The beauty of having a Ravelry queue is that if you ever run out of inspiration for your next project you just visit your queue and see what you added to the list of potential projects. I do keep it fairly controlled – I know some people have thousands of things in their queues – but mine is only five pages long and periodically I will weed the list so it doesn’t get out of hand.
This morning, I noticed the Hanging Basket pattern, which is not in English on the blog but is written out in full on the Ravelry project page. It’s very simple and with multiple strands of yarn, or one strand of a super bulky, it’s really fast.
I started it while waiting for ds2 to get ready to go snowboarding. The drive is about an hour, and I managed to get a lot done despite being squished in the back seat with a man-sized son on one side and a snowboard on the other (we only have a small car, so we have to fold down part of the back seat). Tai Chi Man and ds1 were in the front. Son number three once again didn’t bother to go. That was his last chance for this winter.
Conditions were perfect, with the temperature at the village elevation being around zero, and the snow was not too icy so there was plenty for the board to carve into. I fell down a few times as usual, and I’m sure I’ll feel the full extent of my sore bits when I try to get out of bed in the morning!
I quit the slopes before the men, so enjoyed some more crochet time in the lodge. And the basket was finished!
It’s a good size but I haven’t decided where to hang it yet. I used two strands of worsted and three of DK and a 10mm hook. It would be fun to play with the pattern and make different sized ones.
So that was my day. Work tomorrow but thankfully not Sunday (it’s one of the three days per year that the store closes).
Thanks for reminding me where to get inspiration! 😊
I like the hanging basket, must check out the pattern and make one. Grandson bought me these little birds that are magnetic, hold envelopes in their beaks and are great for hanging things on. I think a hanging basket would be perfect for one of them and I can slip in little bits and pieces that I need to grab before I head out the door. Thanks for the link.
Great idea! I’m sure it would be easy to scale them up or down if you needed a different size.