Wednesday, November 18, 2009

First Basket



A friend has kindly reminded me that I have not updated my blog in a long time and wondered if I was okay. I am still coughing a lot and Shizuku is still "snarking", but my grown children seem to have recovered from the "bug" nicely. Thanks be to God. Last weekend, a friend of my daughters was kind enough to help me to make the above basket. It is from a kit by Commonwealth Mfg Co and I think is called "Gran's Cotton Basket". It isn't cotton though. It's reed. I had fun making this basket, my first attempt. My thanks to my daughter's friend for her help and advice! The basket is round, and is approx. 9 inches wide by 8 inches tall. I will keep yarn balls in it, or maybe a sock in progress. I have one more basket kit to make. It was a find at the Goodwill Store, and is by the same company and is called "Krista's Oval Basket". It is much more complicated. I also have finished a stripey pair of socks, in Fall colors, but gave them away before I took a photo. (oops) Have a blessed day!

4 comments:

Ghost said...

Nice to hear your feeling a bit better. I really like the basket and hearing from you.

Footheel Sock Knitter said...

Thought I would check again this morning. Glad you are better. The basket is beautiful and the yarns and sock projects will look very nice in it!

Leslie Shelor said...

Sorry you're still coughing but glad you feel well enough to create! Lovely basket!

Tanya said...

Lovely basket. I have a couple of those reed baskets too but have never attempted making them (just buy them from the basket making circle at the kindergarten bazaar!)