A while back, my mom planted the seed in my head that we needed to do a yellow themed display at the shop in order to reassure people that Spring was most definitely on the docket. While a late Spring may be good for sales in the yarn industry, anyone who doesn't dream of Spring in this country must have some sort of a screw loose. Even if their livelihood does depend on it.
So last weekend (that would be Easter weekend), with Spring on my mind, I wound up a skein of Butterfly Super 10 in the brightest yellow that we had, and I got hooking.
It seemed crazy to start making baskets on Easter weekend... but I never was one to plan too far in advance.
So by the end of the weekend, I had not one, not two, but THREE little baskets in a row.
I also had the feeling that I would never be able to fully uncurl my fingers out to high five anyone ever again.
As it turns out, crocheting that yarn on a 3mm hook will do that to a girl.
Besides, no one wants a basket with 'drape'. Let's leave that to the cowls, shall we? We want a basket that has no problem standing at attention!
|Sorry. Fake flowers are sort of against my religion... but this is what our late Spring has brought me to!|
The end result however, was most definitely worth it.
One look at those baskets and OH yes, Spring has sprung.
As is often the case with me and crochet, I totally binged on these baskets. One just wasn't enough. I had to keep going and going and going... until I hit a wall. That's how I roll with this craft. I skip out on sleep so that I can finish up just one more inch, or one one more ball of yarn and then BOOF.
I'm over it.
I feel good though. Like my hunger has been satisfied.
That crocheting beast within has been tamed- for the time being. Time for her to kick it into hibernation mode for a while.
I assure you however, that when she's ready for another round, you will hear her roar- loud and clear.
Pattern- Churchmouse Crocheted Baskets
Yarn- Butterfly Super 10. Two skeins of yellow did the whole set, and the contrast colours were just bits and pieces that I found throughout my home. (You heard me- throughout my home).
Hook- 3mm (the pattern calls for 3.5mm, but I found that to be too floppy for this yarn and my tension).
And should you need just one more indication that Spring has sprung, I urge you to look closely at this photo.
|Yellow crocus at the shop|
So leave that Wiarton Willie alone- will you???
He was just saying what he thought you all wanted to hear.