To make this short, when I did this list, I was 100% sold on making all my Christmas gifts this year. However, as I grew in craft skill-set, through some recent experiences and encounters I’ve had, it seems that some people I know are just not yarn-worthy. They consider what I do “old women stuff” and are not very appreciative of the time, effort, energy, love and sometimes cost it takes to create a great hand-made gift. Not that anything’s wrong with their choice — they like what they like and I like what I like — no biggie. I know though that I wouldn’t want to give a gift that’s not appreciated especially since many times the effort and cost of a hand-made gift is way more than just purchasing something from a store.
This hysterically funny diagram from Panopticon really helped me asked my own questions to narrow down who’s yarn-worthy and who’s not; go through it, you might find that you either have more yarn-worthy people in your life or … less. 😀
That said, the only hand-made gifts I’ll be making this year is for my co-workers. One of them requested a scarf and all the others will be receiving spa-packages. The children in my life will all be receiving books and since my immediate family live in the Tropics … errrrr … handmade yarny gifts wouldn’t be very practical! 😀
Each spa package will contain face-cloths or face scrubs. After the “Gift That Never Was”, I’ve learned my lesson and got some KnitPicks Dishie to make those items. 😀 I didn’t want to go with traditional Christmas colours, so I chose a more Spring-like palette for the cloths. I got:
I rounded up that order with some Cotlin in gorgeous Chartreuse! This with some Wallaby from my stash would make a great combo for a striped sweater that I’ll start after the holidays. This is my inspiration sweater:
I’m not sure why this is a “Goodbye” item! In my opinion, it’s a slept on colour. Look at this gorgeousness then tell me that I’m wrong! 😛
But the sweater’s a side-note, so let’s leave that alone for now. 😀
What’s more important, have you started your Christmas crafting yet?