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Old 12-23-2008, 02:16 PM   #1
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A very important Christmas Lesson..
For some unknown reason, I have always been a "late Christmas/last minute" shopper/knitter..Well, I think I have finally learned my lesson...I have 2 (promised for X-mas) Tams to complete by tomorrow (otn).Today when I woke up, my left eye felt really funky....guess what, I have 3 scratches on my eye, I am applying antibiotics, ointment(3 times a day) and wearing an eye patch!!!! Yes, I am knitting with one eye wearing a contact in the other plus readers on top of that..lesson well learned..Happy Holidays
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Old 12-23-2008, 02:41 PM   #2
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Hi, Cheley!

For many years I was always the one in the checkout line at Wal-Mart when they closed on Christmas Eve! Of course, I did meet a lot of very nice, but harrassed, people that way, and I did get the job done.

BUT, either age or wisdom has prevailed (pretty much) especially since I got so firmly into knitting!

First, I've simplified my gift giving to things like gift cards or on-line purchases. That helps tremendously since health-wise I'm not too keen on traipsing through stores.

As for hand-made items, since I love knitting, I tend to knit stuff all year long that comes in really handy when my former acquaintances are queuing in the Wal-Mart checkout!

I know it's a little late this season for you to start next year's knitted gifts, but January isn't too early, either!

I hope your eye improves quickly, and I know you'll get done what you started. You have to be very determined if you're knitting with an eye patch, so very well done!

Happy knitting,
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Old 12-23-2008, 02:46 PM   #3
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Thanks for your "wise words" Ruthie..(thank god I can type without looking)!!!!
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UGH! I feel for you. You know, it seems no matter how early I start, I'm always behind the 8 ball so to speak. I guess the more time I have, the more I try to do. Sorry your eye is messed up on top of having to complete projects at this late date!! Hope it's better quickly!
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I just hope that you are feeling better soon and that you don't have any permanent damage.
I tried to be on top of things this year but I am still not going to be done on time... sigh... maybe next year.... if I start in January!
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I used to be a last minute shopper but I learned a lesson years ago. I now try to finish my shopping before Thanksgiving and most times it works. Finishing my wips is another story,lol I usually try to start next years hand made items in January but I do get some of them done. I just plan on making too much hence the wips.
I hope your eye heals with no permanent damage. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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Oh no! I hope you are feeling better soon. I am currently finishing up a few projects for the holidays. Luckily some won't be handed out until Saturday!
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I have no words of wisdom on the last minute stuff- my niece and nephew will be getting half their christmas gift when I finish knitting them sometime next week. I just tell myself I am extending the joy of the season - technically there are 12 days of Christmas anyway
Hope your eye feels better. If you don't mind my asking how did you scratch your eye?
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Originally Posted by vaknitter View Post
I have no words of wisdom on the last minute stuff- my niece and nephew will be getting half their christmas gift when I finish knitting them sometime next week. I just tell myself I am extending the joy of the season - technically there are 12 days of Christmas anyway
Hope your eye feels better. If you don't mind my asking how did you scratch your eye?
Thanks..as far as the "eye booboo"..I have no idea!!! Maybe my DH tried to gouge my eyes out while I slept Just kiddin..I think I poked my self with the corner of my Decorative/hard pillow on my sofa..went to the Doc this a.m.and new cells are growing already...just have to be careful not to re-scratch...but the scratches are close to the pupil so I am seeing a little blurry today...BTW I am still like a fool!!!! Merry Christmas
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