Wednesday, December 29, 2010

All Good Things

In my line of work I am occasionally heard to opine that "past performance may not be indicative of future results."  But in one particular context, past performance will almost certainly prove accurate:

The TSMK-family Christmas tree will come down this week. 

Once the presents are unwrapped, the tree serves only as a mechanism to help perfect your needle-sweeping technique.  And from that point on it is dead tree walking.

I'm sad to see Christmas pass, but at the same time pleased as it means that my Christmas knitting is officially complete.  And even though I have one project left on the needles, I'm feeling good about my productivity.  The total isn't too bad.  For this year, I made:
  • Three hats;
  • One small blanket;
  • Five scarves;
  • One sweater; and
  • One (and one quarter*) pairs of socks.
*I'm at the heel of the first sock of the second pair.

All told, 11.25 gifts knitted in time for Christmas. 

In the days ahead, I'll be posting some photos and brief descriptions of most of the items.  In the meantime - here is a pic of the pile of a few of them before we mailed them out.



  1. Our tree didn't shed, we have pets for that chore, but we took it down today. :) All the inside Christmas decorations are packed away for another year, and everything looks fresh and uncluttered, ready for 2011. Happy New Year to you all!

  2. Congrats on a wonderful Christmas 'booty'. Nothing better than lots of completion and satisfaction in a job well done. And from the looks of things, they were all beautiful!

    Oh and we enjoy a fake tree for the very "needle sweeping" reason you speak of.