Project 11: Completed basket and Lessons Learned

March 19, 2011

Finished basket

I finished my basket! It’s a day later than I had hoped, but today is when I had the chunk of free time and the sunny patio to work on. At any rate, it’s done. I’m 75% happy with it. All I can see are the little details that I wish I’d done better, but even when it wasn’t completely finished it still held fruit so I think I’m calling it a success.

Lessons learned:
– It is probably impossible to make a perfect basket the first time.
– Some crafts are so new to me that I don’t even know what success or failure looks like, or even what questions to ask.
– I’m realizing that the premise of this blog may be a little silly. There is no way to get any kind of proficiency at a technique by only devoting one week to it. Then I remember that without this blog I wouldn’t have tried and I feel better.
– Procrastination is still an issue.

Next week it’s back to the couch with some small handwork in the hopes that I can get done on time. See you there!

By the way, my crochet scarf was featured on the blog One Pretty Thing this morning. Welcome new visitors! I’m going to spend some time making past projects more easily findable.


  1. This is beautiful! Now, what are you going to put in it?

  2. I LOVE your blog. It’s not silly!

    Though as soon as I saw this I thought, “What about Underwater Basket Weaving?”… which is silly.

  3. That basket looks amazing. certainly not a first time weaving. I am impressed! And I am certainly enjoying the blog!

  4. That’s wonderful! Looking at the basket I find that I’m reminded of caned chairs. However, I’m not familiar with the practice either art.

  5. hi is there somebody to answer me ? thanks

    • Yes, what do you need?

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