spent the weekend pleasantly working on gifts. I have several friends
with babies due in the coming months, and I am once again attempting an
entirely handmade Christmas that. This year I have set a goal to have
the gifts finished by the middle of December. Last year it was the
middle of March. We've all been there, when the list of gift recipients
becomes longer and our crochet time dwindles.
solution this year is to watch more television. We all have a general
idea how long our favorite television program or movie lasts, so I am
creating a list of quick and beautiful crochet patterns and categorizing
them by how long they take to complete. For an evening I don't feel
like watching a movie, I am substituting a book on tape or music
such as Tatiana's Earrings or Cuff can be whipped up and ready for
blocking in about the time it takes to watch your favorite television
show. The detailed stitch diagram is especially helpful if you are
distracted by a sudden plot twist. And working up quickly in a variety
of heavier-weight yarns, the Papa, Mama, and Baby Bear hats are also
great one-hour projects.
you are settling in to watch a fun movie, the simple single crochet
Goldilocks Hat is a great option. Another great option are the Betty's
Button-Up Mitts. I have a couple pairs of these easy mitts to finish for
friends. Each mitt takes about an hour to crochet, and a pair can be
finished as you watch your favorite movie.
of my favorite movies is the Lord of the Rings trilogy-the extended
editions, of course. And at about four hours long each, I can fit in
plenty of crochet time. Clarence the Monkey, the Campus Field Cap, or
multiples of the Goldilocks Family of Hats or Betty's Button-Up Mitts
can be marked off of my gift list in an afternoon.
Check out the great accessory patterns in the Crochet Me store. Download your favorites, turn on a great movie, and create heartfelt gifts for friends and family this year.