This little basket was made last night with the giant ball of carpet wool that was mentioned a few posts back. It is about six inches in diameter and four inches tall, a useful size for keeping things in........ I hoped that it would be stiff and strong, but despite being washed in very hot water and dried in the clothes dryer, it did not shrink or stiffen up - if anything it stretched a bit and became a trifle softer. I shall have to find some way of making it more functional - perhaps some strong starch? The other things I made with this coarse woollen yarn were a series of long thick crochet cords - with the intention of using them in the garden to tie up tall annuals or tomatoes or other leggy things. I think it should work, they will be environmentally friendly and hopefully last outside for a season.