Have you ever used a hook the size of a broom pole?
Have you ever crocheted with multiple strands of yarn?
I didn't think so! That was the same for the ladies who came on the Jumbo Crochet Basket Workshop at Spin A Yarn in Bovey Tracey on Friday 8th February.
I had made a few samples so the ladies could decide what size baskets they would like to make.
They got off to a flying start.
After lots of counting stitches, a bit of cursing (well perhaps a little more than 'a bit'!), more counting stitches, a bit of unpicking and more counting ...
.......... the bases of the baskets were complete.
Time for a bit of relaxation!
We all sat down to a wonderful lunch of Joyce's home cooked quiches and salad followed by homemade cake for desert. Scrummy :)
After lunch, everyone was eager to get started again!
Feeling rather relaxed now, we all seemed to slip into a jovial, playful mood! We decided it may be fun to use our partially made baskets as berets!!!
Don't you just love the results?
My apologies to Chrissy as I don't seem to have a photo of your 'beret'! Sorry :(
Following our jovial interlude, the crochet hooks were operating swiftly again and with a little blood (2 blisters acutally!), sweat (we had to turn the heater off, we were working so hard!) and tears (well not strictly true, we didn't have any of these, but it wouldn't sound right without this on the end!) we finally finished our baskets!
Take a look! What do you think!
I know for sure, from the positive feedback I received from the ladies, how pleased they all were with the baskets they produced. The colours and textures chosen were stunning, and, I also know for a fact, that at least two of them have started on basket number 2!
I think you will all agree, the ladies produced a wonderful selection of unique colourful baskets. Well done to all of them!
And a big thank you to all of them too, for making my day so special :)
I'm off over to Handmade Monday now!
Why don't you join me and see what other crafters have been up to?
Thanks for reading :)