I have been knitting for some time but when I've been watching my friends crochet I was intrigued with the art. Crochet seems to have some distinct advantages over knitting - it's easier to correct mistakes and if your hook get hijacked by a toddler you only have to find one loop to put it back - not so with knitting. Crochet is easier to carry around and the hooks aren't dangerous to toddlers - unlike knitting needles which seems to hold an odd attraction to my 3 year old. He seems to think they are either drumsticks or a sword (and a knitting needle can inflict some real damage if used that way!!) So, I learned how to crochet a few weeks ago. After some great demonstrations from my friend and reading several books I got the hang of it. And the best thing I discovered - I can crochet and hold nursing or sleeping baby at the same time!!! (that may change when she gets bigger but for now it's great!!)
This baby blanket is what I've been working on: But it's time to set that aside for a short time and begin working on some Christmas presents: I love to keep my hands busy and I have found that when my hands are busy my brain does not tread down paths that it shouldn't. Because of that I actually think my busy hands even in my rest time pleases God. It's good discipline for my mind and helps with the family budget when I can create gifts from home. So, what are you working on? Are you creating Christmas gifts this year?