I mainly crochet baby blankets, bed size blankets and lap throws, some for us, some as gifts. I keep thinking about maybe trying to sell some on Etsy or ebay or at craft fairs, but just haven't got around to it. I do fairly straightforward things now.....when I was in my teens I used to make tops or cardis, and once made a very fine cotton lace tablecloth as a present for my mother - don't have the patience for that sort of thing now. And in any case, my eyesight's not that good anymore!
When we were away last week, I went in a lovely wool shop and bought some beautiful yarns, 3 different lots, enough to make 2 or 3 throws plus some hats with the clever Loom Knitting kit I also bought. I can't knit to save my life, but the loom knitting frames are like giant versions of those French Knitting things we used to do as children.....cotton reels with 4 nails banged into them. Even I can manage that sort of knitting!
And I noticed yesterday that Lucy of Attic24 is going to start a new Crochet-a-long blanket in January, she's just made the wool pack available in Wool Warehouse. I love Lucy's designs, so of course I just had to buy that as well.
OH keeps having little digs about the amount of wool I've bought, but I tell him it's all useful, it keeps me happy and occupied whilst he's at work, and at least I'm not buying clothes or shoes or unnecessary crap!