It’s Christmas this week, and you were totally going to knit that thing for your mom/sister/neighbor/uncle/whoever. And now you’re out of time and don’t have the yarn or the pattern picked out. Well, I’ve got the perfect alternative for you!
Instead of stressing, just have your recipient fill out this Knit-Lib (like a Mad-Lib, but knitting-themed), to tell them all about their new gift!
That’s right- why spend hours trolling through Ravelry and weeks picking out just the right skeins of yarn, when you can have someone else spend 5 minutes choosing random words to design your project instead?
It’s Christmas Eve. You should be listening to carols, nibbling on cookies and generally relaxing while soaking in the Christmas-y vibes. But, if you’re like most knitters (me included- I decided a couple days ago that I had plenty of time to knit just one present, because I’m a little bit of an idiot), you’re probably stressing yourself out, trying to power through that last few inches of scarf or finish up the ribbing on that sweater.
I’m here to give you permission to stop.
You’re allowed to put your knitting down if it’s stressing you out. You’re allowed to help your grandma make cookies or drink a cup of mulled wine with your uncle. You can go play bingo with your nieces and nephews or make a snowman with your siblings.
Don’t hole yourself up, hiding as you finish your last few gifts. Your family will understand if they don’t get a totally finished gift on Christmas morning. (There’s no shame in wrapping a half-finished project, still on the needles.)
And if they give you trouble, just hand them this permission slip from the big man himself. It’ll totally get you out of any trouble you might find yourself in.
Print yourself off a Permission Slip, and go find yourself a plate of cookies and a glass of eggnog. Relax, and have yourself a Merry Christmas (or just a really nice Tuesday, if you’re not a Christmas person).