I’m feeling much better today (thanks for all the advice!), and hopefully I’ll keep up the streak of no-headaches for a while.
It’s cool (40s and 50s) and rainy outside, and the leaves are all changing. So, obviously it’s the time for me to start making my Christmas plans!What? You’re not a total Type-A planner like me? Crazy!
Usually, I plan out Christmas gifts (and really, Christmas Knitting) super early- like, over the summer early. But, I’ve decided to do something truly shocking this year.
I’m. Not. Knitting. Anything.
(OK, I am making one small gift because it was specifically requested, and I made a promise.)
Every year I spend months knitting at top speed to make it to December 25th- I make sweaters, I make socks, I make mittens and hats and stockings. And, they totally stress me out.
This year, I’ve got a bunch of work knitting that’s keeping me busy, and really, I just want to sit back, relax, drink some peppermint cocoa and enjoy the holiday season. (And maybe selfishly make myself a few dozen more Christmas Balls.)That’s not to say that no one will be getting knit gifts. You remember my stash of finished objects, right? There’s nothing to say that someone won’t be receiving a nice scarf that I worked up in March, or a pair of socks from January. I’ve got people in mind for a bunch of my finished projects, and I’m sure they’ll be excited to get them. And, for people that aren’t getting anything knitted… well, that’s what shopping is for!
I’m just excited that I’m not going to have to worry about knitting my fingers to the bone, racing the clock (and Santa) to get everything done before Christmas!
Do you have any big plans for your holiday/Christmas knitting?
Sounds like a great plan to me. Who wants to kill their crafting joy with stress 🙂
I’m taking it easy this year too! The Afghan I promised is all done and just needs blocked. The slouchy hats I wanted to do for nieces are done, and now I’m finishing a few things up and looking at other fun small things that catch my eye. It’s nice to be able to do that.
I’ve been trying to use up stash yarn so I’ve been knitting scarves for charity while I work. People in the office have been asking if I take requests or sell my stuff. I’ve been telling them I’m all booked up for the rest of the year timewise–learned a lesson when I agreed to knit a baby set for someone who initially said the baby was due three months later, then found out the baby was already here and oh, did I have that set done yet?
Um no. Told them the set they picked out was beyond my skill level and ate the cost of the yarn and pattern. Never again, lol!