Thursday, December 10, 2009

Christmas is coming, the geese are getting fat

Yes, the Christmas knitting is complete (no, there are no pictures, some readers of this blog are to be recipients!). Mind you, I had pared it down to the minimum, but apart from knitting, it also needing felting, which has also been done. So I am currently feeling an enormous sense of accomplishment.

And, it is not often that I beat the Yarn Harlot onto a bandwagon, but this time I have done it. My French Press Slippers have just been waiting until the Christmas knitting was put of the way (seeing that I am currently feeling the felting love). Zephyrama initiated me into the slipper fold, and I am so ready. I seem to have the perfect buttons, too.

I currently feel so swamped with WIPs, with books (I request books from the library, and then all the books I have requested for the last 6 months all arrive at the same time. There is never a possibility of renewing them, so I have to try and finish 10 books in three weeks. Makes me feel under pressure.), with Christmas preparation, that any little thing I finish fills me with a great feeling of achievement. Anything.

Done the washing up? Warm glow.

Finished one sock? Yay!

Posted all overseas and interstate Christmas presents? By crikey, you're a good 'un.

Done Christmas knitting? Bursting with virtue.

Finish a book? The best, baby, the best.

Now all I have to do is finish some more WIPs, the pile of books by my bed, cleaning the house, the Christmas cards, wrapping presents, de-cluttering, losing 10 or so more kilos, the laundry, the vacuuming, the bathrooms, the dinner, commenting on blogs, the stuff needed for the end of the school year, organising the holidays and keeping the children gainfully occupied, and I'll be right. Everything will be under control.

How about you?


Rose Red said...

heh, except for the children stuff, my list seems about as long as yours. Longer perhaps, since I have posted no parcels yet...

Leonie said...

Congratulations on your successes! Good luck with the WIP's both knitting and other!
I have already forgotten one event, granted it was one of my husband's and he didn't add it to the list of events for the month so not reeeeaaaalllyy my fault but still. Have lots to do and never enough time, story of my year and it's only going to get worse :-)

2paw said...

Yay for you, you are so organised. I know, I am a recipient of your organisation. I am not organised, I am demi-semi-(quaver) organised. You are soooo much coler then TYH!! Soooo ahead of the trends!!!

MadMad said...

Ay. I cannot speak of the list. What list? (I hope you took pics before giving away your knitting, so we can see the FOs eventually!)

Geek Knitter said...

Your list... it makes me tired!

amy said...

I've been meaning to comment on this post for days--that tell you anything? But truly, I'm taking things as they come. What else can you do? Strep throat is going around the 5yo's class, the 1yo may have been exposed to chickenpox--doesn't matter if I have a list. Things will get done when they get done. As long as Santa comes on time (and thanks to Amazon, I'm sure he will!!) everything else is completely and totally flexible. Because I say so!

Amy Lane said...

I don't want to talk about it. I'd rather bask in your virtue!

Lynne said...

I'm sure most of that got done and if it didn't, ah well - the people are what counts, right?

10 books in three weeks? Good luck!