I think it’s like putting too much food on your plate when you were a kid… The saying in the south was: “Your eyes were bigger than your plate.”
Our knitting desires… sometimes far outweigh our realistic abilities to finish all that we want to do for others. But, we do not work in a knitting factory… and sometimes ‘life’ gets in the way of getting everything finished in time… much less… [I]sometimes I think that ‘more was wanted to be knitted’’ than could possibly get finished anyway.[/I]
[B]Your plan sounds like a good one. Or how about alternating ‘knitting gifts’ to every other year w/ the people that you knit for?[/B] I don’t knit for that many… and fortunately had knitted some this summer while on an International flight (I’m a teacher and tend to have more time to knit in the summer anyway) and it’s a good thing that I did- because, I got a tendon injury in my hand in Oct that was ‘unexpected’ and halted all knitting projects until recently. So, this year… there were 2 knitted gifts ONLY sent out to loved ones… (and those two gifts went to two individuals who had never received a hand-knitted gift from me) and the 7 knitted hats, that I already had knitted, for donation to Afghanistan.
I only got these things finished because I had already started early for my holiday knitting- or I would have had almost nothing to give/donate. It wasn’t much the way it was… but, I couldn’t help that. And, I stll felt bad about it. Sigh