10 for 10 Celebration - Day 8

Christmas in August! Okay. I agree, nothing is tackier than driving past an above-ground-pool store and seeing huge signs that say "Christmas in July." However, when it comes to knitting, it makes a lot of sense to start thinking "holiday giving" in the summer. This year, I'm trying to get my knitting planned out ahead of time. I love knitting gifts for people and I get somewhat delusional about what I can accomplish in a small amount of time. Here is a conversion that takes place EVERY year in my house 10 minutes before we are scheduled to go to a holiday party:

Husband: Nance, I thought you were getting in the shower. Why are you knitting?
Me: I am, I just need to finish this project for -----.
Husband: But, we need to leave in 10 minutes. Can't we just take a bottle of wine as the gift?
Me: No, no..., I'm going...hang on, I think I can squeeze in a few more rows. I'm almost ready to bind off.
Husband: If you want me to go to -----'s house, you better get in the shower, now.
Me: (As I'm pulling on the project to lengthen..) Ok...I guess, I can finish it in the car...
Husband: (eye-roll) Why me?

So here are my 10 favorite "Quick Knit" projects that really can be worked up in little more than a weekend. All items mentioned TODAY are 20% OFF for ONE DAY ONLY!

10 Favorite Quick Knit Projects - You CAN finish these before Christmas!
  1. Ann Norling Snowflake Stocking

  2. Plymouth Baby Alpaca Retro Capelet

  3. Knit One, Crochet Too Winter Yin Yang Bolero

  4. One for Fido - Knit Dog Squeak-Toy Balls Kit

  5. Mission Falls Thrill Mittens Project

  6. Ann Norling Pointed Stocking Cap

  7. Plymouth Heaven Fast Baby Blanket

  8. Designs by Shelley Kati-Cross Over Bag

  9. Oat Couture Easy Knit Bistro Shirt

  10. Plymouth Cozy Baby Jacket & Hat

20% OFF on the items listed for ONE DAY ONLY - sale ends: 11:59 pm, Monday, August 11th, 2008.

Here's to better planning in 2008! Cheers!