Monday, December 7, 2009

Christmas gifts

I wasn't planning on crocheting any Christmas gifts, but I keep getting inspired....
I started knitting this scarf for my SIL, but decided it's too wide for the amount of fuchsia yarn I have, so I frogged it and now I'm making it one repeat less. It's about 5" wide now. Of course I made a mistake about 10" in and didn't know how to fix it, so it's staying. This is the Old Shale Scarf, free pattern on Ravlery, designed by Tiennie. I'm making it out of Blue Sky Alpacas Sportweight 100% baby alpaca in Hibiscus.

I'm crocheting a small item for a certain someone who reads this blog... so mum's the word.

Also, did I tell you my cousin over Facebook requested a scarf for her birthday this month? I had to laugh and say, "If the Mother of God herself came down and requested I crochet her a scarf, I'd be hard pressed to find the time!". But then, I got to thinking, "What would the Mother of God want?" "What would be worthy of her?" and so my designing mind started clicking and now I'm in the early stages of trying to come up with something. Yes, I'd send it to my cousin if I can actually get something stitched, even if it's too late for her birthday.

Oh, and I'm working on getting the First Communion Dress pattern written up (finally). The teacher's aren't getting crocheted gifts this year. I just don't feel that I have the time. If I knew they wanted a handmade crocheted item, then that would be a different story. I just don't know.

3 comments:

Ghost said...

Beautiful scarf beginnings. Mistake I can't find. and Time is one of the most valuable commodities we have today. Can't buy it, sell it, save it, or call it back. Once it is gone it is gone forever. Spend it wisely and you always do.

Sara said...

The scarf looks great! I like a skinnier scarf so the 5" is about right. I just frogged a crocheted alpaca scarf I had and I'm going to make a nice something with it. Not sure yet.

Susan said...

I like the scarf! Very pretty.

I'm sure teachers would love ANYTHING crocheted. My Mom use to cross stitch a lot. She would give things she did her cross stitch on and they loved everything they got!

~ Susan