Powered by
Movable Type 3.2

September 28, 2005

88 Days


88. That's how many Knitting Days Until Christmas remain. (Just for clarity: I did count today and did not count Christmas Day.) Is it just me, or does that seem like a ridiculously small number? And I think I have eleven people to knit for (three immediate family, five other family, two friends... hm, that's ten. Oh, wait, I have yarn for a scarf for another friend, so that's eleven), coincidentally enough. That means that, in order to finish the last project on Christmas Eve, I should be finishing one thing every eight days. Um, yeah. Right.

I am getting just a wee bit alarmed here. Partially because in my every-eight-days thing, the unending baby blanket (for a rather imminent little princess) and Birch (for me, but I want it done by November 1) were not even counted at all. Ack ack ack.

Okay, let's be sensible here. Let's break this down into a few subsets. With different levels of goals. And rewards. All that good stuff. As always, read on if you're not a member of my family or a close offline friend.

I think I'm going to randomly assign some goals, just to have them there. I'll try to somewhat alternate easy and hard, but leave the most complex things for toward the end as I'll be working on them in bits the whole time. And I think "most complex" at this point is the Campus Scarf, Orenburg-Style Scarf, and Baltic Sea Stole. I think I will set goals for Sundays, as I tend to get most of my knitting time on the weekends. The most mindless projects will be set for November, as I'll be doing my knitting while writing.

October: Finish non-holiday projects and get some easy stuff out of the way.
10/2: Boring Baby Blanket
10/9: Irish Hiking Scarf
10/16: State Dishcloths
10/23: Jayne Hat
10/30: Birch

November: It's all about scarves, baby.
11/6: Scarf for Godmother
11/13: Scarf for Godmother's Sister
11/20: Pink Ribbon Scarf
11/27: Red Ribbed Scarf

December: Insanity sets in.
12/4: Hat for Aunt
12/11: Campus Scarf
12/18: Orenburg-Style Scarf
12/24: Baltic Sea Stole

Ummmm. May I go running in the other direction now? No, really, this is doable... right?

Posted by Kat at September 28, 2005 01:09 PM

ROFL! Im gonna forever call it the boring baby blanket :P

Posted by: aisling at September 28, 2005 07:41 PM

OH MY GAWD!!! Only 88 days!! Thanks, Kat. I hadn't been monitoring the time very closely. It's now time for a frantic list of projects and due dates. And no sleep. May as well start that now.

Posted by: Erica at September 29, 2005 09:25 AM

You HAVE to call 1-877-SOS-KNIT! (Toll free in Canada and the US).

Posted by: Jessica at September 29, 2005 10:49 AM

Sorry - I see now you already know about it.

Posted by: Jessica at September 29, 2005 10:51 AM

Page design by fluffa! Hosted at prettyposies.com. Powered by Movable Type 3.2