Monday, December 10, 2007

I'm a real basketcase!

So, my 3 friends and I took a day trip up to Deerfield, MA... This weekend was The Yankee Candle Basketfest.. where Longaberger basket Co. came out from Ohio and set up shop at The Yankee Candle Factory.. You got to make (weave) your own basket.. Here's mine...You cannot screw up.. they won't let you! :) - I can't dress it up yet, as it's still drying...

I've taken a couple trips out to Ohio (3), and this will be my 5th basket that I've made...It was fun, the weavers you work with were very good and patient folk!... I'm a lefty, so everything I do is bass-ackwards anyhow... when someone is trying to teach me something...and Poor Kim had to teach me to knit! :) Anyhow.. I am somewhat a collector (actually, hubby calls me a cult-member) as I do have a few (10.. 20... 30.. ok last time I counted over a year or so ago maybe over 68 ) baskets.. placed around the house.
In all fairness, they have a functional purpose... like this one... a lamp AND.....
.. do you realize how much stuff I can hide in each on of these!!!???

and OK.. so I bought this one.. I had too.. I was just calling me...
because.. well I just had to have it.. ! I figure... white wine chillin in it will be functional enough.. Granted I don't drink white wine... but it now has a purpose.
There were many laughs, on the bus up there.. They eyed my dashing mitts, and had no qualms asking for them right off my hands... I laughed at one friend who announced "They're so nice...!.. really really nice... like YOU didn't make them!".. I looked at her, with WIDE EYES, and simply said, "say that sentence again in your head, ya ding-a-ling.".. :)... she did, turned beet-red, when she realized how that came out. Fortunately, I know what she meant ( they were neat and even stitches) and how nice they really are ! ;o) b/c my hands were nice and warm.. and also able to knit on a chilly bus!!!! Have a good week all!



2 comments:

MadMad said...

"Like YOU didn't make them..." Doncha just love people sometimes!? I NEVER EVER say anything the wrong way. ;) Love your basket, btw! Good for you!

kim said...

Is there a clinic for basket addiction? Actually, I really do like that little wine chillin' basket. Oh, why is that your friends just don't believe how talented you are??? If they only knew how difficult it is to knit righty when you are actually lefty, they would truly be in awe. I am!