I came awake this morning when I entered the date into a spreadsheet--August 18th. That's half way through August and more than half way through the year. I have not started knitting a single Christmas gift. I haven't even decided what to knit! So, to take my mind off of all things spreadsheet related I started searching for gift patterns. Doesn't get the work done but it is a lot more fun.
There are a lot of really great gift ideas out there in knitting land, but I am a utilitarian type of knitter so scarves, shawls, socks, hats, etc. are my favorite knits. Add to that the fact that just when I think I have gifted one too many hats or scarves, someone asks me if I can knit them another. So, utilitarian it is!!
The world famous (among knitters) Noro scarf has been loved by my family for years now and there are two family members who have never received one. Done--that's two. Then, two of the Grandchildren can't get enough silly hats like last year's Dragon hat. Bam, two more--the Dead Fish Hat. I'm on a roll! DIL#2 mentioned she needs a cashmere cowl and DIL#1 needs a blue shawl to go with a particular dress. Watch out! I'm getting dangerous.
Anyway, another half hour of pattern surfing tomorrow and I will be well on the way to getting Christmas knitting off the ground! I may even start looking for yarn--right after I finish this spreadsheet!
Life is good.