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I came across this yarn in my stash (Essential Multi), and, realizing that the colors are perfect for my sister-in-law, it was decided on the spot that this Lace Ribbon scarf would be a must-knit Christmas gift for her. Does that ever happen to you - when you are struck by a flash that you MUST knit a certain item for a certain person? In my case, it's contagious, too. Once one person has a gift planned for them, I think of someone else who really needs one too. Sort of a revolving gift list.

So, what are you knitting for gifts this year? And, how are you feeling about your time line - are you going to make it?

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Comment by Kella on November 22, 2009 at 2:10pm
I'm probably not going to make it, but it's a running gag in the family that my definition of Christmas encompasses December through January. Right now I'm finishing up my sister's Cheesylove sweater, in black Comfy, and I've got Andean Silk - Slate on the sticks right now with a reversible triple-cable scarf for my father-in-law. I've also got a pine green scarf in the Miranda pattern on another set of sticks, and my own socks have been lingering on my dpn's in my stash bucket since I realized just how behind I was on Christmas knitting... >< That's not counting the three or four other scarfs I have to do...
Comment by Mrs. K on October 8, 2008 at 11:56am
I've got three things going at the moment at the same time. A baby cardigan needs to be sewn up and finished off for a friend, but that doesn't need to be finished before Christmas. So I guess that will be in my basket for a few more days.

Then I've got a sweater on the go for myself. Again, no deadline on that one, but I want to have this done by end of November.

What I am currently waiting for is new yarn for a lovely hoodie for my husband. He doesn't suspect a thing and my best friend is my helper and partner in "crime". She ordered the yarn for me and will give it to me on the train to work (where we usually meet up whenever possible and share news, knits and natter). I'll then leave most of it under my desk at work and only take enough with me for the next way home and back in. My hubby's birthday is mid October, so I'm starting to run out of time. But as he doesn't suspect it, I might just as well give it to him as a "no longer birthday" present.
Comment by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on October 3, 2008 at 5:45pm
Tina,

I may sound ambitious, but I developed a list early in the year when I started deciding what I wanted to make and for whom... then I started knitting away at it. I've either finished or nearly finished over half of the projects . I keep two or three going at all times, and if they get boring, I knit up a quicky, like the tobogan pattern that was featured in the blog - I can do one of those in about two nights. I'm retiring at the end of the calendar, and want to make a knitted gift for my dearest friends and co-workers. It's turned into kind of a tradition in our office the past few years. One of the other ladies in my office makes a knitted item every year for our white elephant exchange, and always knits an afghan for people retiring. After I started knitting three years ago, I joined the bandwagon with socks, and they were a tremendous hit. Last year I knit quicky shawls for the other three ladies in my office, and they keep them at their desks for those days when the AC is overblowing. It's a great thing to give someone a gift that they CANNOT buy any where.
Comment by ice on October 3, 2008 at 11:13am
Using up a "part" of my stash yarns for Lavender Sachets in different lace patterns. For the grand daughters: hooded sweater for the baby Katie, legwarmers for Erica (for ballet) and a T- dress for Abigail. Hats, scarves, mitts and socks for the grandsons. And when that is done a baby blanket for the "new" baby expected beginning of May! Finally a Bithday in May...the only month that was missing a birthday
Comment by PurlGirl on October 2, 2008 at 9:50am
I am using up my stash of KnitPicks odds and ends to make miniature sweater Christmas ornaments and at least 3 sets of the Knitpicks designed felted snowmen. I am not getting myself too deep in projects that I can't enjoy a little knitting for myself on the side!
Comment by Tina on October 2, 2008 at 7:46am
Wow, you are ambitious!
Comment by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on October 1, 2008 at 6:55pm
Oh, and I forgot, 3 pair of leg warmers for my granddaughters who are all in ballet. I've already ordered my yarn from Knit Picks.
Comment by KnittinNana on October 1, 2008 at 6:12pm
At least four pairs of socks, one done three to go! I know I'll make it as soon as I finish this English Peddler shawl!
Comment by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on October 1, 2008 at 4:36pm
Scarves, tobogans (in collegiate color stripes), a shawl, two purses, one triangle scarf, two cowls (from a top down hoodie pattern I transformed, a pair or two of fingerless gloves. I'm knitting my heart out nightly, and carry my knitting with me everywhere I go. Thankfully the patterns are not too difficult.

I may make it... I'll let you know.

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