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Old 09-11-2006, 11:36 PM   #1
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Has anyone started knitting for Christmas?
I hate to even say it but.... has anyone started doing Christmas yet? I hate to rush the holidays but unfourtunately it's just the way it is in the retail world. I went to Hobby Lobby last week and they had HUGE Santa and Mrs. Claus lawn oranments already in stock....
I can feel the winds of change.. Brrr.... it's gonna start getting cold soon isnt' it?
I really am not looking forward to Christmas/Thanksgiving this year.. we lost my dad this year and I am not looking forward to the holidays..
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Old 09-11-2006, 11:56 PM   #2
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I know how hard the holidays are after losing someone!

Yes I have started Christmas knitting! I actually started in the summer when I had some time off. I still have to make a few pairs of clogs and finish my brother's neverending(only becauseI am so bored of knitting it) scarf but I think I should be ok.

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Old 09-12-2006, 12:15 AM   #3
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I've got to start making my list and staggering the yarn buying for the projects.

Let's see...

Grams-A shawl with Knit Picks Suri (anyone have a good, QUICK pattern for this)

Mom-A cabled lapghan, using 9 squares of the Great American Aran Afghan

Dad-Some sort of beanie (proabably black and grey...again any ideas?)

Step Mom-I'm thinking sugar on snow in black and orange for when she rides on Dad's Bike.

Step Dad-Probably Clogs
Grandma-Probably Clogs or a shawl

Sister #1-Clogs
Sister #2-Clogs
Sister #3-Ayla & Possibly those dolls I just saw someone talkign about
Brother #1-??? Probably buying something
Brother #2-Beanie, he has only been asking for YEARS
Brother #3-Buying something

Niece-Baby Uggs
Nephew-Cabled Beanie

Yikes...this does not even include My SIL (3) and BIL (1) OR the childrens Godparents. I see fudge in their future.
Luckily my brothers son is not due until Dec 31st
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Old 09-12-2006, 02:48 AM   #4
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I haven't started, but my list isn't very long:

Mom & Dad --- no knitted gifts this year, I will more and likely knit for them after the holidays. Which is fine by them.

Best friend - Scarf & socks
Her oldest daughter - felted bag & socks
Younger daughter - socks and I hopefully something else.
I am usually late sending them their gifts.

Friend #2- Scarf or socks
Friend #3 - Scarf or socks

Hairdresser - scarf, shawl or socks (depends on my time limits). It's a first time I have ever given her a present and she's been cutting my hair for 5 years now.

We do a small gift exchange at work, but I will more and likely bake stuff for my co-workers.

I come from a large family, but since I was a teenager (many moons ago) we stopped exchanging gifts, the family just got too large.

I also will be getting a christmas present from myself. My little puppy will be coming home around the second week in December. So my knitting plans could change drastically.
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Old 09-12-2006, 03:08 AM   #5
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for your loss - it isn't easy the first holiday season after losing ones dad - I remember it being hard for us all. If it is any consolation, it does get a bit easier - you never stop missing them, but the pain goes a bit and the wonderful memories come to the fore.

I've not started yet - I've ordered yarn to make the christmas gnomes, I intend making 4 of them, one for each colleague and putting a miniature bottle of booze with them for their presents.
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Old 09-12-2006, 03:12 AM   #6
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Nope, I have not started x-mas knitting.
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Old 09-12-2006, 10:48 AM   #7
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I want to start soon, but I'm only planning on making something for my parents. Otherwise it would be to much work, I don't have enough time to knit everybody something.
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Old 09-12-2006, 11:03 AM   #8
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So very sorry for your loss I will remember you and your family in my prayers.

As for Christmas knitting...nope, nadda, not gonna do it. LOL, I have been knitting for 2 years, well, this will be my 3rd Christmas since I began knitting, I knit all sorts of things the 1st year, but when I found myself stressing over knitting this and that for a long list of people we (Lonnie and I were out of town on a day trip) both decided that we didn't want to live that way! With me in stress mode for a few months before Christmas. So, I may knit the Krista Tee for my sis (not wintry, but she has said that she likes it), but that's probably about it for me.
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Old 09-12-2006, 11:26 AM   #9
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I'm currently working on Knitty's Anouk for a friends baby girl. I was going to make everyone clogs, but haven't had the money to order the yarn yet, so I think I'm going to make a couple of Branching Out scarves to give away also.
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