Knitting

Getting Ready for Giftmas

My girlfriend’s co-worker keeps track of how many weeks until that great glittery holiday descends upon us in a cloud of noxious carols. Apparently this is a thing people do since she is not at all the only one.

I do not know how many weeks it is until Christmas and nor do I want to in case I invoke that well-known fear of every disorganised knitter: that there are not enough days left between now and the season of giving-all-the-things to make the deserving few adequate presents.

Now, I am a selfish knitter by some definitions. I don’t knit for someone else unless I want to which is more out of necessity than anything else. Even if someone else buys the yarn, pays me, then sits back with no deadline, I freak out. A weird form of stage-fright consumes me. I cannot knit on command any more than I can breakdance. It means that I only knit for those I choose and sometimes not even then.

Not many people will be getting knitted gifts this year although I already have two prepared. Maybe I’ll have time to squeeze a few more in before a rampant snowman engulfs me.

I’ll be posting pictures of the finished projects as they appear, mostly because otherwise I’m unlikely to have much to say. I will not, however, be telling you who they are for on the off-chance that lovely person ever glances in this direction. That almost counts as secrecy, right? Because I’m really bad at surprises.

 

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Yes, that’s Captain America on the wall behind me. For those of you who know me you can made a sound guess that that’s not my side of the bed. Ew, Cap. (I have Spider-Man watching over me while I sleep, for the record.)

Have you started your Christmas(/seasonal holiday) gifts yet?

 

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7 thoughts on “Getting Ready for Giftmas

  1. Yes, yes I have started my Christmas presents already! One of my birthday resolutions was to finish presents early enough to not freak out over them, so I planned them out in July 😛 It’s going pretty well atm too, which is always nice 🙂 Nice hat too, btw

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