Posted by: Moggle | December 9, 2007

Boycotting christmas knitting

A Christmas card to my blog readers:

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In fact, here have two!

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Made by my little sister’s fair hands. Aren’t they gorgeous?

It seems that a good portion of the knitting blogs I’ve been reading are full of people panicking about christmas knitting. Well consider this blog a christmas gift knitting free zone! After knitting on Christmas morning last year and less than enthusiastic reaction from my family I’ve decided not to do it this year. I knitted a lot for birthdays this year, but I’ve usually finished things too late for the actual day and I have not been really sure how people really have felt about the item they’ve been given.

I have too many projects I want to do and designs/patterns to be working on so no more gift knitting – selfish knitting from here on in!

Most of what I’ve been knitting lately is unbloggable. Lots of sample garment knitting and pattern writing and calculations. So I don’t really have much to write about for now. Beaufort the third is progressing nicely and is a good company for lunch time and movie/telly knitting. I think I’m nearly ready to cast on for either Tangled Yoke or Thermal and can’t decide which one to do first.

But for now it’s back to writing christmas cards.

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Responses

  1. You’re not alone, I don’t do Christmas knitting either. December brings enough stress as it is, and knitting is supposed to be fun. Nothing wrong with being a bit selfish now and then. Enjoy!

  2. I’m in agreement here. I’m never sure how people will take knitted gifts. our neighbour was 40 recently so I said to OH I’d knit her some socks from my own hand dyed yarn. he laughed, thought I was joking!.If people ask me to knit them something I oblige, other than that its for me!!! Enjoy some ‘selfish’ knitting

  3. I’m with you too!

    Why are knitters expected to make gifts for all and sundry?? – other hobbies don’t get this pressure to spend their time and talents on others…

    Do model aircraft enthusiasts make little planes for their friends??? 🙂


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