I'm freaking out about Christmas. Mainly because I've veered off the gift path by knitting the $9 cardigan. I have a lot to do. There are the fair isle hats to finish. There are bags, sweaters, and felted slippers. If I really think about it hard there could well be a cashmere scarf. I'm getting that freaked-out, I don't have enough time feeling and it is not yet September 1st.
Labor Day weekend should be good. I can do a lot of knitting in three days. Right? This weekend I'm going to finish the little scarf/shawl for my MIL and get my final gifts to my pals sent. I am also going to finish the cardigan. It's cropped so I only have a couple inches of the body to finish and the sleeves.
I'm a little worried. I know I don't have enough yarn to make this with the long sleeves in the pattern, but I'm running through the yarn pretty quickly. In my mind I'm going from 3/4 sleeves, to elbow length, to short. We'll see what how much yarn I have. The sleeves will be a mystery until I get started on them.
I didn't knit in my first steering committee meeting. I was busy trying to dry off. Just as I left the house last night it started pouring. The wind drove the rain sideways and I got drenched on the way to and from the car. So after my whole chest-puffed-out "I'm a prominent citizen" feelings yesterday, when I arrived to the meeting I was just some drippy drowned rat. Mother Nature making sure I don't get too big for my britches.