Thursday, December 27, 2007

Just Under The Wire...or...Neglectful

It's been almost a month since I've posted. Not that y'all couldn't have figured that out.

Ugh. The Holidaze. Every year I recall Christmases of my youth. We kids would bounce around asking my mom:

'when are we getting a tree?'
'where are we celebrating this year?'
'can we put Christmas lights up?'

Most of the time my mom would ignore us or give us the crytic answer:
'one of these Christmases I'm just going to disappear...mumble mumble...'

She never did, but the threat was always there. I didn't get it until a few years ago.

The stress of holiday planning and shopping and weight-gain and wrapping and deciding who gets what gift and having a few extras on hand just in case we forgot Aunt Suzie and the obligation of who to visit on what day and at what time and we're not eating here, we are just stopping by to wish 'merry-merry' are just too much.

Add to that the self imposed stress of LET'S KNIT SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!

I was about to jump off the proverbial ledge and not even Miss Poppy Sassypants could talk me down. Needless to say, this is the reason I've been so neglectful of my blog and blog-stalking and crafting. Last night was the first time I've picked up yarn and needles in about 3 weeks.

Isn't that a shame?

Yes, yes it is. Indeed. So now that the holidays are over and I've had some time to reflect on my failed attempt to make it a crafty holiday, I've had a Moment of Christmas Clarity.

So...starting January 2008, here's the plan.
  1. Finish/Frog all my wips. Get them out of my hair. Cleanse My Crafting Chi.
  2. Between each larger project, knit a smaller project.
Two steps. I can do this!
First off, gf has been more than patient waiting for the Habu sweater. So that's my first project I'll devote my time to. After that, I'll work on Patti and then the other unmentionable projects that are floating about. And since knitting projects for people last minute stresses me out, I'll spread the love over the entire year. I'll use my leftover and stash yarn to knit/crochet scarves, purses, mittens and dolls for gift giving! There are so many patterns for little projects...and for Christmas I received Knitting Little Luxuries, which has some really beautiful things that I would love to try. Sounds easy enough, right?

I guess we'll see!