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Holiday Crochet: 4 days

4 days left, well actually 3 and maybe a few more if you are like me and have several “after Christmas-Christmas get togethers”. I will more than likely be crocheting on Christmas day, since I’m meeting up with family and friends on the 27th, and then on the 29th.

What do I have to finish? Fingerless glove covers…Yes, they are fingerless and go over the top of stretchy gloves. But those can be done after Christmas because we’re meeting that part of the family after New Years. Right now there is a cravat to be done a set of wash cloths, more wash cloths, a scarf and hat, a cravat, and another cravat, and doll cloths. The bunny slippers are complete other than the embroidery for the eyeballs. I do have to complete another scarf and hat set, or maybe just a hooded scarf. We’ll see what else needs to be done 😉

I still need to think of something to make for my son who really really really wants Mom to make him something for Christmas. I’m thinking about a mesh bag for his Tae Kwon Do stuff. That won’t take long and is cool 🙂

Anyway, that’s my list, and I’ll post pics maybe tomorrow or Wednesday. I’m rather proud of the cute little bunny slippers I made for my little neice’s American Girl Doll 😉 They are too much fun, now I have to make the matching bath robe, and hat, scarf belt and sweater 🙂 A hooker’s work is truly never done.

No stress though, it is now into the crochet zen time 😉 I am one with my hook, and it is one with me…and making the doll clothes brought the magic back. What did I say, I knew it could come back, it always does!

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Holiday Crochet: Gifts for Crocheters!

I am going to make a brief departure from our regularly scheduled posting about cool and quick holiday crochet gifts, and make a nice suggestion list for those who will gift US!

Over the years my husband has been very supportive of my hooking and yarn and fiber and wheel habit, some of his gifts to me have included:

  • Handturned crochet hooks (made by him)
  • Handturned Nostepinnes (made by him)
  • A rocking chair…yeah it’s crochet equipment, I sit in it to spin and to crochet 😉 (he made that too, yes I know I’m lucky!)
  • A hook holder
  • An Ott light because I asked for it. (Though I don’t like it, it’s not real light spectrum, it’s a blue spectrum light and that doesn’t work for my eyeballs.)
  • Light up crochet hooks, cause dang it they are too cool and can second as mini light sabers.
  • Several wads of cash to go buy yarn (as a present, not me just buying it).

So other than these nifty ideas I thought to make a list for you to give your Significant Other, Partner, Mom, Dad, Uncles/Aunts, Kids, Cousins, Friends, and co-workers.

  • Gift Certificates to craft supply stores or better yet your Local Yarn Store ( If they are nice)
  • Funky tape measures, yarn cutters, scissors, and stitch markers for crochet
  • Yarn bag
  • Plastic totes for yarn storage
  • Shelving for tote storage
  • Under the bed boxes for yarn storage
  • Cool crochet hook sets
  • Books: of course there is always our CLF First Ever Book, but there are others out there too! Everything from Amigurumi to How to’s. A favorite of mine is Lily Chin’s “Crochet Tips & Tricks”, it’s invaluable!  For the crocheter with everything, how about Mary Beth Temple’s lasted offering, Hooked for Life; Confessions of a Crochet Zealot” it’s a great read, lots of fun, and I don’t know a crocheter that won’t identify with one or more of the chapters! 
  • Subscriptions to your favorite crochet magazines are another great suggestion!
  • How about a membership to the CGOA?
  • How about signing you up for the Crochet @ Cama Retreat in 2010 sponsored by the CLF? Registration opens Dec. 31, so they can just make you a little card saying “Yeah! sign up for that!”

Any other good ideas for gifting US? Leave them in a reply here!

Holiday Crochet: Crochet as Art


crochet circle

Originally uploaded by dizziebizzielizzie

Not all recipients of our gift giving are into clothes, or cuddlies. Some of them may be into objet d’art!

CLF member bizzielizzie made this gorgeous piece using her free form skills!

It’s amazing what we can do as crocheters with found objects, and scrap yarn! Pull out your stitch dictionary and play!! Pretty bobbles, stitch markers (especially those pretty ones made for the other needle art!) and buttons make great embellishments in our work!

This is definately an idea for those hard to buy for folks on our holiday gift giving list!