No not really, but it is that time of year where I start looking at what I will be doing for Christmas gifts for the godchildren.
This fall my class reading schedule is looking particularly hairy at 24 books between the two, no really. So I've had to do a little bit of preventive planning to avoid the madness, insanity, full blown breakdown, panic that may occur if I am swamped with reading and its November 15th and I still have what to knit??
This is the picture of the shelf currently designated for knitting gifts for the children
That would be 4 sweaters and 4 pairs of socks worth of yarn sitting up there. Two sweaters for each child and two pairs of socks for each child. The schedule is one sweater and one pair of socks per month between August 1st and Nov 30th. That leaves me a few weeks in December for uh-oh!
This doesn't include the possible quilt for my godson for Xmas. (By the way M that might become his birthday gift for next year depending on school ick).
Technically that shelf is supposed to be for my school books when they arrive. But I believe I will be setting those some place else, unless of course I decide to move all the yarn to a bin and just set it at me feet :)
The first pair of socks, the Grow With Me Pattern (Rav link) by the mom herself is on the needles now for the girl. The pattern is quick and easy to do, made so that you just need to change out the toes for a few shoe sizes when your little ones start to grow. Several pairs that we have made for the kids have lasted through 2-3 shoe sizes doing it this way.
I'm ahead of schedule slightly on when they got cast on, because the baby blanket is nearly done!
After finishing the body of the blanket I started playing with edgings, and let me tell you how many cobwebs I had to pull out of my brain to remember how to do some crochet stitches, but I think I found an edging that I like that won't overwhelm the blanket, as well as be nice and firm for those little tugging baby fingers.
A light press, a few pictures and we may have a baby blanket pattern for everyone for a quick knit holiday gift.