Give me an N!
Give me an I!
Give me a T!
What’s that spell?
What are we going to do?
I’ve got my pom-poms out, and I’m cheering you on (sure, they’re not cheerleader pompoms, but you get the idea)! You can do it! You’ve got 4 days left (5, if you do your gift exchange in the evening) for your Christmas knitting! And you’ve got this!Knit! Purl! Yarn over! Drink that extra cup of coffee so you can stay up to “just finish this section.” Your boss won’t mind if you’re a little late for work, I’m sure they’d understand you just had to get to the cuff. And, remember that red lights and grocery store lines are really just wasted time, unless you bring your knitting with you.
I believe in you!
Dear Christmas Knitting,
Hi. It’s me. We’ve been spending a lot of time together lately, and I think I need to get some things off my chest.
When we started, almost six months ago, everything was great. We got along great. It felt like we had all the time in the world. Everything was easy, fun, even. I enjoyed spending time with you, and planning the projects for everyone on my list.
But then, something happened over the course of months. It was a slow change. Instead of looking forward to spending an hour or two with you every evening, you became a chore. I’m sorry if I sound harsh, but that’s what happened. You know it, and I know it.
And now, this close to Christmas, we’ve been spending every free moment together, working hard to make our deadline. I’ve been feeling the crunch as the due date looms closer. Of course I’ll stick with you to the finish, but then… I think we might be done.
I don’t think we’ll be doing this again next year. I think I might just go shopping for Christmas gifts, or possibly some nice gift cards. Sure, I’ve said this before, but this year I mean it. For real. I promise.
Oh, who am I kidding. I’ll see you next year.
Now that we’ve got Thanksgiving out of the way, it’s time to hit that Panic Button.Yup. It’s one month from Christmas. I’m going to go finish the Thanksgiving dishes, then I’m going to sit down for the next four weeks to knit. Wish me luck.
I’m curious. What have you been working on lately? A sweater for winter? A pile of cozy hats for Christmas gifts? Or are you knee-deep into a crazy lace shawl?
I’m well on my way through my Christmas knitting, but I still can’t really tell you about it (because several recipients of said Christmas knitting read the blog). Here’s a totally-useful picture of one of my current projects. I started really early this year, but I’m still on the edge of running out of time- I can feel it already. But, suppose it wouldn’t be the “holiday season” without the feeling of at least a little impending doom.
Anyway, I’m curious. Am I the only one chugging away on Christmas knitting? What are you making? I’d love to hear about your projects (or see pictures! If you send over pictures, they might end up on the blog, too!), so comment below with what you’re working on.
Oops! I totally spaced, you guys. I was going to give you a 100-day warning about Christmas, but… I forgot.
So this is your warning.
81 days until Christmas.I’m so sorry. I know it’s early- Halloween isn’t eve here yet. But, we’re knitters, and Christmas Knitting is our Superbowl- you can never prepare for it too much. So get out your Christmas giving lists, dig through your stash, and start trolling Ravelry for good gift ideas.
Warning! Warning! Alert! Alert!
This is your 6-month warning. Christmas is in 6 months. Begin your plans now. (Or wait until mid-November, like I usually do.)That is all. You have been warned.
(Sung to the tune of “Christmas is Coming”)
Christmas is coming
My list is getting full.
Please knit a sweater
From my bag of wool.
If you cannot knit a sweater,
A simple hat will do.
If you cannot knit a simple hat,
Then god bless you!
(In case it wasn’t clear, this is my round-about way of reminding you that we have three months until Christmas. I’ve got to get knitting!)