How To Keep Your Christmas Gift Knitting In Check

How to Keep your Christmas gift knitting in Check and on Time

Do you have your Christmas list together?

It's one week before Thanksgiving and I am finally finalizing my plans.  I don't know why I procrastinated so much on that.  It's just so hard to finalize ideas and put them into stone.  I see so many more that I have a difficult time deciding.

Some of the presents are on my list are a no brainer.  They consist primarily of socks, socks and more socks.  You can never go wrong with socks.  They are a sure winner.

Here is a simple chart that I use to keep everything in order.  Plus, you can keep it to record what you have made in previous years. This is for you to copy and use as your own record keeper.

    Name          Project                   Yarn Used                       Start          End

Mom  Flax Light Sweater Gun Metal & Pink Elephant Sock Weight yarn
Dad Socks Dk weight farm yarn Marled
Hubby socks DK weight farm yarn Marled
Oren  Sweater concord and sky blue farm yarn 3 ply bulky
Ossiana socks Spicy sw merino yarn sock weight


You can add as much detail as you want or as little.  It depends on what you want to remember your projects by.

You also have a start date and an end date.  These will help you stay on track.

How do you figure out those dates?

This is how I do it.  I have a pretty good idea how long each project will take.  I also look at the amount of time I have before Christmas.  I take my projected time and I work the calendar dates out according to the time allotted.  Remember it normally takes you  longer than projected. Make sure you keep that in mind.  

I hope this helps you with your Christmas knitting or crochet list.


If there is another method you use, please let me know in the comments.  I would love to hear about it. 

Happy Yarning,


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