Monday, November 20, 2006

Delusional Deadline Knitting

I may be delusional, but for some reason I have myself convinced I have plenty of time to do some gift knitting. Of course, this means that once the Daisy socks are done, there will be no more knitting for myself going on until 2007. Yikes!!

(Oh, and did I mention I also decided I'd like to make my own Christmas cards and gift packaging? At least the cards are almost done.)

First up, a reverse-bloom flower washcloth and a baby sweater that need to be done for this weekend and next weekend respectively.

Then, Fetching, socks, Fetching, slippers, and . . . oh, Fetching.

With five weeks to go, I'm thinking I should be able to pull this all off. And maybe even slip in a couple of felted purses for my cousin's daughters? Yup, delusional. At least I've got all my materials together.

23 comments:

Ragan said...

Wow! Go Karen! I am sure that you will get it all finished in time! And, maybe sneak in a little something for yourself. :)
I love how those socks are turning out!

christine said...

Easy peasy................where's the fun if there's no pressure? No stress?
Ha!

keohinani said...

go, karen, go!
at least you have a plan...
i'm meandering between "i'll just knit some socks that won't fit me and gift it to someone," "i'll just knit what i want and give it away," and "how about i just boycott the commercial christmas thing and pass out hugs?"
i know, i'm cheap because i spent the entire year buying yarn for myself. maybe i could give yarn as presents with a card offering knitting lessons...? hmmm...

Kelly said...

That sounds like quite a bit of holiday knitting! I think you can do it!

I love those green socks!

Cathy said...

I bet you can! :)

The_Add_Knitter said...

Yes, go with the Fetchings for Christmas presents they are super fast and seem impressive, even though you know that they weren't as labor intensive as they look!!

Nathalie said...

Please show us your Xmas cards? I'd love to see them, as i am intending to do all ours as well this year. Also, aren't you forgetting one little project?...

Anonymous said...

Yikes, you are going to be a busy lady!

Martina said...

You can do it!! Knitting under pressure always works well for me!!

Olga said...

Woo hoo, Karen! Go! You're an inspiration. Can't wait to see your progress!

Melissa said...

You are cracking me up! But I'm right there with you!

KeanaLee said...

You are soooo delusional! IF you do it though I will be shocked, amazed & very proud.

Sonya said...

Nothing like a little delusion to kick off the holiday season! My mom announced a WEEK ago that we'll be having Christmas at Thanksgiving since my brother will be here from Colorado. Uh, so I have 10 days for Christmas shopping instead of the month I thought I had? Fabulous. Can you say gift certificates?

MissyJoon said...

You made your own Christmas Cards?! What, have you been hanging out in Westport with Martha?! I saw her on tv, make a gingerbread house, with stained glass windows AND little lights to make the candy stained glass shine!!! Now I certainly hope that's on your list of to-do's between fetchings!!

This is coming from the girl who thinks she's going to knit 50 pairs of socks between now and Christmas! xoxoxo

Jen said...

heh... just remember to try and stay sane, okay? DH all but forbade me from repeating last year's stressful 14 major projects (accessories? pshah - that's only for the reasonable!)

Vicki said...

Wow...That is an ambitious list. I have way too many projects on my Gift list as well. Good luck.

Katt said...

And I thought I had stress with having to do 3 pair of socks, little gifties for my knitting group and charity work before 15th of Dec!! YIKERS

I love your socks you are knitting! the colours are gorgeous.

Katt

Zonda said...

Daisy socks are looking great! Good luck on your holiday knitting! :)

Anonymous said...

Shall I sign you up for that carpal tunnel surgery I expect we'll all need after this Christmas?

I love the daisy socks! (Have I said that already?)

Kirsten said...

He-he, I've got the same problem. So much less time than I had planned for - but always the optimist!

Confessions of a Knitting Diva said...

Wow! I know you can do this!! Have a great Thanksgiving!

Joanne M said...

Not "delusional", I prefer "unfailingly optimistic". :-)

flutter said...

or unfailingly delusional! Kidding...

your supplies are gorgeous! lucky gift getters!

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