The Room is Clean and Christmas LoomingBy Veronica Smith – 18 Comments
Well the craft room is organized and my excitement sparked about what I can do with all the new found (well re-found) yarns, threads and what-not. I do want to try my hand at adding crochet to fabric to jazz up clothes and things. It should be simple enough in most cases. I think I will start by making some lacy edges for a plain top or 2 and see how that goes. I have some knee length pants that I wouldn’t mind jazzing up a bit. I thought I might undo the side seam and crochet a narrow panel as an insert. I will have to think about that one for a bit.
Some ideas I have:
Use the Angel Wings Necklace without the neck strap and put it on a ‘V’ shaped neckline.
Use the Royal Scarf and just make it the length to go around the base of a shirt or jean leg.
Also read “Stick a Flower on it.”
Then it happened – I was in the Post Office and there was a large sign with a count down to Christmas. Now I know not everybody reading this will celebrate the Christian Christmas, however there will be those who do, or maybe you have another celebration coming up. I came home and made up a list on my computer with all the names of the people that we shall be giving gifts to this year.
Next to them I have written what they shall be getting. Not all are crochet related however a lot are. I have made the font black for the names. The presents are in a blue font if I have them here already and in red if I need to make or purchase them still. There are a lot of red ones. I am also going to make hair ties and small toys whilst sitting at bus stops and dancing lessons so I can give to the local non-denominational charity that makes up baskets for those on lesser income who cannot provide for Christmas. I am going to make things like hand towels and bath sets for the women as well, however I am a bit stumped as to what to make the men. We get a list that says ‘x’ number of boys/girls under 4 etc – all in age group and gender blocks and then how many adults and how many Grandparents and how many elderly that are on their own. It is summer here at Christmas so scarves and beanies aren’t quite the thing! Any suggestions?
There are a heap of free patterns on Crochet Spot and in the store however in need to be pointed in the right direction for ideas. Women of all ages are simpler and children are pretty easy to, however boys from about 10 to grandpa – I have no idea. Phone covers, I would suspect, are not needed for these families.
Well, whilst you’re putting on your thinking caps for me suggesting what I can make for charity for men you can let me and other readers know what your up to for the ‘silly season’.
How do you organize what you do?
Have you started or finished or still getting motivated?
What percentage of gifts do you think will be crochet related?
What Crochet Spot things have you decided to make this year for gifts?