I got off the bus near my house tonight at 5:30 and it was fully dark. I'm talking moon and stars, nighttime, dark. Ugh. Whose idea was it to move Daylight Savings back so late? Don't you remember the days of gradually shortening evenings? This might be the year I finally cave and get a sunlamp.
Knitting isn't even much solace for the daylight we've lost. But, I have been knitting away. My hope is to get this sweater finished over the weekend. I have a few smaller projects I'm dying to get to and this is the only thing standing in my way. Unfortunately, it's also the only mindless project I've got, so once it's done, I won't have anything to preoccupy me at colloquium discussions or tv night with my fellow grad students. It's not like I can't conjure up something equally comprised of stockinette, I suppose...but, what? That's a silly question. I have a queue a mile long and heaps of yarn. I will find something!
I've been thinking about knitting a few Christmas gifts here and there (the above is possibly one). I always say, "No! Not this year!" until about this time. I'm having thoughts such as, "I need to get rid of that yarn. Who will wear mittens that blue?" or "This doesn't fit me quite right. Who has a small enough head?" (the answer: no one in my family!). Fortunately, the only gifts I'm obligated to are a couple dog sweaters, so if I don't get around to making a few small things, no one will be the wiser. :)
Are you knitting gifts? What sorts of things? Were they requested or thoughtfully chosen by you? Here's something I've been thinking a lot about: what are you going to get your knitting friends for Christmas? Yarn? Notions? Accessories (are they the same as notions? I should know these things....)? I'm curious, so let me know in the comments!
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