The Christmas Hypothesis


I’ve done the calculations and granted I finish the current MKAL (only one clue left and I’m totally caught up) and also the lace border on another shawl, I only have one project left  to make for me to before I’ve reached the appropriated twelve projects for me. This is doable, I’ve made an overview of my Christmas knitting, I know what to do, I know what I’ve done and so far no panic – yet. This should mean that this one project is possible, after all, I need something to knit on Christmas Eve too (I know, all my American knitter friends think I’m crazy, I know Christmas Eve is your most stressful knitting day but for me, if it’s not finished on Christmas Eve it’s not finished in time since Santa comes around 5 pm on Christmas Eve in Sweden, around the same time that someone, traditionally dad, have an urgent need for something to do and goes out to buy the newspaper. (I have a theory about this day confusion actually, I think that in order for Santa to make it to all kids (and grown-ups too…) that are awaiting for him, he had to start earlier and earlier in the evening because that flight over the Atlantic ocean can be a tricky one, especially if it’s windy, and, even though he was helped by time difference and such, it ended with him having to come as early as 5 pm the evening before the 25th to Sweden. To make up for this, and also to prevent embarrassing chimney stuckness (it’s a word, now) while people are looking, he decided to come inside and deliver the gifts personally. In Sweden he also gets porrigde instead of milk and cookies which is probably also for practical reasons, you can’t work all night without a steady meal and can you imagine the sugar rush Santa would be on if all he got was milk and cookies all through the night?) Anyway, the point is that if I haven’t finished my Christmas knitting my December 24, I might as well give up, have a rest and finish later on (in Sweden, since the whole shebang is on December 24, December 25 is actually a very calm and restful day, perfect for eating Christmas candy, watch classic movies and knit)).

So, we have established that there might be time for one more project for me and that there might be time to knit it. The question is, what to knit? I feel that it has to be delicious. Maybe a Time for Coffee shawl in gray and gradient pink? Or an Afloat (for which there might or might not be yarn in the mail right now)? Or Rotor? Or a Crazy Stripes Tee, but I think I’m leaning more towards a shawl? It needs to be Christmas worthy and delicious so this is not an easy question. Luckily I still have some time to decide.