You all know I've been knitting and crocheting. Well, this week I discovered the knitting looms. Those little plastic doo-dads that you can knit on instead of using knitting needles. Pretty cool.
Now, I don't think these will replace the knitting needles for me. I still enjoy knitting the traditional way, but the looms are pretty amazing. The knitting is much faster using those. I bought one for my granddaughter and she's spent a few days with us and we've been knitting on our looms together. :-) Such fun memories! I made a baby "cocoon" this week and it took no time at all. Then I made a matching bear hat with traditional needles to go with the cocoon. Sooooo cute. I would show you pictures, but my husband is the techie when it comes to that stuff and I'd have to have him do it. :-)
I've knitted scarves and hats for gifts, but I'm not skilled enough yet to make anything really amazing. :-) I know that sometimes when we think of homemade we think of cheesy or cheap. I hope to get good enough one day that people will look forward to my homemade gifts (instead of trying to switch presents with someone else).
What do you think of receiving homemade gifts for Christmas? Do you ever make any to give away?