Baskets

Meet One-eyed Willy

Willy, this is everyone.
Everyone, this is Willy.

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Willy has only one eye because my yarn was finite. One of my skeins had been used for me to practice knitting before I gave up on that. I couldn’t find that bit so it must have ended up in the trash.

One-eyed Willy is a champ and has agreed to hold my yarn anyway. He’s good people. I appreciate him.

I bought the Owl Basket pattern I saw on ravelry a couple months ago. I just loved it. I decided to finally give it a go with some yarn I just had lying about. I got as far as starting the pointy bit on the 2nd eye before I ran out.

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I took this picture in case I ever buy another skein to finish One-eyed Willy off.

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It is super bulky yarn and I used the K-6.5mm hook for the basket and the H-5mm hook for the eyes. I used the smaller hook because I knew I was going to run out but I still had hope. (Hope that turned into disappointment and failure but we won’t talk about that.)

One-eyed Willy has a friend that I started yesterday to be an owl basket but that didn’t pan out. I stupidly used 3 strands of super bulky yarn with an N-10mm hook. It was so tight my arm was in agony and I took many breaks. I put a handle on it and one of my 3 strands ran out right when I got to doing my 2nd row on the 2nd handle.

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All in all, I am happy with the first two baskets I ever attempted.

In case you’re curious, this is the picture with the pattern…

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Awesome right? I should have adjusted more things since I was using smaller yarn and a smaller hook than the pattern. Hindsight.

I plan to make a proper owl eventually.

For now it is just me and Willy. Kicking *ss and chewing bubblegum. And we’re all outta gum.

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