I've just about decided that even though I take my family into consideration as to their likes and dislikes etc. That if they don't like the gift that I crocheted/knitted them, then oh well. At the very least it provided me with a few hours of entertainment. That and I try to only craft for people who really do "get" it.
The more I think about this, the more I think that perhaps I'm getting more out of crocheting these gifts than my family will get out of having them. Sure, my mom will have a pretty scarf she can wear a few weeks out of the year (Tennessee doesn't really get that amazingly cold), but from that same scarf, I learned how to make cables. Which one of us really gets more out of this?
This is one of those Christmas lessons, isn't it? Up there with "you'll put your eye out, kid!"
I wish you and yours a lovely Merry Christmas.