Monday, 26 November 2012

2 Projects finished!

Well I declare my first non-working day a success!

I did a bit of pottering (washing in, loading dishwasher etc) but tried to maintain focus.

1 washcloth finished:

I can't remember where I got this particular pattern from, I've scribbled it down on a piece of paper. However, there are loads of free patterns on Ravelry.

I used Sirdar Simply Recycled DK, it's a good texture as it's a cotton acrylic mix. I've made up a few different patterns which use different amounts of yarn, I can get 2 from a 50g ball. I bought the yarn in the sale so this cost about 80p I think.

1 Denim Do-It-All Bin for my brother to store his project stash in:

(Please excuse the terrible photos, so dark and miserable today)

I'm really pleased with how this turned out. I wanted to make the bigger size (this is the medium version of the tutorial) but sadly my husband's choice of jeans will not be influenced by what I hope to make out of them when he's finished with them! I'm on the look out for family members who prefer wide-legged denims.

I'm pleased with how the Levi's badge and red tab look. I couldn't match the yellow/orange stitching thread exactly but it's pretty close.

The lining fabric is a repurposed shirt (I stitched the button sections together).

So, totally free! There are 8 balls of yarn in there (also part of his gift from Santa) but it will hold more. And this will suit the decor of his flat much better than a wicker basket.

Right, off to cut out the crochet rolls!



  1. That denim yarn stash bin is just about the cutest thing I have ever seen!

    1. Thank you so much, I'm really pleased with how it turned out (that doesn't happen very often!) and I'm pretty sure my brother will love it. To be honest it's a very clear tutorial so that's where the credit belongs :)

  2. HI Jac, thanks for posting on my blog. What new job? Who's your new boss? I'll bet he/she's better than that awful Christine you had a few years ago! You could email me so I can get your email address. My address is on my blog.

    1. Hi Christine
      'Awful'? Hardly! I'll email you separately. Good luck today :)

  3. These look marvelous!! The denim store all is so much better than a wicker basket - what a fabulous thing for your brother!


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