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My Holiday Knitting Plans

KnittingBrenda Reynoso PenaComment

This year I decided to knit a few small gifts for the holidays, yes me! Under one condition, I don't want to feel rushed and exhausted so the gifts have to small and completed before the first week of December. However, knitting takes time and dedication. Let's be honest, who has the time? Laura Vanderkam, author of 168 hours, you have more time than you think, said in her blog: start small, then scale it up.     I believe it is easier to complete small projects that give you the instant satisfaction gratification feel, after all, this a hobby we want to enjoy. So that is exactly what I am doing. I also joined the Elves work shop along KAL by Mastering the Knits Podcast. By the way, this podcast is great. Being part of a KAL helps me keep my motivation going and it also keeps me on track with deadlines. The KAL started  in September 1st and ends on November 30th. 

   Here is what I am working on: 6 washcloths (3 special girls will get 2 washcloths with a set of bath and body works body wash/lotions- lovely!) I am using dishie cotton yarn by knitpicks. 3 coffee sleeves for the teachers with Barnes and noble gift cards (teachers love books and coffee right!) I am using acrylic yarn from my stash because these need to be easy to wash. This takes care of 6 gifts. I will post pictures of the final items by the time the KAL ends. So what are your plans for your holiday knitting this year?