One of the most relaxing things that I find time for are my crochet projects. I usually work on baby blankets for friends and family but have added full length afghans and scarves to my repertoire. I'm woefully behind on my projects, but find them relaxing nonetheless. In the last 6 months I have finished two afghans for as high school graduation presents. Of course having 3 kiddos, I was not able to devote the time to them like I would have in the past and they were very late. However, I was pleased with the final outcome of each and happy to give them something straight from the heart.
I have added scarves to my project. I made Hubby a Green Bay Packer inspired scarf for Christmas. He loved it and it always makes me happy when I see him wear it. I also found a book on scarves and matching hat patterns and have tried my hand at a basket weave. Interesting and fun.
My current project is a scarf for my niece. It is becoming a very belated birthday present and I hope it doesn't warm up before I give it to her. It's taken longer to finish than I had hoped due to not having much time to work on it, but I'm liking what I'm seeing so far.
On my to do list is to eventually make a Jayne Cobb styled hat. Hubby and I just finished watching the Firefly series and I think I might just have to make a hat for the hero of Canton...or um, Gaithersburg ;)
It's amazing to me how this act of making something for someone else lifts my spirits. I love making something for someone else and I hope they like it, too.