45 Days ’til Christmas!

Though it is generally only acceptable to discuss the holiday season until after Thanksgiving, I am a crafter. My holiday gift list grows every day and an early start means I will only be a little bit rushed and crazy the week of Christmas.

Over the next 45 days, I plan to check in daily with my progress.  That means: FAMILY, NO PEEKING! Some family members already know about some of the planned gifts, but I have saved a few surprises.  I will attempt to speak, write, photograph and maybe even share a few videos keeping everything abstract and in code so I am less likely to completely spoil all of the gift giving fun.  But if you have a feeling crafted presents might be for you: please avoid any posts titled with the Christmas countdown.  Thank you!

As of now, here is the current breakdown of presents:

Projects in Progress: 6

Projects Complete: 3

Total Presents to Complete: 22

Over the course of the season, the total presents to complete may fluctuate as I decide to hold off on certain presents, or if I go on a crazy streak, I add more presents to the list.  Tomorrow’s update will clue you in on the types of projects I intend to make.

But I’d like to put a call out: What are you planning on crafting this holiday season?

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  1. #1 by craftygirl83 on November 10, 2012 - 3:23 PM

    I am actually done with my Christmas crafting for the most part (*ducks*). I knit a pair of socks for my mom, a pair for my DH, a couple of scarves for my DH’s family members, and a hat for my BFF. I wove 2 scarves that will be gifts as well. The only thing I really have left to do is knit a few small ornaments to go with some gift cards I’m giving, but if I don’t get them done it isn’t a huge tragedy. This is the earliest I’ve ever been done, so I’m pretty proud of myself this year!

    Good luck with your knitting! I’ll be following along on your blog to see your progress. 🙂

  2. #2 by Sarah on November 12, 2012 - 2:21 PM

    I am taking the Chanukah/Christmas knitting and giving easy this year (thank goodness) and have decided to mainly give hats using this pattern from Purl Bee (http://www.purlbee.com/thank-you-hats/) with variations in each hat made by adding striping in a different color for each person. My dad (completed), sister, her boyfriend, and maybe a couple of friends will get hats. My boyfriend will get a hat as well but I have to find him some yarn that doesn’t itch (he tried to steal the hat for my dad but it is wool and a bit itchy for him). My BF’s dad is getting a pair of dark fingerless gloves. I have completed a pair of socks for my friend, as well as a very comfortable pair of slipper/socks made from some lovely llama yarn for grandma (I am going to make sure she never washes them!). I also am trying to think of a project for my mom (she is allergic to wool) and am thinking of making her a pair of slipper/socks as well. I also may crochet some potholders if I have time as gifts for professors etc.

    Good luck with your knitting! I am so impressed with how many projects you are taking on and can’t wait to hear how they go!

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