Well, I'm back into my Fall/Winter obsession again--crocheting! I started crochet when we were waiting for Bright as a way to keep my hands busy and my pocketbook full. If I was making something for him, I was so tempted to go out and buy something for him!
Monday, October 20, 2008
As the whether started to turn cooler again I could feel my hands begin to ache for that beautiful repetitive motion. I wanted to feel the yarn in my hands, the weight of afghans on my legs as I create them.
I've begun 2 afghans as Christmas gifts, and 1 for our own family (autumn colors). I also want to make some more dishrags. I made a few last year and they are the BEST rags for scraping stuff off of the counters and stove! Last year I was a hat-making maniac, but I think my family is totally set this year so I'll probably stick with afghans and dishrags.
If you've never crocheted, consider giving it a try! It's such an inexpensive hobby. And if you run out of people to give afghans to, there are always charities that would love to have them. Actually, once I get through with my current 3 projects I plan to make some afghans to give to the homeless community that lives around us. We've got a group of folks that live around our area that I've come to recognize over the years as permanent fixtures (sadly enough).
P.S. We are feeding some kids friends!!! Eric and I are just so humbled at the donations that have come in. It was fun to open the mail today and find hundreds of meals donated!!