IT has happened to me (cue dark and stormy music).

Stephanie Pearl-McPhee writes about "IT" and "IT" has happened to me. As I sit here at work I can only think of how much better my time might be spent at home with some lovely green yarn and a circular needle which will transform itself into a beautiful sweater. I really don't care that working will make the moo-la to purchase more yarn and further contribute to the cycle of "IT", I just want to knit!

"IT" in a nutshell refers to getting in over one's head with knitting planned as Christmas (or other holiday) gifts for loved ones. Great intentions to begin and then "IT" rears its ugly head from your knitting stash and snidely remarks that Christmas is only a few short weeks away and you still have 3 projects to finish. 3 projects whose beginning exists only in your mind. Well, "IT" has happened to me, and I probably wouldn't have it any other way.

I think I need to take Babs' (from Chicken Run) advice and go into solitary confinement (or "on holiday" as she calls it), maybe I could get some knitting done there.



Blogger Teri S. said...

I like the idea of going into solitary confinement and just knitting. Or as I call it "on retreat." If worse comes to worse (and you don't have to ship your knitted gifts), you can always shoved the unfinished project in a box, wrap it nicely, and then take it back to finish after the recipient has opened the present. I've done that and it went over fine. Good luck with finishing everything on time.

12/09/2007 3:19 PM  
Blogger Alison said...

Thanks for the suggestion. I just may need to use that advice next week. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

12/18/2007 3:31 PM  

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