute, insulated future that Joi Ito and Cory Doctorow and you and I inhabit, and the grim meathook future that most of the world is facing, in which they watch their squats and under-developed fields get turned into a giant game of Counterstrike between crazy faith-ridden jihadist motherfuckers and crazy faith-ridden American redneck motherfuckers, each doing their best to turn the entire world into one type of fascist nightmare or another.
Of course, nobody really wants to talk about that future, because it's depressing and not fun and doesn't have Fischerspooner doing the soundtrack. So everybody pretends they don't know what the future holds, when the unfortunate fact is that — unless we start paying very serious attention — it holds what the past holds: a great deal of extreme boredom punctuated by occasional horror and the odd moment of grace."