So I had decided to take a wee break from posting. But then I read today's installment of the Yarn Harlot's blog. In which she noted that Christmas 2009 is 191 days away.
I guarantee you, thousands of knitters from across the globe felt a little thud in their hearts and/or guts as they read those words. Because now, it's official.
And it's actually officially worse than that: Christmas Day is, in fact, 189 days away.
That's right, piggies. Christmas (and Hanukkah, St. Nicholas' Day, Winter Solstice, Kwanzaa, and, I'm sure, several celebrations I'm forgetting/of which I'm unaware -- let me know what I'm missing!) is coming.
And despite telling myself every year in the weeks leading up to December 25th (and in the wee hours of Christmas morning, Boxing Day, the 28th, New Year's Eve...) that I'll never be stupid enough to knit Christmas presents again, I know I'll end up doing some gift knitting this holiday season.
So I figure it's time to drag out the old Christmas Countdown widget.
(For some reason, it's an hour off the intended deadline of 12:00 a.m. Christmas Day...bonus finishing time!)
How about you? Will you be knitting for the holidays? Or are you determined not to? Any horror stories (or helpful tips?) you'd care to share with Piggy?