We walked to one of the local garden/farming/equine centres here in Crediton earlier, as I needed some small plant pots for the gifts and demo I'm creating for the Devon County Show in May... Anyway there they had a very cheap Willow log basket at £14.99. Which when I consider the time and cost of hand making something of this size (and the time I don't have right now, although I do plan to make more) and given the fact it's not the best made in the world item... It was very reasonably priced and did the job I had in mind.
First I used it to store my groceries in while I shopped at Morrisons, but now it holds my 'show production' fibre which is soon to become yarn. It's so much prettier and more sturdy than the mesh laundry baskets I use in the stock room to hold prepacked bags of fibre (like the fluff bags on the website).
So I've spent most of the day spinning and although I haven't really made a dent on the pile of fluff in my log basket, I do feel like I got something done. I shall leave the yarns on the skein winder until tomorrow, so that any over twist evens out and relaxes. Then I can start to set them and put them to dry with the yarns I made during the week.
Now I think I'll watch a bit more of the podcasts I've downloaded (The KnitGirlls, 90% Knitting, Dramatic Knits and A Cat and Her Yarn... All on iTunes) and pick up some crochet... I'm hoping to get some slippers turned out by the end of the weekend. Well that's the plan anyway... After all it's only the second project I've crocheted, so anything could happen!
Hope you are all enjoying your weekend?