Starting To Feel The Pressure
It is a very visual reminder of how close it is to Christmas. And how few gifts are finished.
I'm starting to feel the pressure now. A lot. I know. I know. I've gotten a lot of things finished in the last couple of days, and I'm glad of that. But there is still so much to do.
Like this scarf. This is my double-knit scarf. I finally gave up on trying to learn the invisible cast on and just cast on with both yarns at once. This is what it looks like:
So, not like it was kitchenered, but it looks fine. Certainly fine enough that, maybe once the pressure of the holidays is off, I can actually learn to do it. Hopefully I really can learn new tricks. I would hate to think I've started my downhill slide into senility already. (Although there are times I highly suspect it. Like last night when I dreamed I was a talking T-Rex riding a roller coaster. No, really.)
I'm gnashing my teeth a little over this scarf. This little bit represents about 2 hours knitting. Two hours! Jeez. That's not even 3 inches!
Just to show you what I mean... Look at where I'm at in the pattern. This is the tiniest little bit of a dire wolf. I still have to do the rest of the dire wolf, the words "Winter Is Coming," and another dire wolf. And that's all the farther I got in two hours?! Given my work schedule (which, right now is: all my waking moments), I'm not sure it's mathmatically possible to finish this for Christmas.
I still have massive amounts of baking, decorating, cleaning, shopping, and wrapping to do, too. I kind of wish now that I'd just knitted in front of T. He wouldn't have minded. I just feel bad about it not being a surprise like gifts are supposed to be.
Sigh. Oh well. Spilled milk. Hindsight. (Plus, I'm foolish enough to think I might still make it.)