Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Finished basket!

Yes, I finished another project. Here is my basket.
It came out somewhat different from the picture in the pattern for a couple of reasons. First, I ran out of yarn and had to eliminate at least one pattern repeat so it is shorter. Second, the base is wider than the sides. This is totally my fault as I used two strands of craft yarn in the base (I wanted it to be sturdy and knew I was short on yarn) and then I used one strand of craft yarn with one strand of sport yarn for the sides. No matter how many pictures I took in different lights, I could not get the two different blue yarns to show up. 

I wanted to crochet a basket for myself so this was a learning experience that I am very happy with. I will probably make this pattern again, but I also feel confident that I could design my own basket with what I have learned.

I am joining Ginny's Yarn Along again this week. What are you knitting/crocheting? What are you reading? Pop on over to her site to see what other bloggers are up to.

I finished reading The Debutante by Kathleen Tessaro. This book was a present day story that also looked back in time through old letters. Although this book kept me interested, I really wanted to know more about the Blythe sisters whose story is told only through brief letters. There is the mystery of a debutante who disappeared without a trace many years ago. The research into this mystery is the very interesting. The present and past stories intertwine and the characters have similar experiences, interactions and emotions. The main present day characters are somewhat interesting, but not extremely engaging. I  wanted more from them. Their lives are pretty depressing. There is not a lot of joy in this book. There are some twists and turns and a little surprise at the end. I will definitely try another book by this author.


Now I am reading Sweet Water by Christina Baker Kline. I am not very far into it yet and I seem to have lost my reading mojo. I will comment on it in the future.

Thanks for stopping by!


19 comments:

butterfly said...

Your blue basket looks great.

Donna said...

I love it! It looks real sturdy too. I can't wait to see how you improvise the pattern and make another one.

mamasmercantile said...

It looks really good.

CathieJ said...

Thank you. It is very sturdy. I am looking forward to making another.

CathieJ said...

Thank you :)

CathieJ said...

Thank you! :)

Karen Sue said...

That's a great basket. I'm very much a basket and bag lady!

Jessica Snell said...

I love crocheted baskets. Yours is great!

Rachel @ The Philosophers Wife said...

Super cool basket! I can't quite make out the two different yarns, but I do love the bright blue.

If you're interested, I'd love to have you link up at my Yarn Fanatic Party! http://philwife.blogspot.com/2014/08/yarn-fanatic-party-3.html

Irene said...

Hello Cathy

What a brilliant basket, the blue colour is gorgeous.

luv
irene
xxxx

steph said...

how cute! turned out great!!! something to put more yarn in???

fjord girl said...

Love it- love color is so fresh and pretty....just waiting for something to hold.

Zauberflink said...

Lovely - and it even has got handles!

CathieJ said...

Thank you for your kind comment.

CathieJ said...

Now I have to think about what to put in it. Hmmmm, maybe more yarn.

CathieJ said...

I was considering putting yarn in it. Thank you.

CathieJ said...

Thank you. This was a great way to use yarn that was really stiff and bulky yet a pretty color.

CathieJ said...

Thank you!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

This is so pretty!!! :)

You are one talented lady !