I hate deadline knitting. Hate it. I like to just kind of plunk along, putting the knitting down for days if something else strikes my fancy. And yet it seems like I keep getting sucked into work on deadline. Knitting for babies, knitting to have something to wear at a wedding and knitting for the holidays. This last one can be a killer. It’s made worse for me because I have to ship gifts to my family, all the way across the country. So I have to have things finished by the 15th at the absolute latest if it’s going to arrive on time.
The last time I attempted knitting, Nanie got a half-knit scarf in a box, and my husband got skeins of yarn in a box. Ask him if he’s ever seen that pair of socks? (The answer is no. I made it through one and then got really really bored). I have chosen two large projects and then a variety of smaller projects this year. For a total of fifteen projects. I’m not going to enumerate them here as some of the recipients are readers but here’s how the breakdown stands now:
Yet to Start: seven.
Add to this the fact that I’ll be baking as well and I think there’s a very good chance that I am totally out of my gourd crazy. I love making things for people though. Anyone else out there focusing on handmade items? Feeling the time crunch? Or are you more organized than I am?