It is lovely that you all like handmade gifts for Christmas. It is also very convenient for me that you all request things, usually exactly one year in advance. I guess that seeing the person sitting beside you open up something lovely makes you want it too, and that’s nice.
Over the past few weeks you have all been especially lovely to me, and I would love to do my usual and knit for each and every one of you. I have even made a list of what you would all like and what I would like to make you.
The thing is though, that now its mid-November and my heart isn’t really in it. Usually by now I only have a couple of things left to make, and at the start of December I am done and feeling smug. According to my list though I still have 7 pairs of socks (2 of which currently on the needles), a pair of mitts, a cushion and a knitted cake to get though, and I don’t think its going to happen.
Here is my new plan. I’d already decided that the things I would make this year are patterns I want to try anyway. Knitting helps me feel better, and I only want to make things I like. I’m going to work through my list at my own pace, if I feel like it, and in no preference to the family member the knitting is for. I’ll keep going until a week before Christmas, and then I’m going shopping to fill in the gaps.
I hope you all understand, and if you’re reading this, spread the word. Right now I’m going to work on my squishy wrap for me, and maybe start something beautiful in handspun for me. I’ll think about you all while I’m doing it.
Love Me x
And in case anybody wonders, the embroidery is a Rebecca Ringquist sampler, which you can get here.