Tuesday, November 12, 2013

First Snow and the Need to Knit Fasts

I'm very much a year round knitter.  There was a time when I knit holiday gifts like sweet Katherine. Katherine made beautiful fingerless gloves for her whole family this year.  

There was a kind of silly

pressure involved in this Holiday knit deadline, for me.  

This year I've knit some things I wanted to knit without a specific person in mind, and it is now becoming clear who will get these few finished  knits for Christmas.

Yesterday's remarkably early snow, however, sent a wave of panic over me.  Then I remembered, I am not gift knitting per say this year. 

I have to finish the baby poncho started early this summer by a another baby shower date of December 3rd.   I am almost finished with the little by vest and its is darling.   I don't have a baby boy/toddler yet to give it to, but when I do it is going to be really a fun gift to give.  

In the "Like Channon" department, I bought a new winter coat from Eddie Bauer and I do need to knit myself a new blue hat. I have the yarn from Kim's friend Kim who was my fall swap partner. 

Mostly, however, I want to knit myself the vet with the v neck and reverse shaping now that I understand it; making the childs vest first boosted my courage.  

So let it snow.  Let it snow.  Let it snow.  I'm knitting without pressure this Season.   I don't know how Mrs Claus does it every year


Nancy said...

Two years ago, I gave up the madness of holiday gift knitting. Now, I knit year round and what comes off of the needles goes wherever it wants to go - gift box, charity, or giveaway.

Have fun with your hat and vest knitting.

Bridget said...

A couple of years ago, I started in January, and knit socks for all of my nieces, nephews, and their respective partners - 12 pairs in all! Since I had started early, it was fun.

However, only a few seemed to appreciate it, so if/when I do knit for Christmas, they are the ones who get something. And my husband usually gets something (even if it's yarn and a pattern wrapped up 'cause I was doing other things first!).

Love snow. Love Christmastime. Love knitting.

Katherine said...

I really like to knit things that I put away for that moment when someone says, "I would really like to have...." It makes me feel so good to gift a friend or family member with a surprise something they actually want! I've done that with socks for our daughter and hats for grandkids. Such fun!!

Anonymous said...

She has ELVES!

Mereknits said...

I am not knitting this year for Christmas either, that being said, I know myself and will end up knitting something for someone.
And you bet I knit year round, I don't understand the whole it is summer and hot out so I can not knit thing.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

I said I wasn't going to knit for Christmas this year, but then I looked at my finances.... I don't have a lot of money, but I've got a large stash! let the Christmas knits begin!

elns said...

I think I'm knitting 1 MAYBE 2 gifts specifically for the holidays. But I'm with you on the knitting for the pleasure of it right now. Snow?? Crazypants.

SissySees said...

Giggle... "Like Channon" would mean not knitting! ;)

Araignee said...

I am sitting in bed right now with Christmas knitting in my lap. Oh, the pressure....every year I say I am not going to do this and then someone asks for something and off I go.
Snow was forecast for us today but it never showed up. Thank goodness. We've got too many leaves to rake for that nonsense.

SapphireBlue said...

Snowy weather is always great for knitting.

Judy S. said...

Heard about that snow from the grand kids. Christmas has a way of coming sooner every year.....amazing!

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