This winter you could say that I was bitten by the crochet bug. Once I started picking up my crochet hook again (after a long hiatus - the last time I did anything was when I made the traditional blanket for my latest nephew who is now well over a year old), it seemed like I just couldn't stop!
After finding a few projects on Pinterest that I tested out, I started to think that some of these ideas would make great Christmas gifts! And since it seems like gift-giving has taken a downward turn over the last few years (with more people turning towards donating to charities instead), I have been feeling a bit of a let-down. I'm all for donating to charities, don't get me wrong! But I have been feeling a lack of Christmas spirit as I really do enjoy giving gifts.
So this year I did both! And one thing led to another and I ended up making:
7 pairs of fingerless gloves...
partridge in a pear tree baby hat with cute little ears!
The top picture doesn't even include them all, since I had already started giving some gifts away before I had finished making for everybody on my list!
I tell you though - this, on top of the 12 Days of Christmas that I did for Les - definitely put me in a better Christmas spirit this year!
And my love for crocheting isn't stopping quite yet! Not only did I make another 2 pairs of fingerless gloves since Christmas, I also have another niece or nephew on the way to make another blanket for, AND I have a request to make a similar baby hat, another pair of fingerless gloves and a pair of leg warmers!
The fun just doesn't stop...