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.