Friday, December 15, 2006

"It's Happening Again"

That's right. It's that time again. Do you know what I'm talking about? Of course you do. Because you, like me, are probably trying to get through the unrealistic project schedule in time for Christmas. And if you're not, it's because you probably learned this lessen already. I did, a couple years ago (literally knitting the final hat Christmas morning before heading over to my parents to unwrap gifts), but as I've started to realize recently - sometimes, I'm not so smart.

So this year, once again, I'm pushing the envelope. Only I'm alternating between being in complete denial and complete panic. I got a big (non-knitting) project done today and delivered and the next one will be done on Monday. I've also streamlined everything (except for the last Deep V vest arm band) down to the 2 big projects left on the needles. I can do two monkey arm sleeves in a week right?

Just nod. Please don't really tell me what you think, because it will probably make me cry.

We've also got some of our Christmas decorations up. We got the best tree EVER. It is too short, very chubby and leans to the back. I LOVE IT. It makes me so happy. I keep walking by and saying "chubby" when I see it. Jenny also decided that it needed "a little something" and made her own contributions to the decorations. It's even appropriately color-matched!

Well, I better go because I have a lot of knitting to do. Fortunately, we got 3 DVDs worth of "24" to keep us entertained while I work.


The Stitchin' Sheep said...

I should feel really special, then, that one of your Christmas knits came this way. I've never put myself under the pressure to knit for Christmas. Where would I find the time to finish it all? I did knit one scarf last year. And, I think I'll knit a few hats this year, but those people have other gifts already purchased justin case.

And, I'm not really sure your Christmas tree can top our hand-chopped Juniper bush. It's chubby. It leans. And, it has some funky, long branches. Made me realize I'm a little bit anal-retentive about the Christmas tree.

Mouse said...

I doubt I'm going to get my holiday knitting done.. so instead I'm going to cheer for everyone else!

Anonymous said...

That is soooo cute that Jenny put her bone under the's like she's trying to hint at what she wants for Christmas!

Jennifer said...

I love the bone under the tree! Of course all family members need to contribute to the tree.

Melissa said...

I love imperfect trees, too!!

I have also come under the Christmas knitting crunch... and I thought I learned my lesson last year... oh well.
Good luck!

Nonnahs said...


PS: We still don't have a tree. :(