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Friday, September 10, 2010

You are a Basket Weaving Addict If...

This has been circulating around the internet. The best I can determine is the original author is Kim Renich, weaver, basket designer and pattern writer. Enjoy this bit of basket humor.

Baskets of Blessings,


You know you're addicted to basket weaving if... by Kim Renich
(Nancy's comments are in parenthesis)
  • You have patterns you bought 2 years ago that you've never made!
  • You've bought the same pattern twice without realizing you already had it!
  • You have more than one tape measure! (and you've snipped a tape measure while cutting stakes)
  • You've snipped a "V" in the tip of your finger while cutting a stake! (I've done this! Yikes it hurt!)
  • You have half finished baskets that you know you'll never finish but can't bear to throw out!
  • You weave until you discover a problem and then go back and read the directions!
  • Your basket supplies get the biggest closet in the house!
  • Your shirts have dye splatters on them!
  • You have so many patterns that you've alphabetized them!
  • You've cut up at least one basket
  • You hope your husband doesn't ask you how much you spent in class that night! (or online at the basket shop)
  • And...You know you're addicted to baskets if every room in your house has a basket in it!


Juliana/A Hand Woven Life said...

OMG, that made me laugh out loud...I suppose because 98% of those statements fit me to a tee! Thanks for sharing! (I had never read that before!)

Ann said...

Nancy, I'm in serious trouble according to your list. I do have to admit that I will not seek help for my addiction!!! Do I dare say that I have patterns that I bought 10+ years ago that I've never made? I have a fellow basketweaver friend who looks at patterns this way - they are her collection! Other people might collect rolling pins, advertising tins, whatever - she says she collects basket patterns! I really like that outlook. Have a great weekend. ~Ann

Anonymous said...

Ain't it the truth? I resemble every one of those observations, maybe except the husband part because I got rid of him a few years before I started weaving.

Donna, Ohio

daylily (Queenmothermamaw) said...

Well Nancy I have not gotten there yet. But I have another class coming up this week. I want to eventually make a basket she calls Pineapple for 2 of my daughters. The one I am making this week is called Welcome Home. I am loving it. After Christmas, I may decide to start doing them myself. It seems cheaper to just go to the class, rather than buying all the tools etc. We'll see. Great post. BTW I just learned how to cut and crochet using plastic shopping bags. Woo Hoo

John Toft Basketry said...

Almost all our basement is taken up with my basketry studio. The spare bedroom there is my supply storage room, and while it is overflowing, there is always some size of cane I am short of, or some other supply I need NOW.

As I close in on 100 items in my Etsy shop, I do wonder where I will find room to store them, but they are so much fun to make.

Grab a cup of coffee and take time to enjoy some posts from the past