Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Presents...

In the end, I decided to move away from the jewelry idea for now, since I never tried something like that before.

Instead, I decided to crochet bookmarks, since all the people who get presents from me either read or read the Bible. 

Clever yes. 

I'm even doing more than one pattern to keep things interesting for me. 

There's only one problem, though... 

I have very neat, tidy and tiny crochet stitches. To say that this is a pain in the backside when using yarn that's thin enough to fit between pages of a book is the understatement of the millennium. 

For one thing, I've crocheted for seven hours and managed to finish one bookmark. 

On my right hand, I can't feel my thumb and my fore and middle fingers are red. My left hand is cramping for some inexplicable reason. 

I may or may not be going cross-eyed. 

I REALLY hope that people appreciate my presents...

What about you? Anyone else making presents this year? Have you finished them/finished buying them? 

P.S. I'll show pictures with links to the patterns soon, in case anyone is interested. :-)

7 comments:

Claudia Moser said...

Wonderful idea, I did some knitting so I have the same hope as you!

Steph Schmidt said...

Handmade presents exude love so of course they'll appreciate it! I know your pain, even with the sharpest needle my hands began to ache while I was sewing through several layers of heavy velvet making my cloak. I found keeping my hands warm helped take away some of the pain.

Ricardo MiƱana said...

Hello, great pleasure to go through your beautiful space, I wanted to greet you this holiday season, so you can understand the reading I have a translator on my blog Brisa poetic
Happy Holidays!
a hug.

Mike Keyton said...

Misha, the thought is wonderful The process sounds like one of the minor circles of Hell. I hope your recipients appreciate it. I really do

Donna Hole said...

I think its cool you're making your Christmas presents. Wow, that is a lot of work. Hope your fingers are up to it :)

Have a good Christmas Misha.

......dhole

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Wow...I bet it is hard to work with yarn that is that thin. I don't know how to crochet, but love how the finished products look. I'm sure everyone will love the bookmarks!

Have a safe and happy Christmas.

Nas Dean said...

Oh, lovely! I loved crocheting and knitting but with eye strain now...

All the best!