Its time to stop procrastinating........ and start Holiday and Cold Weather Knitting.
My friends and family won't like to hear this..... BUT I truly hope to shorten my gift list this year (I think I say this every year......wonder where I go astray???)
Don't get me wrong, I really do love knitting for my friends and family. Especially those who appreciate and look forward to the hand knit gifts.
It just seems that the closer I get to the holidays, the more I think I have super powers and can knock out one more _______ (fill in the blank), which then has the strange effect of makinging me kind-a grinchy..... not pretty. My goal is to keep a tight list and stick to the list.
Sooooo........ Back in May, I really thought I was going to get a jump on the holiday/cold weather knitting and actually make a hat for myself and start the first pair of gift socks.
Makes me laugh just typing it.
Well I did make the hat or rather tam and painfully learned that I need to not second guess Ann Budd's "the knitter's handy Book of Patterns".
Sorry Ann..... Since I don't make many hats for myself, I was convinced that I have an enormous head. I learned that my head is not as big as I thought it was. Hence the hat is too big......fits like I am wearing an umbrella on my head.
But strangely, I was okay with that for some reason, perhaps because it was May and there was no chance of wearing it anytime soon. So I was okay with my ginormous hat, until now......that's right.....I just frogged it. And immediately cast on the same hat, this time fully trusting Ann Budd.
As for the socks, since May, I have only finished the first sock, but have cast on its mate and completed the ribbing for the second sock. I have at least 4 - 6 pairs of socks to knit, in additions to the hats, scarves & mittens. Edit, edit, edit.....I must heed my own advice.
With just 52 days till Christmas.....better get busy knitting!
Wishing you effortless holiday knitting and hope you are farther along than I am.