Five Green Acres has suggested that we all join her Rumpelstiltskin Challenge and use up all those stash items and finish those unfinished projects.  Today I made a dent in my wool stash.

This is my new wool basket made from a really long coil of finger knitting, that was made from a ball of chunky wool, which has been taking up space in our hallway for the past two years.  Be liberated little ball of wool and know that you are now a very useful basket.  No longer will you be threatened with being thrown out or given to charity.  No more will your purpose in this world be questioned…for now, you are a basket fit to hold all the other balls of wool whose purpose has yet to be discovered!

In case you hadn’t noticed, I’m really enjoying finger knitting.

In the making.  I honestly never believed I’d have the stamina to finish this one.  All that wool takes an awful long time to sew together.

Up close, what to do with the rest of the wool stash…of which this is a mere fraction.  I’ve got bags and bags of the stuff.  Any suggestions given I get so fed up with traditional knitting patterns?

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4 Comments on Knitted Wool/Yarn Basket

  1. Louisa says:

    Did you sew the coil to make a basket or is it knit together? I’ve never done any finger knitting. I like your basket

  2. Jolene says:

    It’s sewn together in a coil. You could also make a rug out of it in the same way.

    This is finger knit on two fingers which is a lot easier than four and makes the perfect size for this sort of project.

  3. Alisa Cutcher says:

    Do you have a pattern for this? I don’t know how to finger knit and I wanted to try out your project.

  4. Jolene says:

    I didn’t work from a pattern. You just finger knit a really long piece and then sew it into a coil/basket shape.

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