This year, I made a decision not to go crazy trying to do a whole swack of handmade gifts for people. Last year, up until the last minute, I was busy knitting away. Two scarfs, a cowl, a pair of fingerless mitts, and two animals for the kids. Phew! Scarfs seem easy. After all they are just long and skinny. Key there is LONG. And I tend to notice scarves take a long time to knit. To knit and gift someone with a scarf, shows a whole bunch of love and care for that person. (I think anyways, coming from a knitters perspective).
So this year, I did things a little different. I gifted out of the sheer joy of gifting, outside of the Christmas season. Giving a couple people a little unexpected knitterly surprise.