Don't you just love those radio stations that decide come Thanksgiving that they are going to be playing Christmas music 24/7? It's O Holy, Santa Baby, Rockin' around the Tree all the time. Do they know it's Christmas after all? Well at this station... yes they do.
I mean throw them in every once in a while but constant holiday music for a month? Seems a little bit much to me. I'm not not going to say though that if I'm driving and happen upon this particular station and hear a familiar poppy song you may find me behind the wheel ring-ting-tingeling too!
Those few moments of driving karaoke frankly happen more often than I let on. You see, I must admit, I love Christmas. I love the dinner parties, I love all the presents and mistletoe and snow! I love the huge meal my mother cooks complete with her famous Coquito (egg nog Puerto Rican style, aka 151 Rum). I love going shopping and trying to find that gift that will make the receiver realize a lot of thought was put into it. I simply love the season of giving.
Of course for me most presents often mean they are going to be handmade. Thus for me, knitted. My knit
plan this Christmas is sketchy at best. I have one project completed and another on the needles.
My mentality is the mantra of the procrastinator I am, "You'll have time, we'll just start it tomorrow". Yes, so tomorrow we'll start a pair of mittens, a few baby hats, another scarf, and maybe a baby sized Wallaby. I must be out of my mind. I've got 25 days - 21 if I want to mail it out and have it arrive in time to make all these presents. I'm trying to not stress out about it all so back up plans are always a good idea. Maybe I'll do like the Handknit Holiday book tells me, send them a photo of the knitted item you just couldn't finish - it's the thought that counts right? ha!
Oh christmas knits, O christmas knits, why don't I start them earlier...
On a much more positive note. We've hit the goal of "squares" for the Hoboken Homeless Shelter Afghan!! I am like doubled over in excitement! I shamefully had a small pang of doubt that we were going to make the goal in time. But Knitta, please... there are more than enough squares for a blanket!!
So if you want to know what I'll be doing this weekend - lots of mattress stitch.
Ps. Those slouchy berets are everywhere nowadays aren't they!?