My next birthday is one of those birthdays that ends in zero, and for reasons I don’t fully understand, particular importance is attached to such birthdays.
My mother has suggested that I celebrate by not telling anyone (I guess that is now eliminated as an option), and I have dutifully informed my husband of the gifts my high school classmates have received as each has reached this milestone, but when he asked me what I wanted, I could think of nothing to tell him other than “a pair of jeans that fit and don’t make me cry.” I truly had no idea what I wanted. No idea, that is until I came across a book on his dresser.
The title of the book is 1,000 Places to See Before you Die: A Traveler’s Life List. Compiled by Patricia Schultz, it is organized into seven geographically related sections and an index to those seven sections. It occurred to me, as a relentlessly enthusiastic crocheter, I needed compile my own list of 100 Things to Crochet Before I Die.
But where to start? For me, I started with this bag and include it here because of it’s bucket-like shape:
Designed by Inga Joana Mertens, this bag has achieved a level of fame among the denizens of Ravelry.com where it has been made and remade in a variety of forms. If I had not already made several of them, this would definitely be on my Crochet Bucket List.
Starting at 100, I will, over the next few months work my way up the list. Here are the first three I can think of:
100. Learn to crochet a spiral.
99. This Scarf
98. This bicycle skirt
So, at this point, except for a bicycle to go with the bicycle skirt, I guess what I really want for my birthday this year is something no one else can get me.