Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Trying to Get Ahead

Every year, Christmas sneaks up on me. Impossible, you say. Christmas is December 25 every year. While I would agree with your logic, I always seem to think that Christmas is farther away than it really is. I'll be able to knit 4 pairs of men's socks in 2 days. I just won't sleep or eat or acknowledge any bodily function that is inconvenient. I can do it! I am a KNITTER!

This year, however, will be different. I've got a rigorous, yet entirely possible (?) sock knitting schedule. I'll keep you updated with a tally of Christmas socks on the sidebar. Start one of your own. Let's knit socks together!

For those of you who think that sock knitting is hard or haven't tried knitting in the round, I leave you with words of wisdom.

Really, all you need to become a good knitter are wool, needles, hands, and slightly below-average intelligence. Of course, superior intelligence, such as yours and mine, is an advantage. ~Elizabeth Zimmerman

4 comments:

T. said...

Thanks J - will update my tally.

Gotta love Ms. Zimmerman

Sarah said...

I've done the same thing (although not as well laid out as yours). I began collecting the shoe sizes of my friends and family last month and created an excel spreadsheet to keep track of the gifts I have to make. Oh, there is also a couple of columns for the friends I have that are expecting this year, and the baby gifts to knit for them.
Wait, I guess it is pretty well laid out :P

andi said...

Wow. So organized, ladies. I will be excited to finish even one pair of socks for Christmas as I have yet to master the art of one-handed knitting while breastfeeding. Maybe next year I will be able to join you in your mad rush to make Christmas gifts, but this year I shall have to just envy your progress from afar.

And a spreadsheet, Sarah? You are a dorkius maximus. And I say that with the greatest amount of love ever (plus, I'm allowed as we are related). :)

T. said...

Sarah and Andi are related! We get so excited when people post and always wonder who they are - know we have some idea!