Monday, 11 September 2017

LINING THE BASKET


I have a small basket that holds my sock knitting, just the right size for a ball of wool and all the bits and pieces.
The only trouble was that the wool kept on snagging on the rough inside of the basket.
So, this morning I decided to line it.


 I found a nice piece of cotton and set about doing this .

Easier said than done....
I had so much trouble getting the thread through the basket in places that I had to get pliars to pull the needle through.


I didn't give up though and it ended up looking like this.


Perfect, no more snags and I can get on finishing these socks for Tom.


There's nothing like a hand knitted pure wool sock to keep your feet warm in the winter.

21 comments:

  1. as you say well worth the effort socks look amazing

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  2. You've done a really lovely job. Its lovely and safe for all the sock wool

    Julie xxxxx

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  3. Good idea! I love knitted sox, even if I can't make them myself anymore.

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  4. Good job on lining the basket. I love the sock.

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  5. So elegant and practical now. I like baskets, but they can be snaggy. Great sock!

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  6. What a cute sock! I have wanted to line a lot of my baskets, but could not even make fabric to fit the inside, let alone sew it on the top edges! Which I never even thought of! This is awesome, and you did a professional job.

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  7. A lovely little basket and such beautiful wool! X

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  8. A lovely little basket and such beautiful wool! X

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  9. Worth the effort. Looks very nice now. Happy knitting.

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  10. It looks very professional well done. I'm loving the socks. I love wool like as it's fascinating watching how the various colours knit up.

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  11. I like the basket and it's even better lined. Love the socks

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  12. This is awesome, and you did a professional job.


    pirates of the caribbean 5

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  13. Lining the basket was a good idea, clever too! Love the sock.

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  14. Look at those socks! Paul Smith, eat your heart out!

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  15. I decided to line a picnic hamper once so I can empathise how hard it is to actually do. You made a good job of it though. Snazzy socks - too scared to attempt sock knitting myself!

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  16. Your basket looks very nice now. Love your wool sock. You did such a great job!!!
    Henry

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  17. The basket looks so nice. And those socks! Tom is going to have some snazzy looking feet.

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  18. I love a basket and have a few with different projects in them. You've lined it beautifully, I can't imagine trying to sew it through the basket itself, well worth it xx

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  19. Your lined basket looks very tidy. I have made removable liners for a number of baskets--rather fiddly to do. I usually stitched on a lace edging and added ties to go around the handles to keep the liner in place.

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  20. Love the basket liner. I just made one for Halloween candy. I love your socks. I knit but never made socks. Always afraid of turning the heel. Seems hard. Someday.... Hugs, LJ

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  21. You are a very clever lady Briony and that sock is flipping brilliant! Thanks for sharing.

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