Another day, another basket

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I made another little rustic jute basket, much along the lines of my previous one. It seems perfect as a nest for my kids’ dinosaur collection.

It was meant to be oval but sort of came out round anyway – I guess I didn’t make the base chain long enough.

As much as I love the rustic look of jute baskets (and the fact that the material is inexpensive – I picked the roll up at the hardware store for about $2), I think I won’t be making another one anytime soon, as working with it is pretty heavy on the hands. Jute chafs the fingers, and I had to really pull on the thread to make the loops – no smooth gliding yarn action here!

I made the top row in a double strand of leftover coarse yarn of unknown origin. πŸ˜‰

I hope you are all enjoying a happy and crafty summer.

Author: Anna

An Orthodox Jewish wife and mother enjoying a simple life with her family and chickens, somewhere in the hills, in Israel.

6 thoughts on “Another day, another basket”

  1. Tis always good to keep the hands busy…am getting back into my crocheting these days. Have a shawl I began some years ago…finally nearing finishing now. If I crochet several times a week, I find that the arthritis in my hands is way less painful. Also, I read that they have found knitting will actually repair parts of the brain damaged by trauma (even if caused by emotional rather than physical trauma)…though I have not read that crocheting does the same thing, I am hopeful that it does.

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    1. Yes!! The amazing benefits of knitting all apply to crochet, cross-stitch, embroidery, basket weaving, and other crafts as well – the key is a creative activity with soothing repetitive movements. You should check out an interesting little book called Crochet Saved My Life.

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