Christmas is such a busy time. People who are normally very pleasant turn into animals in shopping malls. They steal the last must-have gift out of your cart, they cut you off in the parking lot, they snear and snap at everyone. Gifts must be purchased and wrapped, shipped or delivered. Cookies need to be baked and tested, cards mailed, parties attended.
Knitters are no exception. Last night, T. and I went to Stitch and Bitch where many of us were frantically knitting on presents that need to go under the tree. We stress about finishing this project so that we can move onto that one. We could fit in one more pair of socks, right? Another sweater or shawl should be doable in the next 2 weeks, yes?
I just remembered that all this stressing about knitting is distracting me from my craft. I have been forgetting the happy thoughts and warm wishes that I like to work into knitted gifts. It's time to pay attention to the wearer of my knitted gifts and weave in a little love.