Monday, December 27, 2010

There's Just Something About Christmas

So in the knitting world, Christmas is traditionally a time of knitting like a freakin' maniac into the wee small hours of the morning in an attempt to finish a marathon of gifts that a knitter would have to be on crack to attempt at any other time of the year.  So what happens when the knitter has ceded all most of the gift-making to her loving spouse?
There has still been a crazy amount of knitting going on.  Two more chemo caps and a scarf from the newly-acquired yarn that is moving in & out of the stash so quickly that maybe it really didn't count as stash anyway.  There was even a fleece baby blanket sewn & embroidered in one day, but I seem to have given it away before getting a single picture.  And since there's no photographic evidence to contradict me, let me just say that it was THE cutest and most creatively designed baby blanket ever.  Um...yeah. 

That makes 16 finished projects so far for December, with 4 days left to go.  The question is, do I keep channeling this project energy to stockpile gifts, or should I try to turn it to bigger projects to move them a bit closer to completion to get ready for next year?  Hm.......

5 comments:

Janet said...

I think it depends on you. If you want a head start on next years projects, or do you really want to get some of the bigger projects under control and ready to go????? Tough decision. I'd do whatever took my fancy, lol. Janet

Mereknits said...

Toni, your stamina is amazing. I can't believe how much you are getting done. I just started a weaving project and am playing around on my ipad, so that means I am not knitting!
God luck,
Meredith

RobinH said...

Or you could do a bunch of gifts for the stockpile, but stop short of finishing *them*, and then do a flurry of finishing next weekend. Get your 2011 goal off to a bang-up start. Or would that be cheating? (FWIW, I think it's totally fair. It's not like you just scraped by this year- you blew away your goal with time to spare!)

Daniele said...

Hmm... did someone say something about a Haruni??l :D

Daniele said...

Oh - LOL - Kauni even.....