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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Twine coasters

A few years back I accompanied my husband on one of his Sunday afternoon trips to Home Depot. While he walked around with his mental list, getting exactly what he needed, (he doesn't forget a thing!) I wandered about looking for something to contribute to the shopping cart. I don't quite remember which aisle it was, but there they where, rows of neatly stacked balls of cotton twine. And then of course a huge light bulb lit up in my head!!!!!!
So, if I remember correctly I brought home like five balls of the stuff, my hubby had that, what-ever-makes-her-happy look on his face. (or she's gone totally nuts!!!!).
And I, had sturdy place mats on my mind. :-)
I quickly snapped out of it when I got home and realized that I would have to crochet at least six place mats, boring!!! So, I thought coasters would be short and sweet, and I could get the crocheting twine thing out of my system. So, I made just four coasters, and edged only two (the blue ones). Somehow I must have gotten distracted with another project and put the coasters aside.
Every now and then the they popped out of nowhere begging to be noticed, but I ignored them.
A few months ago, I opened my night stand drawer, and there they were, so I finally edged the other two with white cotton yarn ( the blue long ago got used up), and now they finally made it to the place mat drawer in my kitchen.
They still go unnoticed. I think the trick is to put them on the coffee table. :-).

Have a great rest of your day everyone!!!!!


  1. Anna! This is FANTASTIC!!! I LOVE the twine are just SO creative! They have such a unique look...I'm gonna see if our Home Depot has any...I have some ideas :)

    Thanks for sharing these! I really enjoyed seeing them :)

    Crocheting Over Coffee

  2. Thank you Melissa! If I remember correctly I used a size G6 hook. But you can use what ever feels right. I actually put them on the coffe table, now let's see if they get used.

  3. LOL! I'm SO GLAD you put them out! It's shows off your creativity...I like it! Plus they're cute :)

  4. Thanks for the comment on my blog! Nice twine coasters and I also like the bag and the cute baby set!

    Unfortunately I don´t have any pattern for my skirt in Swedish either...
    I casted on just enough (?) stitches and worked my way up to the waist with decreases, and then knitted small openings (Kn2tog, yarn over) for the crocheted belt...