Start Today and Finish by January 1st
I did it! I finished all of my gift-giving crochet projects for this year. The last stitch is worked; the last present unwrapped to resounding approval. Seeing the appreciation of each handworked item made the hours spent crocheting and a few late nights worth every stitch. I know you have felt the same way this season. There is nothing so sweet as the smile on a person's face as they open the gift you so carefully made just for them.
Now there is just one week left until New Year's Eve. And before 2011 wraps up and you begin 2012, there is just enough time to do something for you. Spoil yourself and whip up something to wear as you welcome in the New Year.
With a spool of brightly colored wire and a handful of sparkling beads, crocheted wire jewelry adds the perfect twinkle to any New Year's Eve ensemble. Wire crochet is a quick and easy way to add a little bling to your wardrobe. This technique uses simple crochet stitches, such as chains and single crochets, and sometimes beads to create an intricate mesh. The Seaweeds Necklace and Bracelet or Squares Necklace from Crochet with Wire would create a quick and striking addition to your jewelry box.
If your New Year's plans involve spending time outdoors, the Crochet Cap and Ruffled Cravat from One Skein work up quickly in a bulky yarn and provide warmth and fashion. The best part is that each requires only one skein. You can crochet both up in a few evenings and start the New Year sporting your yarny passion.
I think the Hex Sipper Bag from Crocheted Gifts would make a fabulous party clutch. These colorful motifs are joined as you go, working up very quickly. I would crochet them with a yarn that had just a touch of sparkle for the occasion.
Give yourself a double gift this week with an instantly downloadable eBook and you're own crocheted gift. Check out the Crochet Me shop for a great selection of eBooks filled with quick projects perfect for your New Year's celebration.