Okay, so this is actually old, but let's pretend it's not! Because I have very little other content to offer you.
I finally mustered the nerve to crochet something marginally useful and pretty. Not that I can't crochet, but I don't have the pattern-reading fluency yet. And I can't make anything too complicated because I'm left-handed and if I'm not careful it all comes out backward. So I made the Mermaid Scarf, which is a free pattern from Interweave.
5 1/2 balls of Laines du Nord Cashsilk
Lots of safety pins, but not too much time!
Once I got the hang of where to attach the motifs to each other, this thing was a breeze.
It comes out something like this.
I don't know what I did to the camera settings, I'm sorry.
Here it is laying in a lump.
Or you can roll it up, which makes for an interesting gifty package, if you need something gifty.
I didn't have enough space to wet-block it, because we were in the process of packing to move. But I was able to steam it out fairly well. Maybe if I had tougher little fingers I could have gotten it to be more open.
I love this little scarf, but I need something warmer these days. While we haven't had very cold weather here, I still like to bundle up.
Only five days 'til Christmas! I can't wait to see my family, especially the little kids when they get excited.