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« on: August 07, 2014 11:06:08 AM »

I know this is early, but I never finish up in time for Christmas. Earlier this year I ended up in hospital, so at least I've finished all my card WIPs (and even most UFO's!).

As I'm going back to college to hopefully graduate this year, there's not too much time or money to spend.

On the list so far:
Brother: Dr. Who weeping angel ornament, UFO
Boyfriend: something I can hide when he's not at work. He's really interested in what I make, which is a good thing, normally, but not for gifts.
Mother: something that feels luxurious, that she wouldn't buy for herself. Knitted lace scarf maybe?
MIL: something like that, except I don't know her very well and she doesn't really celebrate any holidays as far as I know. Her life isn't very easy and her relationship with bf hasn't always been perfect. Still, I'd like to give her something that shows I appreciate her for raising such a wonderful son, despite the circumstances, and that I / we do care. Any help on this would be very much appreciated!
Grandma: same thing as my mum, slightly adapted to suit her taste. I know they don't like getting the exact same thing
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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2014 07:13:57 AM »

Never too early for holiday crafting!! Grin
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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2014 03:14:27 AM »

Well, last year's thread started a week earlier :-P
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« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2014 03:14:56 AM »

And still I didn't finish up in time....
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« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2014 12:28:08 PM »

First one done! Potpourri bag from a free kit. Might make a few more of them, cheap and quick.
 http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=435062.0#axzz3A1BKBNwI
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« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2014 03:12:51 PM »

I've actually been waiting for this thread to pop up for a couple months now, and I finally have the majority of my list for this year finished! Of course none of it is started yet, but hey I'm still counting it as progress Wink

Mom: Hat and fingerless gloves
Dad: ??
Older sis: Boot cuffs
Little sis: boot cuffs
Grandma: Shawl
Nana: Lap blanket
Papa: Lap blanket
Aunt B: Afghan
Aunt R: Washcloths and scrubbies
Cousin: Afghan

General: Peppermint bark
GF: Fingerless gloves and a "Coffee Lovers" basket
Friend 1: Scarf
Friend 2: Scarf with owl applique
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« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2014 08:07:04 AM »

We should start with the new thread in January and make it a new year's resolution, that way some people might actually finish up....

What kind of blankets and afghans are you making?
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« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2014 11:53:16 AM »

I agree, starting the new thread immediately would be helpful. Maybe I'd actually finish my entire list then lol!

I'm crocheting all of them, I bought the "This Land is Our Land" pattern book put out by Lionbrand and I'm making a couple of those patterns. I'm also making this one that I found on ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/speed-hook-shell-afghan
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« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2014 11:08:59 PM »

I usually do OK crafting up for the holiday gift-list. My family is HUGE and I've decided to cut people off my list. Usually I begin crafting earlier, but oh well. For some reason, I'm not very inspired this yr.

FOR ADULTS

1- "Mentally Dating DEAN WINCHESTER" stenciled tshirt http://www.pinterest.com/pin/243757398557065237/

2- A set of (idk how many) dishtowels with crocheted toppers (Grandma likes them to attach to her walker/wheelchair) http://www.pinterest.com/pin/243757398557065936/

3- Braided crochet infinity scarfs -similar to this: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/243757398557065107/ (x2 1) FINISHED 1 infinity scarf in my own design instead-

4- Crocheted Afghan/throw (hopefully) for my grandma, something quick and warm.
Started: Using Bernat Collegiate Chunky (weight: superbulky) in NATURAL. It's working up quick, using a v-stitch & K hook.

5- DEAN winchester candle - inspired by this: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/243757398557065478/

6- 1 gift basket for a couple. Probably will have food like nuts/jerky/etc as she has diabetes, so I won't do sugary stuff.

7- Men's stenciled shirt, probably with a wolf image similar to this: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/283586107759094996/ (for an uncle)

I might end up crafting for some of the other people on my list too, if I have time.

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FOR KIDS

I want to make some gifts for my 2 little guys, at christmas they will be aged 2 and 3.5 & my nephew who will be 3. I just haven't made any solid plans.

1- Caterpillar colored mat - http://www.pinterest.com/pin/243757398557051948/

2- beanbags with different colors/textures

3- Feely box (if I'm feeling brave) http://www.pinterest.com/pin/243757398557051942/

4- Ollieblocks, story stones, felt finger puppets, or felt story boards. I'm not sure.  

5- simple waldorf-like doll or sock baby (x2) , again only if i'm feeling brave.. something like these http://www.pinterest.com/pin/243757398557046505/ http://www.pinterest.com/pin/243757398557046551/

6- some kinda gloves - buzzlight yr? http://www.pinterest.com/pin/243757398557046465/ or these ones: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/243757398557046501/ or monster fingerless? http://www.pinterest.com/pin/243757398557046434/ .. if all else fails, i'll definitely make these button sensory gloves (x3) http://www.pinterest.com/pin/243757398554884705/

7- Roll-up hopscotch mat (pieces secured)  http://www.pinterest.com/pin/243757398557066169/

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« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2014 08:30:46 PM »

I was gonna do a braided infinity. Somehow I ended up just doing my own thing. I like it! Anyways... 1 infinity scarf is done! (For one of best friends).  I'm 5'7" and it goes down to my knees as a draped oval, in the pic on my neck... It's double wrapped.
Used appox. 1.5 skeins of red heart light & lofty yarn in CAFE AU LAIT (clearance!!!) It's soft, warm, & cozy Wink
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