Tomorrow is the first of November, and yet another month has disappeared. I have no idea where this year has gone, but Christmas is rapidly approaching.
As a knitwear designer, a lot of my Christmas knitting is done in mid-summer, but those Christmas knits are for magazines, and I don't necessarily have them back in time for me to use them for Christmas, which is fine, but it does mean that every year I hit November 1st and have a little panic about the fact that I have not started the Christmas knitting, and that seven weeks isn't long to get all the things (including three pairs of socks, a jumper for each of my children, and Christmas decorations for friends, which have rolled over from last year, plus several other things that will crop up along the way) that I have in my head actually knitted.
|Waddle, one of this summer's Christmas knits|
So tomorrow the Christmas knitting begins in earnest. I'm starting with socks for me (in the fab Elf strips from Unbelievawool). That'll help the panic, right?!
|Christmas knit, number one|
Does anyone else knit for Christmas? What are your go-to present knits?