The holidays are upon us, and for some of us, that means lots of knitting and crocheting gifts for our family and friends. And this means that some things just have to make way for our crafting time.
I don’t know about you, but my house is NOT ready for a photographer to come through. It’s not even ready for family or friends! My living room is the domain for THE CHRISTMAS STOCKING. Yes, that’s all caps, because there are so many skeins of yarn involved in the process. That project needs an entire room all to itself!
Beside the “knitting chair” in my living room is a vintage style yarn stand, which contains three other projects: My Bernat Mosaic Carolinian shawl is about halfway complete, and will eventually belong to my son’s girlfriend….HOPEFULLY in time for Christmas day. Another project is a tie that I’ve been crocheting for a dear friend. At the bottom of the yarn stand is a blanket I started about 6 years ago. I guess I should just take it out of there, and give up. (rolls eyes)
While sitting in that chair in the living room, I can see another Bernat project, which is waiting to be started as soon as I finish the dreaded stocking. I can’t wait to cast it on! I guess that it will be my Christmas gift to be able to work on it.
I also have a craft room, which has a knitting chair as well. But, it is not fit for visitors at ALL right now. I have to squeeze past all the craziness just to get in the room! But, there is a boatload of Bernat yarn in my craft room, so it’s a cozy place to be.
In my craft room, I have several Christmas gift ideas, set out and waiting for me to make them. I don’t know if they are gonna happen this year or not – Ugh! I just wish there were more hours in the day, so I could make everything I dream of making!!
Are you in the same predicament that I’m in? Have you overextended your knit/crochet goals for the holiday? What kinds of projects are you making, or are dreaming of making as gifts for family, friends, or yourself?