This is (some of) what’s been keeping my crochet hook busy over the past two months:

I decided that Christmas gifts for my office were all going to be handmade this year; it’s a good thing I started early! In addition to the doilies above, I crocheted (also in thread) a coaster for a friend in the building next door, and six cotton baskets/bowls for the guys at work (I filled the bowls with chocolates ;-)). It took about twenty minutes to go around distributing everything to folks’ desks after hours, which was fun.

Additional detail:

This one I made for my boss:

You’d think I’d be sick of making doilies by now, wouldn’t you? But, the bug continues — now I’m working on a lily of the valley pattern that’s quite pretty, for a friend out in the Twin Cities…