I cut the list back extensively this year. I'm knitting for maybe seven or eight people. Even with the cutbacks, I am still nowhere near done with my Christmas knitting. That's probably because my sister requires three items. Christmas, her birthday, and her college graduation all in one month. I have finished one of her gifts though!
Happy socks! Made in Knit Picks Felici self-striping sock in Afternoon using the Socks 101 pattern from Knitty. I love this yarn so much. It makes such great, vibrant socks. Plus, being able to actually wear them around and throw them in the washing machine helps a lot!
And that's what I've got done right now. I still have a ton left to finish before December 25th. I also have finals next week and the family Christmas card to draw the week after. Feel free to place your bets on me losing my mind before this is all over!
I guess when all the gifts on my Knit List are all unwrapped and worn, it will be worth all the stress. I am very lucky my family and friends appreciate hand knits enough to request items from me instead of wrinkling their noses at yet another knit hat.
...but this is still a lot of knitting to do. Oh man, oh god, oh man. I'm going to breathe now and get it done. I'll see you guys later!
P.S. I've got one of those Tumblr things now if you are interested in pictures of my WIPs and cat. ♥