Seriously. A week away. I can't.
Ellen and I were working on the January and February class schedules today, and I looked at a calendar.
WHAT. HAPPENED. CHRISTMAS IS NEXT WEEK.
I know I can't be the only one. Breathe. Just breathe.
Somehow Christmas snuck up on me this year. Business is up from last year (yay!) but I haven't felt the hectic pace and panic of an approaching holiday season. Before my higher ed career, I spent many years in retail, and I'm used to a feeling of frenetic energy as the holidays get closer. Everyone seems so chill about it this year. It fooled me into thinking it's just another week.
So I've put together a collection of patterns you can get done in the next week. Easy, quick knitting, nothing too mentally taxing. Just enough to help you relax and enjoy yourself and still get your gift giving done.
I'm also going to put in another plug for charity knitting: people have been very generous in donating yarn, now I'm asking for your help to #keepsyracusewarm. Our winter season is long and cold here, and residents of our community will continue to need something to keep them warm for months to come yet. Once you have gotten through all the rush of the holidays with your family, please consider taking a skein of donated yarn to knit or crochet something to give to those who need it.
Happy knitting, and I'll see you in 2019.