I have never been able to save money very well. I can nickle and dime my way through $20 in no time. However, I was so proud of myself that I actually saved a little bit of money for Christmas this year. Then Clark got sick and had to go to the hospital. The co-pays and medicine ate up what I had saved and then some (and this doesn't include the $545 bill for the ambulance we received last week). So I have now decided since money is so tight I am going to knit presents for the adults in my family this year. The tween and teenager are to picky so I am skipping the knitting for them. Yes I realize Christmas is less that a month away. Yes I realize that I knit entirely to slow to finish everything. This is why I am insane. My only saving grace is that we probably won't see them until the 26th or 27th so I have a little extra time. So here is my plan:
1) For my sister a My So Called Scarf in some Dream in Color I have in stash.
2) For my brother and SIL a Hip To Be Square blanket. I will have to buy some yarn for this but it will be some machine washable in a brown to match their living room. This one will probably be gifted as a WIP.
3) For my dad A Very Plain Hat. I will also have to buy yarn for this one (probably Paton's Wool) in either black or grey.
4) For my dad's fiance Swirled Wine Cozy. I will also have to buy yarn and needles for this one unless I can find someone to loan me some size 7 DPNs.
On top of this I have to finish Clark's Sheldon and his vest. The vest is almost done. I just need to do the neck ribbing on the front, the armhole ribbing on the back and sew it together. Of course now that I have decided to do all of this knitting I will probably get a job which will cut into my knitting time. I won't complain if that happens though! Until next time ....