It was at about this time last year that I came up with a plan. Since I always seemed to get to my Christmas knitting so late in the year, I thought it time that I started earlier. Way earlier. January.
I decided to knit everyone a scarf. The first pattern I found was the dragon scarf. Then I got sidetracked. I made myself an alligator scarf. (I had to include myself in the project, right?) And then it was my niece's birthday (and I ended up knitting her present twice).
By the summer, it was time to get serious. I managed to get a couple scarves done. I blogged about one. This one was for my niece.
Then this one ended up going to my dad.
Then I figured that I'd better get my nephew's birthday present done (he was inconveniently born on December 26th). It turned out very nice.
For my newest nephew, I figured that a scarf wouldn't be the best option. So, he got a soft toy instead.
It was fall before I got to the end of my project. I had two more scarves to knit. And then on November 13th, I was done. All I had to do was wrap everything and wait for the big day.
It was the strangest December. I wasn't panicking. I wasn't busily trying to finish a bunch of projects in time for the holiday. December 23rd was a peaceful day (this is unusual for me).
Also, I didn't get sick. (Well, I had one migraine, but that was closer to New Year's than Christmas.) It was lovely. This is how the holiday season should always be.
So, now it's time to plan for Christmas 2011. Actually, it's totally time to start. But first I must decide what it is that I'm going to knit for everybody. Hats? Gloves? Socks? I'm going to have to think about this.