Gift of Friendship Scarf, Schaefer Anne yarnBlouson pieces are blocking, so what better time to cast on for more projects? I was thinking that this year I wouldn't make any gifts. Truthfully, I'm not sure my recipients understand that I knit my gifts because I really do like to knit and am not some psychotic Martha Stewart type. Someone recently said to me that they didn't know what to get us for a baby gift since I had knit their son a sweater. Oh geez.
So no handknit gifts this year. Truth is, how much time do I have to make anything? That was my thinking sometime midsummer. And now here I am today, suddenly with a list of things I want to make as gifts. WHAT HAPPENED? Perhaps it was the last couple days which were cool and rainy. Fall is in the air. Oh crappidy crap. I have the best of intentions, and I think my long list of gifts comes out of thinking of the person and wanting to show how much I care through one of my favorite activities: twirling yarn with sticks.
How will I do it? Two important things I have learned since having a baby. First: be prepared as early as possible with a plan. Second: be prepared to ditch the plan. So, the most important gifts that I really, really think are truly necessary, they will be knit in September. Should they take longer to finish than anticipated, they will still be finished before the holidays. Next level of gifts will be knit between October and November. These recipients will most likely appreciate the gifts and find it neat that I made them, but won't be expecting anything so if I have to ditch, I won't look as lame as I'll feel about it. And December is for baby gifts. A baby gift can be given at any time, so not as much of an intense deadline. But somewhere between all those projects, there is a sweater for Cashew to wear to Rhinebeck, boot socks for me and a lace shawl before the end of the year. Did I mention that we plan on moving in November? Yah, that's were lesson #2 comes in. Something will be ditched. Ah well.
September - VERY IMPORTANT
Christmas Stocking for Cashew
Gift of Friendship Scarf
Log Cabin Socks
October/November - Would be nice...
Man socks (Nancy Bush?)
December - BABIES BABIES BABIES
Baby Sweaters - possibly 3!!!
That list seemed a little longer in my head. I think that's because I look at my stash and say ooh, I wanna make this...I wanna make that... But this list is just gifts. For whom, you ask? Like I'm gonna tell you.
So there are a few more days left of August, a few more days left of summer. I have just a little bit more weaving to do on my loom, some tweaks on Blouson, and so close to being finished with all my squares for Babette. FO's by Labor Day! That's the plan, anyway...
Labels: Holiday Plan