I wanted to show you a few of my craft related Christmas gifts, firstly this knitting calendar that has over 100 lovely usable patterns, gloves, scarves, baby clothes, so many that I want to make. And a book of simple crochet patterns, will this be the year I eventually learn. I really do want to be able to crochet but I think I'd be better having someone to teach me in the old 'sit by nellie' way so I might look into classes once the winter is over.
These lovely patchwork bags that came from a friend in Taiwan who took early retirement last year and enrolled for a course. I am amazed at the quality of her work (and slightly embarrassed at my own poor patchwork efforts). For now I'm knitting socks, I started a pair to knit in the car and enjoyed them so much I started another. Uninspired but so relaxing, I could tell myself I've started my 2010 Christmas crafting early, that'll be right.