Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Delusional Knitting Season

A mere sampling of the Christmas yarn.
As recently as two weeks ago, I was swearing up and down that I would not be doing any Christmas knitting this year because, in case I haven't mentioned it recently, I HAVE THREE JOBS and do not have time for deadline knitting. So imagine my surprise when I made my Christmas list and realized that it contains seven knitting projects. In fact, all it contains is knitting projects. Because my family won't know I love them unless I swath them in vast fields of stockinette. Apparently.

The thing is, I have looked at a calendar. I realize that to make this work I have to accomplish one project a week for the next seven weeks, which might be asking a little bit much of a person who spent three months this summer making a pair of plain stockinette socks.

And speaking of socks (and I don't want to get into specifics here because, let's be honest, 93% of the people reading this are actually on the Christmas list), five of the eight projects--yes, eight, I just thought of one more--anyway, five of the eight projects are socks or sock-related. Those come in pairs. If you don't understand why that's relevant, you aren't allowed to talk to me until at least February 2012.

So. I've looked at the calendar. I've looked at the list. I understand the relationship of the calendar to the list. But I still think everything will be just fine.