Thursday, November 09, 2006

Not exactly knitting, but...

I have been doing some crafty stuff besides (again) having a stitch pop out of my lace.

For those who've asked, each of these 'pops' is basically a dropped stitch that got hidden, tucked into but not part of a k2tog, which makes a lovely taut little noise when it emerges. I did manage to fix this one too.

But! Saturday, before my party, I took an all-day Torrey Pine basket-weaving class. I realize this sounds like a joke, but we really did learn cool techniques and I completed a basket!

Here she is in all her raffiatic glory:



It's far from perfect, but I am pretty excited about it anyway.

9 comments:

trek said...

Hey that's a cool thing. I think that our county sometimes offers day classes in basket weaving.

Emma said...

Oh wow, that's pretty cool. Hee hee, you took a basketweaving class!

Jen said...

Way cool, Valerie! I've done a little basket making myself - there's a book called Making the New Baskets you might find interesting. Lots of different weaving techniques, and they use very unusual materials that you might have around the house or can find at the hardware store. Cereal boxes, newspapers, plastic tubing, etc. I have some little baskets I made from wire that I just love!

Ashley said...

I like it! It's very pretty and quite good for a first time basket if you ask me.

fuzzarelly said...

I'm glad you enjoyed the basket making! I think lots of fiber people try their hands at basket weaving at some point - I know I have. Doing it in a class is the most fun way.

By the way, what are those porcupine things on those guys faces last post???zys

Earin Marybird said...

No fair! My first basket was very lumpy. You look like you've been making them a long time. You're a natural!

Anonymous said...

I learned to make those a few years back, from someone who took that class. I think yours IS perfect. Part of the beauty of it is the irregularities caused by the material. Yours also has nice regular patterns as well (the swirl in the middle for example.)

Don't they smell nice?

.: tani :. said...

i think i need to stop reading blogs. i keep coming across things i want to try out...and i barely have time for the hobbies i have now! very cool first basket, by the way. i would only hope that i could do something half that nice. :)

April said...

It's beautiful and I think you did a wonderful job.

I shall refrain from making any smart ass remarks about basket weaving.

When do you learn to make beaded wallets?