Thursday, October 04, 2007

To Knit or Not to Knit

....knit Christmas gifts this year, that is. If I am going to do it, now is the time to decide.

  1. Economical! I can combine the Christmas budget with my Knitting budget and get hours and hours of entertainment.
  2. Stash Busting!
  3. Ravelry Queue! I can justify knitting those crapzillion scarves I put on my Ravelry queue. I can add them to my finished projects and have a sense of accomplishment.
  4. Appreciative Recipients! I don't knit for "Muggles" anymore, so I know the recipients will like what I make for them. (Shameful Confession: I knit a Haiku each for my husband's niece and nephew but didn't give them to them when I realized my sister-in-law wouldn't appreciate what they were and they'd get trashed.)
  1. Not Economical!
  2. Not Stash-Busting!
  3. Horribly Time Consuming!

Here's why: I am, for some unknown and unfortunate reason, fixated on making a Clapotis for my mother (yeah, I know that's sooo 2004 and moreover, I vowed never to make one again). I have no Stash suitable for a Clap; I would have to buy more yarn. Hmmm.

In addition, I have horrible visions of me being consumed by Holiday Knitting, ala the Yarn Harlot, and family members opening boxes of half-finished projects and random scraps of yarn.

In other news, I have the back and right front of the Tilted Duster completed. It's a quick knit, but I think I messed up the shoulders. Sigh.

1 comment:

LisaBe said...

hear hear.

we will have to struggle through this one together :) i always say i'm not going to put myself through it again this year, and then this year comes and i end up doing it. i *at least* think i'm not knitting large quantities of things or large things other than the sweater already in progress for my younger brother. other than that, maybe toys or accessories. oh, and i keep forgetting that i have a bunch of accessories already made to give to people as yet unassigned. hm.

the good news: we'll have a new shop for buying supplies by then!!