I've been super busy recently creating some lovely presents for Christmas! I recently taught myself to crochet using a magazine! This is a big thing for me as I've tried soooo many times to crochet and failed miserably (not quite as bad as my attempts at knitting though which always end up triangular!)
The great thing about crochet is once you get the hang of it you can make things pretty quickly - it took me a little while to get used to the double crochet stitch - I still haven't quite got the idea of reading a pattern or other stitches yet but I'm really happy I can do this now!
I started off making a few very boring, single colour scarves to practice the stitch. I then tried making a single colour snood and following the success of that I tried out a purple snood for my beautiful friend in America to go in her present box.
Then I tried making a Sailor Moon inspired snood for myself. My youngest sister like it so much that she asked me to make her a Chibi Moon scarf! By this point I'd more or less got the idea of what I was doing and felt more comfortable winging it!
The last few things I've made as gifts I love so much I'd quite like to keep for me! Especially the turquoise and glittery pink snood! The colours are so bright and cheerful.
Can any of you crochet? How about knitting? Do you like to make presents for your friends too? Let me know on the comments below!
Ta-ta for now,