I belong to a group of like minded friends who meet monthly to have a go at various, usually textile related, crafts. A couple of days ago we got together to make rope covered bowls. We had great fun and all produced some very commendable results.
Everyone except me managed to finish their bowls during the day and some even made two! I wanted to make a rectangular bowl to replace this rather tatty cardboard box my knitting needles have been living in for years.
In the one below you can see how the contrasting thread shows up all the stitching and hence any mistakes you make! And there were a few of those! You can just see the messy join I was talking about in the bottom left hand corner.
You can't tell from the first picture but I decided to add a couple of handles just to make it easier to pick up with the knitting needles in.
Here it is with the contents fitting perfectly and it is just big enough for the long pair of large needles I have. The 'bowl' is very strong and has made a very substantial home for my needles. I am very pleased with it but will just remember to make those few adjustments next time.
I'll finish this post by showing you the beautiful bowls the other ladies made.
|One lady even made a placemat|
Thank you for reading, see you soon