Welcome to my first post of 2012! I hope you had a marvelous New Year’s :)
So last year I was in the market for a yarn basket. You know, a proper one; nice size, not too small or too big, with a big handle so I could easily transport it from each crochet location (couch, office space, bed). I looked everywhere and I couldn’t find it! So instead of waiting for it to turn up somewhere, I decided to compromise and go for a different, slightly less perfect basket type.
It’s lined with linen so the yarn doesn’t snag on it, which I love. And it does have handles of some sort, which is why I chose to get this basket.
But the other day, my grandmother gave my sister a gift; a basket. My sister thought it was a picknick basket, you know, the kind you can close off, but it wasn’t; it was my perfect yarn basket! And lucky for me, my sister was so kind as to give it to me :)
It’s perfect right? I think I might sew a lining for it at some point, just to keep my yarn from fraying. But for now, it’s my new favorite basket :)
So the two projects in the basket are my January Projects. I started these some months ago, the granny stripe even a year ago… So I’m determined to finish these *before* I start any other projects. Ambitious, yes. Possible, totally! :)
The project in the above basket is my IKEA footstool cover (remember?). I finished half the squares, which you can see in the basket, and I started on the centers for the other half, which are in the ceramic little bowl. So this one shouldn’t really take too long to finish.
And the other project is ofcourse the granny stripe. I’m almost half way and I really enjoy making it again! I manage a couple of stripes each day, so I think I can finish this before the end of January.
I’ll be back later this week with pictures of an embroidery frame my mom gave me; she made it when she was pregnant with me in ’84 :) It’s adorable.