Thursday, December 16, 2010

Gifting

Every year I convince myself that it will be the year our holidays are completely handmade, and every year I fail at it.*  This year is no exception.  I had grand plans for knitted gifts for everyone on my list, and now Christmas is a little over a week away and I have nothing to show for it.  Well, not nothing...I have two dishcloths and a sweet little pink and white baby sweater for my cousin...and a Christmas sweater on the needles for Connor and a nearly finished cowl.  But I wanted to make fingerless mitts for the ladies 10 washcloths and mittens or hats for the fellas.  It's possible I can finish the washcloths and make hats for everyone (that's 7 hats,people), if it's in a bulky weight yarn or a doubled worsted weight.  Truthfully, what I should do is work on one item each month and then by Christmas I'll be done.  In theory.   What I want to do is knit finish Connor's Christmas sweater, make something for my lovely hubbie and do a bunch if things just for me!  I rarely knit for myself and I have so many things I want to make, so many projects in my queue that i never get to because i am always knitting something for someone.  There aren't enough hours in the day to get it all done!  I am thinking of not knitting my brother a hat this year, (because we have some revision work to do on his Viking hat) and instead making him something funny and stitchy.  Anyway, we are getting in the Christmas spirit and this weekend the house will be cleaned and decorated, cards will be sent and gift planning will begin!


*Although, last year I whipped up two hats before Christmas and a pair of mittens by January..so that's not tooo bad....

1 comment:

Stephenie Daily said...

Best wishes on your ambitions. I'm planning on making the remaing Christmas gifts on Christmas Eve! We girls got time management down! Yeah baby!