I have knitted holiday gifts for my close family members (5 people all together, since I don’t count the kids or my hubs) every year since I started knitting in 2003. As far as I know, these gifts were well received and appreciated. But this year, my heart just isn’t in it. I’m having a tendonitis flare-up and I realized that I’m just not a fast enough knitter to knit for everyone I know and still be able to knit the things I want for myself. Besides, how many cozies (head, neck, hand, foot) do people need?
A very good friend suggested that each year I pick one family member to knit for and I think this is a pretty darn good solution. It will give me a much needed break from Santa’s workshop, and it will make those items I’ve made before even more dear. So, this year, I pared my to-knit-for list down to one. And it is an enormous relief.
3 thoughts on “Rethinking Holiday Knitting”
I think that’s a great idea. Besides, the whole point of gift knitting is for your heart to be in it — so if it’s not, it’s time to take a break from it.
That is a pretty awesome idea… and it frees you up to make something pretty awesome and special too, because it is not one of many. Love it… may have to join you in adopting this… ;D
I think that’s a fabulous idea. In fact, I think I’m going to adopt it myself.
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