2012 Christmas Crochet Crazy

Weird title right? Well that is the only title I could come up with to accurately describe what this post will be about. Not only did I get a Paradise Fibers Yarn Swift II for Christmas last year…I also received these other crafty goodies! (I was a VERY good girl.)

Knit Happy Stitch Happy Idea Notebook & Pen Desk Set: Red

stitch happy idea notebook - thesteadyhandblog.com

Santa (my hubby) couldn’t find the crochet equivalent of this notebook. I guess they were all sold out. He didn’t want to get the knitting one so because I also sew he decided to go with the Stitch Happy. These are very neat since the front cover and backing are hard plastic. The pen clips into the side. I have started using this to draft crochet patterns or make notes when I am sewing something for the first time.

Tulip Etimo Steel Crochet Hook Set

Tulip Etimo Steel Crochet Hook Set - thesteadyhandblog.com

The picture doesn’t really do it justice but I took this picture Christmas night and it wasn’t even opened yet and all the hooks were out of their holders. I already have the regular set of Etimo Crochet Hooks but I also like to work with crochet thread which this set would be better for. I seriously could not believe it when I opened the package. I have already tried one hook out and I just can’t put into words how much better it is to grip compared to the regular steel hooks.

Knitting 2013 Day-to-Day Calendar

Knitting 2013 Day-to-Day Calendar - thesteadyhandblog.com

Okay so this is not related to crochet at all. I was telling my sister of how I wanted to learn to knit as well and she got me this. I guess it is a push to either do it or not. I have been talking about it but never really tried. This year I am going to give knitting a try! Now I just need to get some sticks.

Ammees Babies TotOrganizer Zip Pocket Hook Organizer 4 1/2″X7″ ABG200

Ammees Babies TotOrganizer Zip Pocket Hook Organizer  - thesteadyhandblog.com

This was another gift from my husband. You can never have too many hook cases! I love the colors on it but I am not impressed with the zipper. It keeps sticking and when I open it – it doesn’t lay flat. I am not bad-mouthing my gift at all. I love it – just wanted to let you know the flaws.

Knitter’s Pride Dreamz Symfonie Wood Crochet Hook Set Single Ended

Knitter's Pride Dreamz Symfonie Wood Crochet Hook Set Single Ended - thesteadyhandblog.com

wood crochet hook set - thesteadyhandblog.com

Now I think I have enough crochet hooks! I have always wanted to try a wooden crochet hook. I didn’t expect to get a whole set. These are amazing and fit perfectly into my new crochet hook case. They are smooth and easy to grip. The best thing about them is how light they are. I have tried using them on different types of yarns and found that they work the best on very lightweight yarns.

Yes, I am spoiled. I know. BUT you also have to know that I told Santa exactly what I wanted before hand. I practically drilled it into him so there is no way he could misunderstand or forget. I may have even written it down for him a couple of times. Either way Christmas was very good!

What crafty stuff did you get for Christmas last year?

I did not receive any compensation for this post. I did NOT receive any of this items for free. I do have affiliate links in this post. All opinions are my own.

Written byAprile Mazey
The Steady Hand

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