Thursday, December 4, 2008
Holiday Knitting Guilt w/ a Swig of Nog
It seems like my knitting productivity actually slows down during the holidays. I am overwhelmed by everything else that's going on at the end of the year that knitting gifts ceases to be pleasurable and starts feeling like an additional chore. I've been trying to streamline my Ravelry queue to reflect some semblance of reality but as the holidays approach and I start thinking of small gifts to buy for people I immediately think: "Hey I could knit something up." Now that so many people know about my knitting obsession, I cringe at the thought of handing someone a store-bought scarf or mittens. I just feel guilty about not producing more gifts but there just aren't enough hours in the day. If I can make something for my son and husband by Three King's Day (Jan. 6th) I will be thrilled. Good luck to all of you who are gift knitting. Please share your time/project management tips.