So how much Christmas knitting do y'all do? A few years back I was determined to knit every member of the family something wearable. Even those that love to tease me about my love of the knitted sock were on the knit list. I knit and knit...stressed that I wouldn't finish before Christmas morning. I was lucky. Everyone received either a hat, scarf, a pair of socks or new felted hand bag.
That was the last year that I knitted for everyone...sad but true. I love to knit. It relaxes me...most of the time. Holiday knitting has the exact opposite effect. I worry and stress about every little detail... yarn choice, pattern, etc. It is draining so why did I decide to knit for others this season? Good question. I'm almost done and it has been much more enjoyable...love the yarns and the patterns. I decided that this year it is the process and hopefully the wearer will love the item as much as I loved knitting it. If not then hopefully they'll pass it on...maybe back to me since I love every single thing.