Aaaahhhh the Chrissie knitting terror!! I have done it to myself really. Decided on the 1st of December that giving knitted toys to all the friends and family kids I give pressies to was such a good idea and money saver....Soooooo out came pen and paper and off I wrote with a list of kids..... TWELVE (yes I said 12) kids later..I stopped searching my memory for fear of finding more children..LOL Soooooo twelve toys I have to knit..I have done 4. Was going great guns of 1 a day until I had a knitting breakdown yesterday and did almost no knitting. Today I am back to it. Cant afford to stop now. Must get them done. Though, if needed, I can skip the next door neighbour kids (3 of them) and just buy them something silly and little. But still. Knitting away I am. Bit sick of doing toys. Can think of like a few other things I would rather be doing, but these have to be done. Getting the little toys that have to visit postage bags and go for a jump over the pond first. Then will get back to the local ones that the girls will hand deliver.
Yesterday booked Harley's birthday party too, today she hands out the invites. Not too many more sleeps before my first born little darling turns 8..Where did the time go?
I never got time to list my earrings on my etsy like I wanted to in hopes of selling them for Chrissie, oh well there is always Valentines next year.
I have been having some fun with ravelry. Met a new friend there. She is really nice. No blog though..lol
No piccies from me today. Too much to do no time to take them and its horrid weather anyway.
19 days til chrissie and I am so not ready this year! Though I have just bought the pressie the girls will give me. Got most of theirs on lay-by...Taken care of 12 other kids pressies (if I get them all knitted).....But there is still several adults to get pressies for and I honestly have no clue (though have gotten some of my sisters pressies already). I haven't had a year this bad since I was pregnant with Harley (I had an excuse that year..Heavily pregnant with a child does that too you). Have bought my two good friends presents (well..one is fully gotten, another has half on the way and half has to be bought but I know what it is). Still have parents...inlaws (x6) ..ADAM (from me and from girls)...rest of my sisters (x2)...Adam can row his own boat and work out what to get me this year (bad enough I have to work out pressies for his family!!!)..I hate chrissie..Still have to put the tree up (that might be something Adam and the girls can do tomorrow since he has the day off work). Oh..and I forgot to mention I have to buy Harley a birthday present or two.
Yesterday I had my seasonal moment of kindness (ok..would have done it no matter what the time of year). At the supermarket there were a "special" pair in front of us who had just done their shopping. We were all lined up with our things to pay and go. They had their Chrissie vouchers that they earned all year to spend. But it turned out they had lost one. The female was getting in a minor panic because they didnt have enough money to pay for all their groceries. It wasnt much extra needed (only $2.70) but she was worried and couldnt find it. I nudged Adam and told him to pay for it. He handed over the money needed. The woman was so greatful, she kept thanking us..The checkout lady kept thanking us (even after the two had left). I felt ashamed that such a HUGE deal was made out of Adam and I doing something so small as handing over a few dollars to help out a stranger (it wasnt going to ruin our day but it might have made theirs). WHAT has the world come to when such a big effort of praise has to be made out of a small act of kindness? I am horrified to think that a lot of people would have probably stood there huffing and puffing because "speical" people couldnt get their shopping right.
Anyway back to the grindstone. Happy knitting all!
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