There's nothing quite as fun as knitting something for someone else, especially if you knit for people you know will appreciate it. Since I learned to knit last year at Christmastime, this is the first year that I am able to actually do "holiday knitting". It was so exciting to carefully select each pattern and just the right yarn for everyone on my list. Well, except for The Husband. Nothing I could knit would reach the financial investment required for an acceptable gift for The Husband, unless I made it out of Rumpelstiltskin's spun gold...
It was the very beginning of September when I amassed my patterns and yarn with a sparkle in my eyes and visions not of sugarplums, but of completed, professional-looking garments that would thrill and amaze my family and friends.
Ho, Ho, Holy crap! What was I thinking????
So here we are in the middle of October and I've only managed to complete one (1) of the gifts on my Jolly Christmas List. I do have two other items that are about 60% completed. And then there are the, let's see...SEVEN (7) other projects that need to be done by December 25th. That's right, not-so-lucky number seven. I've got the patterns, I've got the yarn (well, mostly), but here are the things I didn't count on when I figured out my time management schedule: sleeping, taking showers, cooking, eating, conversing with The Husband - you know, things that generally have to be done on a regular basis.
For those of you who have knitted for years, I'm sure you began laughing hysterically when you read "the very beginning of September", but my being new to this holiday knitting stuff, I was naively optimistic. And so, panic has set in. I mean, there is no Plan B. I've already invested the money. These objects MUST be completed in the time alotted. I'd take a valium, but it would slow down my knitting...
Anyone else out there ever overestimate their ability to finish on a deadline? Any tips for someone who's in deep? Do tell!