As many of you know, I write the handcrafts column for the quarterly Catholic homeschool magazine, mater et magistra. I'm just putting the finishing touches on the column for the Spring 2011 issue, an issue with a large chunk of editorial space devoted to Easter celebrations.
Whenever I write the column, I try and include a bit of knitting content and this column is no exception. In fact, I created a design just for Easter: a set of nested fabric baskets knit using a re-purposed sheet cut into strips. To get a free copy of the pattern, subscribe to this wonderful magazine ... if you just can't wait till then, I have the pattern available for immediate download from my Raverly store ($4.00 for the design with all info necessary to recreate this one-of-a-kind Easter decoration).
Of course these baskets would be wonderful for a new baby's room, or powder room, or wherever you want a splash of color and distinction. [I'm thinking of making seasonal sets as well as a set that will coordinate with the dining room decor!]
I spend whatever free-time I have (I homeschool my three youngest) designing hand-knits, free-lance writing and keeping up with blogs and other online activities....all in order to stay out of trouble!