A few years ago I decided to make most of the Christmas gifts I give. I also weeded my list, I was exchanging with a lot of people out of habit, not because we truly wanted to. Some of the people on my list are also experiencing financial strain, or their families have grown so large they want to focus on the kids/grandkids, or various other reasons why it was time to pare down the giving. I really like to give gifts to those I'm closest to, but it's easy to become overwhelmed. So, the list is manageable. Now what?
Making things for the grandchildren is fun. Plus they’re small, so any clothing I make for them comes together quickly. I have tons of yarn I’ve been given by people who thought they wanted to learn to knit, only to discover they really didn’t want to after all. I’ve also bought quite a bit from thrift stores. So with this huge yarn stash, it’s a no-brainer, I knit them stuff. This year I’m doing a sweater for Drake and a sweater dress for Lyla.
I finished Drake's a few days ago. Here it is:
I made this in about 2 weeks. How much time I have to knit, sew and craft depends on a great many things but by starting early I should have time to finish all I've got planned.