I decided to share my first ( and probably only ) attempt at crocheting with jute. I actually finished this up around Christmas time and it's been patiently waiting in my closet for a trip to the beach (i.e. summer). This stuff is very scratchy, and pretty darn rough on the fingertips.
When I showed it to one of my daughters, she said "EEww it's so scratchy!" I told her, "Chill out, it's just a bag. It's not like I'm going to make you a pair of underpants out of it." Hmmmm. An idea was born.This came in handy right before Christmas. Whenever the kids started fighting, I would remind them in a pleasant sing-song voice, "jute underpanties." It usually did the trick. Mainly because these dear children have lived with me long enough to know that "Mom's a little off her nut" and would actually do it.
I will post the instructions for my overnight bag soon. I have some pesky deadlines coming up, but I will post it as soon as I can!