Uh oh! The holiday season is approaching. Time to work on those knitted and crocheted Chanukah and Christmas gifts! I'm really tired of giving people scarves. Two years ago, I gave lots of people 100% cotton hand-crocheted washcloths with fancy soap. I called them "spa" cloths just so they'd sound laa-dee-dah. Everyone loved 'em. Last year I was into a Newsboy Hat frenzy. Everyone got a Newsboy or a rolled brim hat. The news is old. Time to think of something to replace the scarf, washcloth and hats.
I am making a few special gifts for my family. My brother (who supposedly UPS'd my custom-made ukulele yesterday) is getting a cardigan sweater vest in Cascade wool, tan-heather in color. My sister-in-law is getting a felted bag, purple, red and aqua (her fave colors). Not sure about Mr. Larry or my Mom. For the girls at the office, I thought I'd crochet them each one of those cool-looking 60's and 70's belts with some sort of chunky belt buckle. They're all the rage for skinny girls these days.
For everyone else, I came up with good ol' Grandma Crocheted Slippers!!! Who doesn't like slippers? The pattern is easy. All you have to do is knit or crochet a rectangle, sew it in the proper places, add a pom-pom or a flower and you're good to go!
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