Well, I've come up with a new way to determine whether or not someone is the crafter type. All you do is show them this website. If they go "Hunh" and shrug their shoulders in a non-committal way? Not crafty. If, however, they react as my Rachel did - i.e., "Oh, wow, that's the neatest thing ever!" and immediately start cutting plastic grocery bags into strips to use as plastic yarn (plarn)? Crafty.
Mine doesn't look this good
So, yes, today was spent crocheting plastic strips into bug-proof, waterproof sleeping mats for children in Haiti. Crafty and virtuous! We won't talk about the first 3 attempts that I had to tear out - sure would help if somewhere among these online instructions someone had mentioned that I needed an N size hook. But no matter...the girls are inspired and I feel useful. Join us!