03 March 2010

One Stitch at a Time

If you are like me, containers and baskets are tremendously useful, holding all the bits and bobs collected over weeks and months and years. Last week, I had a spark of inspiration and soon had new addition to my room. After separating wool into long strips, I crocheted it as I would yarn and - tada! - a woolen basket was created, ready to hold just about anything! (Read Emily's post for more inspiration on making simple baskets at home.)

I have been on a crocheting streak recently. After discovering this blog, I taught myself - with a bit of a struggle - how to make a granny square and have a few finished found-yarn squares floating around already. I'd love to snuggle into a blanket that I created entirely with my own hands, but as I am a person who loves starting things (and isn't so thrilled about finishing them), this may be a project that takes a while to complete!

In my Etsy shop - which will be in Vacation Mode until the twelfth of March - there is a cheerful blue and yellow pencil case. Other things on my list of Things to Crochet are plushies like this and this, and a hat like this! Tell me, lovelies, what things have you been working on or dreaming about recently?


Brandi said...

A blanket is a brilliant idea -- I have this awesome HUGE one that my grandmother crocheted. I'd really like to learn myself someday. And that basket -- seriously cute!

Steffi said...

Oh, I love crochet, too! Lovely basket you've made!

I've got the beginnings of a grannysquare blanket sitting in my closet :) I'm an awful finisher. It often drives me nuts.

Diana Trout {} said...

Beautiful basket. That little bit of green is just perfect. Is it leaf? It looks like a little bit of leafiness got woven in as if a bird had crocheted it.

Ingrid said...

thanks, ladies!

diana, that bit of green is a scrap of green wool that got mixed into the white. the bottom of the basket is all sorts of grey and brown wool.

i'd love to try making a basket out of grasses sometime, too!

Make-a-life said...

wow. How did you make that bowl? would you shre a tutorial some time?(makes a pleeding face..).Ps. i see a copy of artsists journals and sketchbooks in the picture. What do you think of it. It is one of my all time fave artsy books and belive me I have a lot.


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