Here is another basket that is easy to crochet….and this one is much smaller than the one we made last week. (See that one here.) We will have a class on “Making Crocheted Baskets” on Tuesday, April 11th at 5:30 at The Studio. Once you learn the basics you can create all sizes and shapes of these useful vessels. Come learn with us. Click here to register.
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One of the things I like best about crochet is that you can make just about anything with yarn. I’ve made blankets and vests and slippers and dog sweaters and on and on. I like making these soft baskets that can hold all kinds of things including more yarn! You can never have enough yarn in your stash! LOL!
Yesterday the Interweave blog had an interesting post for President’s Day all about First Ladies who crocheted. I was so interested to read about Ida Saxton McKinley who crocheted over 4000 slippers while her husband was in office despite her ill health. The photos today are from a wonderful article on Betsy Butler’s blog. (See it here.) This is from Interweave:
- “Ida Saxton McKinley (1847-1907), the wife of President William McKinley (1843-1901), was limited by precarious health. Suffering from severe headaches, mild epileptic seizures, fainting spells, and periods of depression, she often preferred to remain in her private quarters. But despite her physical limitations, she was an avid crocheter said to have crocheted some 4,000 pairs of bedroom slippers during her lifetime . . . Mrs. McKinley either gave these slippers away to friends, veterans, and orphans or she sold them at auction to raise money for the charities that she supported.”
I made a new ruffled scarf last night from a beautiful skein of yarn that my friend Sandra gave me yesterday. I love it. It was easy to work up but looks difficult. It’s not. Really nice. There are several good tutorials online if you look for them using the Sashay name. Thanks Sandra for thinking of me.
Just got through making this crocheted vest simplifying a pattern so that we can offer this as a class for beginners at The Studio. It turned out great and can be done in any yarn and for any size. And the best part is that it’s very simple. Let’s give it a try!
As promised yesterday here is the pattern we are going to use for or Temperature Scarf. Actually, we have decided to use many stitches in our scarf…changing stitches each week. So for the first week (January 1-7) we are using the Chevron Stitch. This nice little pattern is from Dena Stelly. You can print it by clicking this link. chevron_scarf_v2-1 And remember you can print out the same chart we used for our blanket last year to record the weather each day so you’ll know which color to use. Find that here. We’ll share the other stitches we are using as we go along. Let us know what you are doing with yours!
It’s time to plan and get busy on your “Temperature” project for this year. Remember last year we did a Temperature Blanket. (See it here.) This year we will create a Temperature Scarf. Here are the colors that we’ll be using for our Virginia Temperature Scarf. Click this link and you can print out the blank chart to develop your own plan. 2017-virginia-temperature-scarf-chart-1 . Tomorrow we’ll have the pattern for the scarf we will make this year. What will you do?