The second after you resolve to knit gifts, cast on. I don't care if it's December 24, the first day of school for your kids in September, our if it isn't even Easter yet.
This has worked for me so far. People started asking me to knit them socks (ugh...) and as soon as I decided to actually do it (1-3 months later) I cast on. I'm making great time too.
I have a persistent three year old who keeps asking me what I'm making, and when I tell him I'm "making socks for Daddy" he always replies "You making socks for me Mommy? Socks for me?!" To which I reply, No. Might sound mean but this kid has a sharp memory and I don't want him disappointed if I can't actually make some for him. So I think if I still have time I'll have to make a pair of socks to go with the sweater I also made for him as a Christmas gift. I have almost three full skeins of the DGB left from it.
|The blue is more accurate but the green looks more |
like a kelly green than lime like in the photo.
My Christmas gift progress as of right now:
Narcissa socks for a friend (1 sock done - Ravelry link for pictures)
Fred and George socks for my husband
|Post blocking, with the extra length I am loving this!|
Wish my lighting wasn't so bad so the colors could be accurate.
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