Thursday, November 8, 2007

'tis the season

For over a week now the commercials on my TV and my neighbors ghetto-style, flashing, blue icicle lights have announced the arrival of the holiday season, and by holiday season I clearly mean shopping season. It used to be that people cared about etiquette and did not put up their holiday decor until the day after Thanksgiving, but the world has gone tacky and consumer and now it's the day after Halloween. I hate this extension of the holiday season, I mean shopping season. However, as a knitter, who likes to knit at least a few of her holiday gifts, it is nice to get the advanced warning that time is at a premium to get those projects done. And with money tight this year and the price of airline tickets soaring (it looks like we're taking the train), it is nice to find some really great yarn in my stash that is perfect for some of my holiday projects. It's like I paid it forward back in the days before we were quite this poor. Now, I can only hope that the folks we get in my family's name exchange both want hand-knits made from purple yarn.
In other news, I attended my first knitting group here in Santa Fe and had a really nice time and got some of that holiday knitting started.

3 comments:

Suze said...

omg, thanks for the tips! i was eyeing the hupah in last minute knitted gifts and was thinking, "if i were a good friend, i would have made this for deb." damn guilt. i'll remember the 7 thing.

hooray for holiday knitting! i did so much last year that it backfired and i didn't finish in time for christmas, so i decided to make only one item this year, and that's for my mom.

Jessica Malisch said...

I just ordered supplies for christmas gifts from knitpix! Didn't add up to 45 dollars thought, damn!

Susan said...

I know that it is tacky to put up the Christmas decor before Thanksgiving, but I can see the problem: if you decorate for Halloween, it's depressing to take down the Halloween decorations and wait a month until you put up the Christmas decorations. It gets dark early, and it's nice to have some lights on the house when you get home. I planned to buy some Thanksgiving decorations, but improbably enough, Target DID NOT HAVE ANY! So we stuck turkeys all over our Halloween lights and made our spider's web into a turkey tail. (It looks kind of awful). I see a marketing opportunity for convertable decorations...
Enjoy your holiday knitting! I miss you!