I keep seeing some really neat handmade blankets shared on Facebook. And one of my old bosses is semi-retired now and using all her leftover yarns to make hats for preemies for her local hospital. They are SOOO adorable! My Aunt crochets like it's nobody's business. I don't think she knows how to sit still and she is retired now so she's making even more things. If she hears someone is pregnant; she's sending a blanket. She even made my DD one while on a Caribbean cruise. She has even sent me home with a blanket for my stepsister that she never met. Last winter we came home with super adorable hats and my kids each had new blankets for their beds. She had already made the kids blankets for their beds that they use year round. They have multiple baby/toddler size blankets they still like too. You just can't beat a handmade blanket! Now that my cousins are busy having babies; she's making sweaters and all kinds of things. Can you knit/crochet/sew? But me? I tried. My fingers cramped, my eyes crossed. I won't say I've completely given up learning to crochet; but it's not on my list of things to learn yet. Then I see some of these awesome projects and wish I could. If I lived near my Aunt I'd have asked her to teach me years ago. I learned what I did mainly off books and the internet before YouTube got so helpful. Maybe over the kids summer break I can try again. I just think I would learn it much easier with in-person instruction. I can do some sewing. My Grandma taught me some things on her machine and I took lessons for a few months at a fabric store. So I've used a pattern to sew before; but I wouldn't count on my skills there for anything too fancy. I have made some curtains. I added lining to the curtains for my kitchen windows. I learned to make a quilt via YouTube a few years ago. I have fabric to make a fleece blanket for DD; but I need the time to work on it. I made DS one with satin binding a couple years ago. What I'm not comfortable doing is taking in the sides of dresses. My DD is tall and slender so many dresses need a little help to fit right. Normally I ask my BFF to do those. She makes the cutest vintage/retro styled clothing. It's a natural skill for her and she has her own business. Funnily enough; she doesn't like making home decor stuff like curtains and pillows. I have fabric and more lining set aside to make curtains for our bathrooms but I haven't gotten around to that yet either. One of these days!!