I have all but one project done, and in my heart of hearts, don't think it will get done by next Tuesday. What I'm going to do is put it in the box, nicely wrapped, and let them know it will be done by New Year's day. I'm pretty sure your Dad would understand, and not mind, as he would rather have a sane daughter rather than one pulling her hair out.
As for the hole, in the past I've found myself covering this type of thing up by pulling a bit up from below. No one has ever noticed, or been able to see it when I called their attention to it. (My knitting skills have been slowly improving.)
Anyway, here's hoping the rest of the day goes really well for you,and that you have a wonderful Christmas.