Christmas Crunch

Here it is, the Christmas Crunch. There are 17.5 days until Christmas, according to the countdown app on my phone. And while I am, overall, in fairly good shape, I’ve got a number of things to do still.

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(Sorry for the phone pictures. Like I said, it’s crunch time! Using the real camera would take up so much precious time.)

There are six projects pictured above. Three of them are absolutely-must-finish-by-Christmas projects, and of those three two are not started yet. One of the above projects is basically done, I just need to get my tapestry needles back from my sister. That one actually isn’t a Christmas gift, it’s a prize for a coworker from a charity drawing at work. And the last two could really be late with no consequence whatsoever, but I really want to get them done in time!

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In this photo, you can see the three must-finish-by-Christmas items: the Polaris mittens, and three hunks of yarn that are going to become two pairs of Maize mittens. You can also see the edge of the basically-done thing, another Barley hat!

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Polaris is coming alone pretty nicely, though. Nearly done. I’m going to block the thumb much more aggressively than the rest of the hand, because I’m a little worried about the length of it. Lily assures me it’s fine, but I want to make certain.

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These two don’t strictly have to be done by Christmas. But I really want the cardigan to be done, at least, so Lily can wear it that day. The cardigan is my first adult-sized garment, my Miette. The fingerless mittens are also for Lily, and are also a teeny bit small. Again, she assures me that it’s fine and they fit fine–she hasn’t seen them, but I’ve had her put them on.

I also have one Christmas pipe dream: I would love to wear my Ravenclaw Sweater to Christmas. There is about a 10% chance that I’ll have it finished in time, but maybe if I work super super hard…?

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About blogonepurltwo

A 26-year-old lady trying to figure out how to be an adult.
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4 Responses to Christmas Crunch

  1. Brittany says:

    Those mittens are gorgeous!

  2. MJ says:

    I don’t know how you do it! I’m so terrible at deadline knitting. Everything looks great! Good luck and Merry Christmas.

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