Just as I was feeling remotely confident about finishing my planned holiday gifts, I decided to add one more. Gluten for punishment or making unreasonable goals or placing myself under undue pressure???? All of the above it seems!
Every year we go to a friend’s holiday party and bring a gift. After first bringing ornaments for a couple of years, I switched to holiday entertainment pieces. This year I just can’t bring myself to buy her more holiday chatkes (stuff). So I had an aha moment, I would knit her my Starry Lace Scarf in Artyarns Silk Pearl. And yes, there was a little voice in my head saying, “WHAT?? are you crazy??”
I’m bored with my holiday knitting and am looking for valid procrastination projects. I sent a picture text to my daughter and my friend’s daughter for a color check.
While waiting, I asked the input from other shoppers. The red was the unanimous chose both literally and virtually.
Now, the other 2 want the same exact thing, color and everything. I didn’t love this the first time. And yes, I’ve had a year to work on this. Oh well, to coin a phrase of my sister’s with regards to gifts, “With Lateness, there is Greatness”. Works for me!
On top of this, 2 of my kids called me with knitting requests. One was if I happened to have a ready knit scarf that I hadn’t given to anyone that she could give to her Secret Santa. Me, of 11th hour fame, have a ready made spare scarf. Seriously?
Then my oldest called to say her girlfriend admired the hat/gloves I designed/knit for her and could I make a set for her. Now flattery goes a long way, and I’ve been granted an extension to January, should I decide to take on this mission.