My hands have been busy lately, crocheting and knitting Christmas gifts. Since I'm always more about the process than the end product, I don't often finish projects. But this year, I'm happy to say, I've so far completed two in time for Christmas: a bright red cotton crocheted afghan for my parents and a pea green capelet. Including I and completed in a sentence is worthy of a "whoo-hoo!"
Pictured, from top to bottom, are the works still in progress: a blue and white cotton crocheted afghan for our 9 yo little guy; a shades-of-blue checkered (in texture) cotton knitted scarf for our 6yo little gal who chose the yarn and would not budge on it no matter the brighter colors I showed her; a not-yet-started brown woolen knitted helmet liner for our 14yo Civil Air Patrol cadet (this is the project that scares me into frozen numbness, and so it is not yet started); and – finished right after this photo was taken – a pea green cotton crocheted capelet with brown ribbon decoration for our 12yo ballerina.
I have to do more than one project at once, or I'll get so fed up and/or bored that I won't pick the thing up again (I know myself well after all these years of being me!).
But it's easy to do several projects at once when they are so simple. These projects are done with easy-peasy stitches so that my easily-distracted mind can work on them while multitasking. I've been crocheting and knitting in snippets all Autumn, taking whichever project tickles my fancy, to ballet rehearsals, to the library, to the movie theatre, to the Nutcracker, to the beach, in car rides, and even to a church service (I honestly listen better when my hands are preoccupied!).
Are your hands busy making gifts for Christmas?