Saturday, December 14, 2013

One A Day

I'm not generally one for holiday knitting.  It's not that I'm averse to deadline knitting - I have knitting deadlines all year long for samples.  I think part of the reason I don't take on holiday knitting is that I have 11 siblings and if you knit for one... I'm sure you can see how that ends.

It happens this time of year, however, that people begin to drop hints at knitters' doorsteps.  "Wow, isn't that cowl great?"  "I sure could use a scarf in this weather!"  "Do you know where I could get some nice, warm mittens?"  And so, although I lacked every conscious intention to knit for the holidays, it seems that this pile of yarn is supposed to somehow become wearable objects in the next ten days.


I think I can do it if I try.  Although knowing me I'll hit Christmas with about 25% of the intended knitting done, and none of it equaling a single completed item. That picture represents nine items.  I can do that, right?  That's just like... one a day!  I intend to finish (and start) two of them today because they're gifts for a friend I'm seeing tomorrow and then tomorrow I plan on starting and finishing two more, which would give me eight days to knit five items and that's still beginning to sound a little crazy, but doable.  Right?  Right?  Oh crap, I just remembered about two more things I forgot to include in that picture...

I'll keep you updated.

10 comments:

  1. Sorry, dude. You're totally not gonna make that deadline. Doesn't mean you can't complete five or six of the most important ones and still enjoy the holidays.

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  2. There are always I.O.U.s! With a little sample of the yarn as a teaser!

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  3. Wow! I can't even complete 25% of what you have completed so far. Bravo!

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  4. keep on knitting!, but also keep in mind it is way too hard for you to not enjoy the holidays and stay inside knitting like a mad men.
    My family has already droped the bomb, i need to knit at least 4 shawls, 3 hats and 3 or 4 mittens, it is impossible for me to spin and knit all that in just 10 days.

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  5. If you finish all of these projects, I have a total respect for you.

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  6. oooh, I love that scarf - and that grey yarn looks wonderful (BT shelter perhaps?). Keep knitting and make sure to keep us all updated!

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  7. I just gave away some of my handspun as Christmas presents...to my knitting friends. I figured they could knit their own shawls/ mitts/ hats. I also thought that I could give the handspun yarn and a couple of patterns to family (like my nieces who adore my handknits) and say...Here's the yarn, pick a pattern...you'll get the gift later. Sigh! So much to do, so little time.

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  8. Uh... perhaps an ordering system for next year instead? People place their orders before February of the year they want it and you provide them with a link to your Amazon wish list in return?

    Seriously though, good luck!

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  9. You can do it! Merry Christmas dude.

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