...for going crazy....
(By the way - thank you everyone for the lovely comments on the last post! Much appreciated and wonderful to hear!)
Every year it's the same story - I overcommit (to myself) on the Christmas gift knitting, don't start early enough, and then am in a rush to get everything done. I don't know about you all, but this is an annual problem for me, and I need some sort of third party policing system to keep me from repeating it again next year (it's too late for me this year, the madness is already in full swing). Something like a warning that goes off around July, then repeats monthly until September, then weekly until November, and then gives me an electric shock if I'm not already half done by the first of December.
For anyone who has seen my post in the Christmas Gift KAL about my largest gift commitment, I have decided that it will work just fine if it is wrapped up on the needles and presented to the recipient. After all, if I'm giving it to that person on Christmas Day, it's not as if it will get much holiday use this year, and I might as well use the next 12 months to finish it. At least that's my rationalization.
So in light of that decision, I am forging ahead on all my other planned gifts, and adding to the list daily. Right now I count 2 pairs of socks (one begun), 4 hats* (one completed, one begun, 2 others, um, you know, not started), one sewn gift (not started), and 2 skeins of handspun yarn (one is half done). And a partridge in a pear tree.
12 days and counting. And I can't even drink through all this!
*eta: make that 5 hats - forgot one. Also not started.