In actuality, I do have until the 25th for a little baby sweater if I was so inclined, mainly because I will only knit for Bella (on the left) because, well frankly that is the only one that mom and dad really appreciate my knitting still, and because I will see them again on the 25th so I could give a sweater to her then without making anyone else feel bad for not getting a hand knit from Aunt Penny (not that they would).
I had pretty much tossed this sweater that I was making for Mona Lisa when she was home at Thanksgiving. I held the back up to her (when I could get her standing still), and it was way too short on her or so I thought.
But, last night I decided to see just how far off it really was, by measuring it up against a shirt that I had bought her. I was pleasantly surprised that where it needed extra length was in the first 2/3 of it - before the binding off and shaping. I ripped it back last night and am in the midst of re-shaping the top third today.
I will have to do the same thing for one of the fronts that is done too, but since it is a toddler size I am not minding it so much. The other front I have caught in time as it is still on the needles.
I guess, sometimes you just need to have a little perspective on your knitting and other things, and a bit of time away doesn't hurt either from both knitting and other things. I am now ready to press on with this garment and I have more than 10 days to get it done.
Happy Christmas Knitting Everyone - you still have 10 days.