Friday, October 20, 2006

Making a list, checking it twice.

Ok, here it is. Mainly for my own enjoyment...

Mom - I usually knit something majorish and minor...Major is done, and minor is just about there.
Dad - Also a major knit with a little something...done.
Sibling Exchange - Yeah, I had to do a little cheating with the secret name picking, and this is a major project that I don't even have the yarn for yet.

The nieces
Fana - doll, knit and one outfit done.
Cecilia - doll, already knit and complete with two outfits.
Alexis - doll not even near knit.
Georgia (only a month old now!)- a sweater that I keep changing my mind on. I am leaning towards this.

The nephews
Kurtis - Hat. The skull hat with flaps, done.
Nick - Hat. The request is black with a white stripe near the brim...I am working on it now.
Blake - Hat. Confirmed this evening that he would like the We Call them Pirates hat red with black skulls.
Lukas - Hat. Black and he is all about Pokemon.
Spencer - Hat. The R2D2 hat...done.
Connor - Hat. Not really sure yet, but will confirm with him on the next visit...Nov 7th.
Christopher - Hat. Ditto.
Corey - Hat, I have some ideas. I am thinking stripy...flaps.

The inlaws
MIL - would like a tank or sweater...but I have yet to see her wear the other two tanks or shawl that I have knit her. She like to save things for special occasions.
FIL - He would love another sweater, I am just not sure yet.
Rachele - I think another pair of socks would be great.
Tina - ditto.
Michael - Do I knit for the "boyfriend". He is really in (no pressure Michael if you are reading)...and I really would love a wedding to attend that I can show off my new dance moves!

Lastly but certainly not least...
DH - As picky as my hubby is, I think I may attempt a sweater he would enjoy...seamless hybrid? Can you say brooklytweed wanna be?
Lucca - Again, a sweater...batmanish...superwashish...swishish?
Matteo - Ditto but sub with superman.


Then there are like 10 birthdays before Christmas that I always seem to think I have time to knit for. I really would like to knit things for those family memeber who have yet to get a handknit gift...we'll see....

A little friday eye candy...



We went on our first field trip this morning to pick apples....mmmmmm....apple pie....

23 comments:

Kaitie Tee said...

I love the idea of the EZ sweater for the month old baby. Elliphantom's turned out so cute. Would you also make the yo-yo? I think it added just the right touch.

kathy in juneau said...

I'm hyperventilating here .. are you really, REALLY going to get all that knit before the holidays?? (Gotta hope it's Christmas and not Hanukkah which is even sooner.)

The doll teaser yesterday, may I ask, what pattern?

Kate A. said...

Geez...I thought I was good for committing to two pairs of slippers. *Maybe* a sweater for Hubbster *after* the holidays.... Can you really knit all that in such a short time?? I'm impressed enough by what you've done already...

Anonymous said...

Wow, no wonder you have to knit four hours a knit minimum. I hope that wedding doesn't happen before Christmas, or you'll have to knit on the dancefloor!

Stephanie said...

Um, ... wow. That is one heck of a list you have there. Clearly you're superwoman and have in fact perfected the knitting in your sleep skill.

julia said...

I don't mean to be rude, but my first thought was "what a madwoman". You can't possibly do all that before Christmas, can you? I say, knit something for yourself instead :). (although knitting for husband and kids is ok).

Liz K. said...

Holy Christmas List, Batman! Carolyn, my jaw is on the floor with the list of handknits.

Oh, and, um, does anyone want to adopt a reeealllly nice family of four?

miss88keys said...

Really? You're going to be able to complete all that knitting in time for the holidays? I now feel like the slowest knitter in history!

I know a few people have asked, but I love the idea of knitting dolls for my neices too. Where did you find the pattern?

Barb Outside Boston said...

Awesome!
Love the R2D2 hat and looking forward to the Pokemon hat
[Pikachu? Ash? See, I am up on Pokemon! ;-) ]

Alisha said...

That is a big list...that is one lucky family.

I have a list like that in my head but probably won't get all what I want done. I always swear I will start in the beginning of the year for Christmas home made gifts but never do....maybe that will be my new years resolution!!

JennyRaye said...

Whew....October almost gone and that list facing you?!?! Good luck!!!

Dianna said...

You need to call Stephanie's (aka Yarn Harlot) knitting hotline number. She posted it last year before Christmas and it is still working....

Scoutj said...

I just realized how tired I am when it took me a full minute to realize this wasn't a conversation but a knitting list. I couldn't figure out what you had names crossed off..... lol

Sheryl said...

Holy crap wonder woman. All that for Christmas? Is the Canadian Christmas farther way than the one here in the U.S.? And I thought I had a lot to knit. (just 2 toddler sweaters for the kiddies of my cousin) You go girl!!!!

Anonymous said...

HELLO YOUR NAME IS CAROLYN AND YOU ARE A KNITAHOLIC... MAYBE THEY HAVE HELP GROUPS. MEETINGS. BAGS NEED TO BE SEARCHED BEFORE ENTERING. SPONSORS... KNITAHOLIC SEMINARS AND WORKING GROUPS.
CAN I HELP?
CK

grumperina said...

I don't see cousin Grumperina on there... hmmm...

amy said...

I'm so glad I'm not the only one with a list like that! :)

miss ewe said...

That is a L-O-N-G list. But factoring in your almost uncanny speed, I have no doubt you'll make it. I'll enjoy seeing your updates as I frantically scramble to finish knitting 2 or 3 small presents. Go you!

jo said...

You must be one of the top ten speediest knitters around if that list is in fact for this Christmas (if that was my list it would be achievable perhaps for Christmas 2007, or maybe 2008, but then I suspect I am in fact one of the slowest knitters on the planet - I was planning a pair of socks for my brother for his birthday in June, and it looks like he'll finally get them for Christmas). In many ways I am quite glad that I live on the bottom half of the world - Christmas day is usually a scorcher spent at the beach and so there is no pressure for knittery goodness.

JulieFrick said...

Sheesh! Look at YOU, rockin' the list. Guess I better get going. (Actually, I love making lists, and reading other people's lists as well. Wonder what that says about me.)

Love the photo of the boy with the apples. So sweet! And the promise of pie always makes me smile!

Theresa said...

I think your list is giving me a heart attack. Oh. My.

Rebecca said...

Wow! How do you manage to do all that knitting in a short time? If I had a Christmas list like that I would have to start it now for next Christmas.

bfmomma said...

Hi!
I was googling for a pokemon knit pattern to make SOMEthing for my pokemon-obsessed 8YO son and saw your black hat/pokemon on the list. May I ask if you have a pattern for it? Or are you one of those really talented knitters (I think you must be...) who can design on your own???

:)

Thanks for any help,
bfmomma
bfmomma@yahoo.com
http://bfmomma.blogspot.com