It has been since I last bought yarn!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Dear Grandma

Dear Grandma P

I really had the best intentions. I made socks for Grandma J in August and I produced socks at break neck speeds for Grandpa J in November, but then I just hit a bump in the road and, let's just say the progress has been less than stellar.

The bump in the road's name is Christmas. This "Christmas" character is demanding a lot more of my time than I have right now, and everytime I think to myself, "lets sit down and knit these puppies", Christmas rears it's ugly little head and diverts my attention elsewhere.

Christmas is the stupid reason I've been in the mall for countless hours trying unsuccessfully to find gifts that are "just right". (Unnecessary pressure I put on myself, I know.) Christmas has also forced me do more baking, and olympic level freezer manipulation to fit in all the baking. (I'm sure you know a thing or two about that.) Also- it seems that this Christmas character also wants me to go to parties and out for lunches and well... it just seems to suck up a lot of my time that I normally commit to knitting.

And so- your socks have suffered. I wish I could post at least one sock, as a bastien of hope that they will get finished, but sadly, it just doesn't look that good on the sock front.

Yup. That's the progress so far. Not even divine intervention can save me at this point. (I'd be terrible at Sock Wars. {read that article- so cool that knitters are making the Wall Street Journal!})

Don't get me wrong. I WILL finish them- just not before Christmas, and well, honestly, probably not until we're well in the New Year. However, I know you're patient lady and you wouldn't want me to have any unecessary stress, so I'm just not going to sweat it. (Or at least TRY to not sweat it, if you only knew what a compulsive obsesser I am ...) Anyways- what I'm trying to say is I'm sorry- I've fallen victim to the knitter's worst enemy at Christmas, TIME. (In fact, what a lovely gift that would make- Dear Santa, I'd like more TIME please.)

I suppose it's very dramatic of me now to swear on a stack of bibles that I will learn from this story, and next year begin the Christmas knitting when time is ample and reasonable. But let's be honest, we all know what this blog will be saying a year from now.... I need more time to knit {blank} for Christmas!!!

I do hope you'll forgive.


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