Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Another accomplishment.....I finished the pair of crocheted socks! My first ever attempt! I'm incredibly proud of how they turned out! I made them as a part of a crochet-along on Cafemom, and I decided that since my mother-in-law was the only one that I hadn't been able to find anything for at that time, and she's always cold, I figured it made sense to give her the slipper socks for Christmas! And I was right. :) Turns out, she was very pleased with them, and her reaction of "you made these?!" was one I love getting as much as I love the sense of accomplishment of finishing a project! (I need to get a picture with better lighting, because they look a lot darker than they really are, but here are a couple of pictures of the finished pair):
And here's a better picture of the actual color of them (back when I only had one sock done):
Needless to say, I'm incredibly satisfied with my latest creations, and am very much looking forward to starting and finishing whatever pops into my head next! Merry Christmas to all!
Friday, December 21, 2007
Sunday, December 9, 2007
I'm so excited! I decided to try the CAL (crochet-a-long, for those of you not craftily inclined...LOL) for Cafemom this month. We're making socks! I've never even tried crocheting socks before and am super excited about it! And the more I work on it, the more excited I get! I think I just like having the satisfaction of creating something with my own hands and watching it take shape. It's amazing! No matter how many years I continue to crochet (and hopefully, one day, I'll learn how to knit, too), I don't think I'll ever lose the satisfaction and amazement of watching something form under my very own fingertips.
And since my mother-in-law is the only one I've not been able to find a Christmas present for, I'm making them for her! Yay! It's perfect, too, because she's always cold. LOL So, YAY! I'm happy! :)