The first thing I learned was how to knit scarves. Then, it was booties and hats. Here is a set that I made for my brother's first child:
The colors could go with either sex. Back then, we didn't know until the baby was born, which it would be.
But I guess not everyone appreciates the yarnly gifts.
For many years, each Christmas, I would bake dozens of chocolate chip cookies for my family, gifted in coffee cans that I would save throughout the year. My siblings especially looked forward to these edibles.
One year, I decided to do something different, and crocheted granny-square afghans, one for each sibling (I had 7 at the time). This took all year, and many trips to TG&Y for yarn.
I even made a special one for my brother Joe, who was a big San Francisco Giants baseball fan.
I presented the afghans, and most of the recipients seemed to be pleased, but I could see them looking around, questioningly. My brother Tom asked: "But where are the COOKIES?"
At least my sister was kind enough to take a photo of the one that I made for her.
The last time I crocheted something was in 2011, for a charity called "Blankets of Hope". Here is the one I donated, after 3 months of crocheting:
Knitting figured in my artwork once, as well, in one of my "Bizzart" drawings:
After that, I put away the crochet hooks and knitting needles...and took up sewing.