Christmas is in two days. If you’re like me, then you probably have about 72 hours worth of knitting left to cram into the next 48 hours. I’m here to tell you that it’s going to be OK. I promise. Do what you can, but don’t kill yourself over it. Don’t stay up until three in the morning trying to finish that sweater. Don’t forgo eating to work on those socks. Don’t skip your friend’s Christmas party to stay home and felt that pair of slippers.
And if (or when) Christmas comes around and you’re still not done knitting your gifts, you’ve got two options:
1. Write them a really nice note about the project you’re working on. Maybe include a sketch of the finished project, or a photo from the pattern. Here’s a vintage card you can print out:
2. Wrap up that sucker anyway. There’s no shame in gifting someone a sweater still on the needles, or one and a half socks. They’ll be able to ooh and ahh at the softness of the yarn, the beautiful colors and the pretty pattern, but then you get to take the project back home with you at the end of the party to finish up later.
I love the wrap it in progress idea! Not only does it buy time, it also gives people a better idea of the construction/stitch composition and time involved. Thanks! And Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas to you too!
(My family has received many gifts still on the needles. Bonus: it gives you something to do while drinking hot chocolate and singing carols!)