Monday 31 October 2016

Panic stations!

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?


  1. Crocheted snowflakes! I've made hundreds and turned them into garlands as impromptu decorations. I am sure my office will appreciate them. If they don't, tough! Other than that, I am sock knitting, and my list is nowhere near as long as yours! Oh, and a couple of Edward's Menagerie animals, but they're quite quick, I hope!

    1. I love the idea of croheted snowflake garlands, send them to me if your office mates don't appreciate them!

      I am doing full-blown procrasti-knitting at the minute, so Christmas projects are making even less progress that I thought they might! But I will have a lovely scarf soon.