With Thanksgiving behind me and Christmas yet to look forward to I think it finally hit me -- I have to get knitting for Christmas!
I love to give something that I made. A handmade gift seems to have more quality and character than something you picked up at a store. Granted the quality of these handmade gifts have varied depending on my age and skill level.
When I was really little and had first learned how to crochet I got on a "crochet-slipper kick" and all my presents that year were crochet slippers. They were abominable. My poor mother must have died laughing in some closet after I gave her a pair.
Then came the knitted vest phase. I was about 16 and I thought vests were so cool. My mother seemed to like the one I made for her so I made my sisters vests too. My oldest sister just came across the one I made for her and with my hearty permission she is planning on felting it and making it into something else!
Now, I rarely make the same gift for everyone. I would rattle them off but... they need to be kept a secret until Christmas!
Happy Christmas Knitting everyone!