So... last Christmas I was one of those crazed knitters who was foaming at the mouth, rushing around and trying to get all my Christmas knits done in time (as in most before Dec 25 and one by Dec 31). This year is going to be different. I will not be the one who is knitting during lunch appointments, when waiting for appointments, choosing to rent movies instead of going to the theatre (they turn off the light there!), eating pretty simply (cheese and crackers for dinner are a good idea, right?), while on the phone talking to friends (that's why you heard me saying different numbers during our phone conversation), or staying in your pjs in the morning just a little too late in order to get some knitting done before showering (2:00 in the afternoon isn't late is it?). This year I have a big list and I'm working it. No more craziness! However, my big list is reminding me that I have a big list. And yet another coworker is pregnant-oh my! And now I want to do cool knitting. I signed up for a year long knitting group (with prizes!!!!) to inspire and encourage me to be organized. If you finish off a few projects before the deadline, you get one entry for each project. I so want to win something cool (seeing as my last prize was a David Meece cassette tape in the 1980s). And each finished projct is an entry... I want lots of entries! (well maybe more than one) Winning will give me more cachet with the 20 somethings at work(who am I kidding?). So if you see someone knitting in a committee meeting, on her lunch hour and always having sticks peeking over the edge of her purse... it might be me! What happened to avoiding the craziness?