Posts tagged Gifts

Why I’ve not been posting.

A close-up of mystery item #1

A close-up of mystery item #1

I’ve been busy DOING, instead of TALKING about doing!  😉

The above is another item crossed off my Christmas To-Do list.  It’s pretty much done – it just needs minor last-minute fiddling with (the kind of last-minute fiddling that always needs to be done – weaving in ends and whatnot).

Then I did this – just a teaser pic, like I’ve been doing with most of these things.

I REALLY want a new camera.  I don’t know if I’m just getting spoiled seeing photos from better cameras or if it’s really getting crappy or WHAT… but I can NEVER get the kind of pic I want the first time around.  And sometimes I can’t get it at ALL.

Then there was this little beauty.  It was a little tedious working on it – it’s all single crochet.  But the finished product is SO worth it!  The texture on this thing is amazing.

As soon as I finished it, inspiration hit.  I decided I was going to make something for my MIL this year (first time ever!), but I couldn’t decide what.   While gazing at my stash for a minute, this lovely rose-colored marled yarn I’d just bought a couple of days before started screaming at me: “Hat & Scarf set!!  For Jackie!!”  (no, sis, not you, if you remember, my MIL’s name is Jackie too.  AND she’s got the same birthday as you!)  So I’m designing my own.  I’ll be writing up the pattern and offering it here (for free) as soon as I’m finished.  Definitely within the next week, I’d say.  I’ve already got the hat done, I’m just working up the scarf now.

So… that’s why I’ve been so quiet.  My fingers have been busy!

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Maybe THIS year I’ll get them finished!

Image found via Flickr

Image found via Flickr

Yep, I’m talking Christmas here.  Already.

The thing is, most years I have all these plans in my head, but never actually get around to starting them, and therefore nobody gets the gifts I imagined for them.  Or, if I do get around to starting it (which has happened a couple of times), I put it down and never finish it.  Three times I can remember starting and finishing a Christmas gift for someone in the same year.  Yup, only three.

However, this year?  I’m starting NOW.  I’ve just started one gift for my aunt, something that I don’t think will take very long to do.  I won’t be posting pics until after Christmas, though, because there’s a chance she’ll see this blog and I don’t want to be spoiling the surprise!

I also have plans for making the above-mentioned aunt’s husband something, as well as my sister and her children (no, sis, no amount of begging is going to get me to tell you, so 😛 ).  I’ve decided I’m going to start with small projects, and then, IF I’ve got enough time, I might do some bigger projects.  But maybe if I actually get STARTED in September, I’ll be FINISHED by Christmas.

One can hope, anyway.

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