December has been mostly a matter of stashbusting and charity knitting. I’ve got a few more hats made for Halos of Hope (with softer yarn this time), and one in progress for my father-in-law. And now, I have at least one commissioned crochet hat to make (a second may soon follow). I haven’t made much money this year on crafts–not even enough for the IRS to care–but it’s something. Next year is going to be all about learning business skills; I’ll talk about that later. For now, I’ll leave a picture of some watchbands I made for my friend Beth. They’re interchangeable with a time piece that clips to both ends. They were originally made with jelly cord, which broke near the clasps on both pieces. I redid one with a stronger jelly cord, and did the other with tiger tail wire; I’m curious to see which lasts longer. I also threw in a pair of earrings made from some extra beads she’d thrown in but didn’t fit. It’s kind of a game . . . she gave me more money than I asked for; I made her more stuff than she asked for.
I’ve got one more thing to show before the year is out, but I ought to wait until after Christmas. Remember the barn my husband made last year, which I painted? We’ve made something else for the niece and nephew. We’re either the Cool Aunt and Uncle, or the Crazy Aunt and Uncle. Time will tell.