Rachel’s Holiday Gift Making Adventure – Part 2

By Rachel Choi – 6 Comments

Last week I told you about my Holiday Gift Making Adventure and how I didn’t even start making anything! This week I’m proud to announce that I got some DONE! Not all the way done, but getting there.

Here is the break down of what’s going on:

Aunt’s shawl – I decided to give her my “The Yuet Shawl” that I just finished. It’s lacy with a nice flower on the back of it. I think she’s going to love it! Here is the pattern info if you would like to make one too: Crochet Pattern: The Yuet Shawl

2 cousins – Last week I didn’t even know what to make them but since then my aunt gave me some great ideas. For one, I’m going to make her headbands with flowers using my Classic Headband Set Crochet Pattern. For the other, I’m going to make her animal finger puppets! (I’ll be making a pattern for these as I make them, just in case you want to make them too)

Mom – I still don’t know what to make her. I might just browse the stores to find her something if I don’t come up with anything by next week. I’ll let you know how my brainstorm goes.

That’s my update!
What have you been doing? Are you further along with your gift making?

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  1. Melody says:

    Hi my name is melody & im a beginner on crocheting i started crocheting because i am recovering from surgery & one of my friends moms told me to crochet because it will help have something to do so she taught me how. and ever since then i have been hooked on crocheting i have made 6 hats and 4 scarfes and 1 baby blanket.

    Melody Dunwiddie.

  2. D'Ann Gayler says:

    I’m so proud of you. I’m still trying to make up my mind what to give whom. I’m making lots of things. I just haven’t decided where they should go.
    Keep up the good work.

  3. Rebecca says:

    Hi Rachel,

    Why not make your mother something she will use – cloths and towels for the kitchen or a scarf/hat and/or mittens? Another idea is a quick centerpiece (round or a strip from one end to the other) for the dining room table. You could use #3 or #5 crochet cotton.

    I gave my mother a shawl in November as she doesn’t live nearby and I won’t see her again before Christmas. I’m halfway through another shawl for my mother-in-law. I made a Santa hat for my 5 year old son and gave it to him last week (he has to wear it during the excitment leading up to Christmas, of course!). I’ve made my hubby a hat and am working on a scarf – will find out if I have enough of the same color for mittens… and/or maybe I’ll finally finish sewing together an Aran afghan for him.

    If I have time, I’ll make something for my visiting sister-in-law. I also have plans to make a top down sweater for my son, but not likely before Christmas. He really appreciates the handmade things. He knows Gramma (mother-in-law) is making him some red mittens and keeps asking her when they will be finished!

    I was planning to make my father a lapghan (he’s a senior now you know!) Just teasing.

    I’m NOT making anything for my sister, brother-in-law or step-mother. I don’t think they really appreciate it.

    Rebecca in Toronto

  4. I had such high hopes of giving everyone home-made gifts this year, but, poof, the time has flown by and I have very few actually completed. I am the worst offender in the WIP category. I get bored so easily when I’m doing something that is just the same ole, same ole over and over! Yuck. I even have trouble with sleeves…..after I’ve made one, it is torture to do the other! I’m just going to give the ones I have done, and continue on and make the rest for next year! I have made a gorgeous pair of slippers with the toe part covered with little thread flowers and leaves, with a crystal bead in the center of each flower! I was really proud of the finished product! I crocheted a set of 3 little thread bears for one friend and a cute little fairy doll for my grand niece. However the afghan that I am making to look like a Rothko painting for my niece and nephew and the red, fun fur-trimmed coat I started for my sister will just have to wait till next year! Hopefully, I will be more focused and organized next year and actually get it all done!

  5. Stephenia says:

    Rachel – the shawl is beautiful, I’m sure your aunt will love it. I’m making dishrags/potholders this year for my mom and sisters. I wanted to make hats for the kids in the family, but don’t think I’ll have time this year…so many ideas, so little time!

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