It's close to Christmas.
You know what that means. Handmade Christmas!
Of course with the 99% chance we'll be going to Alaska for Christmas, it means gifts have to be quick.
Did I ever mention that during my blogging hiatus crocheting finally clicked with me?
My dear Jersey friend Chris patiently taught me the basic stitches one summer afternoon a few years ago. I think when Mooch was an infant. Although I got those stitches down, reading patterns still eluded me. This past year I figured out how to do a granny square (those corners! I couldn't figure them out!). And I was able to start reading crochet patterns.
But not very hard patterns. Like the Dick and Jane of crochet patterns!
All that said, I'm creating a Christmas present that isn't 100% crochet. There's a bit of quilting in it too. Another one of my Dick and Jane crafts.