These adorable-gorgeous-too.cute-stylish-unique-comfy-etc.-etc. slippers are hot on my list for Christmas gifts this year. In fact, they’re the only knitted items on my gift list this year.
About this time of year, or sometimes in November, I suddenly realize that there’s going to be a Christmas this year too. It comes on as a sudden surprise, even though I know that there’s one every year. Duh. I think it’s that denial part of my brain that wishes there really was a Santa or tooth fairy – except this part conveniently forgets to start my gift making with a reasonable time for finishing said gifts. It’s this time of year that I break out my favorite holiday traditions: baking cookies, making fudge, Rudolph and How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and procrastination.
The conversation in my head goes like this:
Jenny: Holy heck! Christmas is a week away and I haven’t done any shopping yet!
The Knitting Fiend in Jenny’s head: Don’t worry, Jenny, there’s plenty of time. You know, I think your knitting turns out great and everyone always loves your gifts….
Jenny: Oh come on, stop you’re embarrassing me. There’s no time for knitting! That’s just silly.
Knitting Fiend: It will make you feel so accomplished and you’ll have the best gifts to give and they’ll all be jealous of you.
Jenny: Hmm, you have a point… Darn you, appealing to my vanity! ….Ok maybe… Yeah! I’ll make a scarf for [family member], a hat for him, slippers for her, and a gift bag for them! I can do that if I really buckle down and do it!
Knitting Fiend: That’s it, Jenny [evil cackle] It’ll take no time, you’re really fast.
Jenny: Yeah, I am aren’t I?
Knitting Fiend: A week will be plenty of time to finish all that! [another evil laugh echoing into the distance]
THIS YEAR is different. Really. It is. Yarn Harlot says the slippers only take a couple hours or so… I can make a pair for my Mom and another for someone else… and that’s all. Really. It’ll be easy. Pictures soon :) Wish me luck.
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