My Crochet Bucket List

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:

Colorful crochet granny square bag
Top down view of Inga’s Haekelbeutel

Designed by Inga Joana Mertens, this bag has achieved a level of fame among the denizens of 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

Bucket List 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.

2 thoughts on “My Crochet Bucket List

  1. I like it………..I will have a birthday that ends in 0 in about 3 yrs……… of those big birthdays…….and I have yet to make a bucket list of things to crochet……..although #1 on the list will be to design and crochet a wedding dress! I hope that you get your bucket list done 🙂

    1. Wow and good luck with a wedding dress. I know it’s been done, but I’d probably be able to finish a house cozy before I could figure out a dress! 🙂

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