Have a look at this pretty shopping trolley. Look at the clever design, the shiny zipper? Isn’t it beautiful? No, of course it is not. It is just a shopping trolley. A bit dull, and very black. Now, there is a little story behind this trolley. Years ago I owned a houseboat, an ark to be precise (it had a concrete bottom). An old, leaking, in pretty bad shape houseboat which I never should have bought. But I loved it. I had this amazing view over the water and over the meadowland. Ooow, I dó miss it when I see these pics again … But that was then and this is now.
When doing shopping it was quite a walk from the shops to the parking garage and I couldn’t park my car in front of the boat, so after a while I was fed up with carrying my shopping bags. My arms were killing me. And therefore I bought the shopping trolley. In those days there were no fancy trolleys with nice patterns with colourful dots or Barbapapa-prints.
No, I ended up with that black thing. It is a good quality, though, and I am so glad I never got rid (even when K says it’s an old ladies-trolley) of it as I now can use it again for carrying around my crochet-items when attending a fair. Yes, I am going to a fair!
But … the trolley needs an update. I have looked and searched on the internet but I couldn’t find anything I had in mind. Must figure out myself what to do next. First, the colours. I have one rule: No black with bright colours. Absolutely Not. Black is, in my opinion, only nice with white, cream-white, grey, and non-bright colours such as dark green and heather. Black with red? Yuk … Black with pink? Noooo …
I don’t have much black yarn in the house and I am not allowed to buy any, so I have to crochet with what I have in my stash. A couple of colours would do and I came up with these five: three shades of grey, one white and one black. This’ll do.
The granny I made for this trolley was a version (my own) of the sunburst granny. I really like this one, as it has a circle in it that gives a bit the idea of a flower.
There, one done, only eight to go. And maybe more if I get carried away.
To be continued …