Last Saturday I was lucky enough to go on a basket making course, organised by my knitting pal Romain for her W.I. There was an unexpected space, so she asked me if I fancied it. I jumped at the chance.
The tutor was a lovely local basket maker.
I had thought that the structure would be complicated but once it was explained, not so much.
Firstly you make the base.
..until you reach the height you want, and then you can bend over and tuck in the top.
This was my second basket, which was much quicker.
For this I used stripped (white) and steamed willow which makes the natural colour go dark. A bit holey, but not too bad.
At the end of the day there was a big array of different colours and sizes.
I really enjoyed it. Will I try it again? Maybe.
The other thing I need to show you today is my new quilt cover. It came from Tesco, I missed it last winter and happened across it a few weeks ago whilst browsing the Tesco website.
I was really miffed when I couldn't get it and I guess you can see why.
A super soft and cosy brushed cotton cover, and IT'S KNITTED!!!!!!!!!!!!
Well, not really knitted but a knitted print.
I love this sooooooooooo much.
Mr Clicky was less impressed, "I've got to sleep in knitting too?"
Yes Mr C, you do.
It's really chilly at the moment so a brushed cotton cover is just what we need.
Righto, I'll see you soon, as always, have fun.
Clicky Needles. x