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Happy Thanksgiving!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I’m grateful that we are all over the worst of the covid and life is getting back to normal. I was back to work Friday, worked yesterday, will be there again today, and then I have three days off.

I don’t think it’s worth cooking a big Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow because some of us are still tasting things weirdly, if at all. But I will sit down with pen and paper tonight and make a meal plan for the coming week in case I need to shop for ingredients.

This is what I made with the T shirt yarn that I showed you last time. I saved the prettier colours for the walls of the basket because that navy and tan is kind of ugly.

The handle is braided from the T shirt hems.

I will definitely cut the strips thinner next time for easier crocheting and a less chunky result.

And the swatch cap is finished and I’m happy with the gauge so I can cast on the sweater.

The sweater is Sporto https://knitty.com/ISSUEwbis11/KSPATTsporto.php and is a free pattern from knitty.com. It’s a top down seamless design, interestingly started from the top of the hood. It’s written for lots of options, either homespun or commercial yarn, a specific gauge or a recipe into which you plug your own gauge.

If you’re in Canada, I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving, appreciating all the joys of fall, family and food.

Spring basket

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How long have these fabrics been marinating in the stash? Maybe 5 years.

They are thin jersey knits and I bought them really cheap. $3 a metre cheap. I hadn’t been working at the fabric store for long and I got carried away and bought far too much. I know better now.

Tonight I had an urge to make a basket with “T shirt” yarn. I cut two inch strips of the fabric and started attaching them together by making a small slit in the ends and looping them one through the other. My crochet hook is a 19mm one, the largest I own.

I made the base in a spiral using single crochet in the back loop. It can be hard work using such thick ‘yarn’ and such a large hook but it does grow fast.

Once I decided to stop increasing, I ended up letting the fabric do its thing and curve inwards so the outside is the back of the stitches.

It can hold A LOT of yarn!