So here's the first time I'm making a list of what I have and haven't made yet, and actually facing what I haven't done yet... Here we go!
ETA: (December 4th) for updates! Sorry for the weird URLs... I tried to whip out my html skills, but they didn't work here...
Bear (45 (today!) yo husband)
- Kobo E-Reader (maybe I'll make a case for it? I made one for my own, so it shouldn't be too hard to do a second time; would need to buy more supplies)
Cancelled for now, too poor. If my tax return shows up before Christmas, maybe.
- Hand made cotton flannel tunic style shirt (when will I have time to make this?)
Cancelled - too little time, too little space.
- Lovers' Mittens (three mittens for two people! One mitten has two openings for lovers to hold hands inside!)
- Stocking things (small nifty things from www.leevalley.ca
(which if you do not know it is the most amazing catalogue ever), chocolates, goofy things, magazine/paper back)
The Caffeinated Panda (11yo stepson)
- Mohawk knitted hat (have the yarn for the mohawk part, but not the for hat part - he wants it to be the same colour as his skin, so the mohawk looks more real!)
- Stocking things (plastic crap from the dollar store, a little bit of candy (he's ADHD),
he loves little boxes, so I'm thinking of dressing up one to be "top secret" with a lock
dollar store treasure chest(s), some comic books/kids magazines, some small musical instrument? would that drive us completely nuts?)
Kawaii Loving Superstar of Awesome (17 yo stepdaughter)
- Have no idea! But she loves everything I make for her!
- Stocking things (makeup, manga comic books, chocolates, art supplies, cheap/cute jewelry)
Mum & Dad (my 'boomer folks)
- Lady Rose's Relish 2 x 500ml jars (this was a request from my mum, so I'm making one for their house and one for their cottage) Made!
but not canned
- Dad wants some www.leevalley.ca
items, so we're putting together a package of stuff.
- Stocking items (wind up toys, which is a traditional gift from my sister and I,
even though she is overseas this Christmas
My sister is coming home for Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- Hostess gift (In my family it is traditional to bring a small Christmas-themed gift (usually a decor item) to the person (traditionally woman) who is hosting Christmas. Since 15
of us are going to be at my parents' cottage for Christmas, plus 4 dogs, I think they deserve something really good as a hosting gift!! But I don't know what... I'm leaning towards a Christmas album by these amazing ladies http://radio3.cbc.ca/#/bands/The-Good-Lovelies
if I don't think of something to make.
Aunt J & Uncle B (well into their sixties)
- Knitted dishcloths to (sort of) match their kitchen (#2 of 3 is 80% done)
- Something more oriented towards Uncle B??
Aunt S & her dog Lincoln (well into her sixties)
Lightly felted red & white hot pads (knitted but not felted)
It turns out that she actually wants a pair of really warm mittens, so using the Yarn Harlot's thrum-a-long pattern, I'm making http://www.ravelry.com/projects/GreenStockings/yarn-harlot-thrummed-mittens
(Amethyst Walking The Dog Mitts)
- Something for the dog
Cousin C & Cousin S (in their 30s)
- 1 x 500ml jar of Lady Rose's Relish (made
but not canned
- Decorated box for Cousin S (have supplies)
- Flying Spaghetti Monster Ornament
their kids, Trouble 1 & Trouble 2 (age 8 & 6)
- Mohawk knitted hats (hat 1 is knitted, hat 2 is knitted, need to have mohawks attached, which I have the yarn for)
Cousin M & Cousin B (in their 30s) & their 2 dogs
- 1 x 500ml jar of Lady Rose's Relish (made but not canned)
- bought the materials today for: http://www.instructables.com/id/Stratocaster-Chopping-Board-aka-the-StratoCh/
- Maybe a recycled record bowl
- Generic things for their dogs
Groucho (my basset hound)
- Whatever the generic dog gift isOoof... this list is so long I had to go get myself a snack in the middle...
Best Friends J & T (in their late 20s)
- Matching/complimentary knitted set of 1 x hot pad (finished), 3 x dishcloth (finished), 1 x tea cozy (15% complete). These will match the afghan I knitted for them for their wedding.
- 1 x 250ml jar of Lady Rose's Relish
Best Friend J & her newly-live-in boyfriend J, the man who is allergic to everything (in their early 30s)
- She's getting the red & white lightly felted pot holders!
- 1 x 250ml jar of Lady Rose's Relish, with very detailed ingredients so he'll know if he can eat it or not...
Best Friend N & her long-time-live-in boyfriend L
- If I have enough time, a Flying Spaghetti Monster Ornament
- 1 x 250ml jar of Lady Rose's Relish - she is gluten-free, so food is limited, but I made this with rice flour special for her!
- I have traditionally done an assembly-line gift for this gang... they don't do Christmas with quite the same enthusiasm as my family does, and if I wasn't organizing gifts for them, Bear wouldn't be either. So I've done things like otherwise identical ornaments with their initials painted on them, small food items...
- Sister 1 & husband (in their 40s)
- Sister 1's teenage daughter
- Sister 1's mid-20s-engaged-law-student son
These 4 are getting http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/corrugated-coffee-cozy
- His intended
- Mum & Dad (in their 70s)
- Sister 2 (in her 40s)
- Sister 2's young son and daughter (both under 5ys)
- Bear's young teenage niece
Unless Bear comes up with something, these folks lose out. We're not spending Christmas with Bear's family, so I'm not planning to do anything for them.
Colleagues (8 people)
- Knitted coffee sleeves, as above. I'm going to make them with a button closure for 4 of the office-dwellers, because we use handle, ceramic mugs in the office, and 4 that are just straight around, because they're a touring group of actors, I imagine they do a fair amount of drive through!
Sister (mid 20s)
- She is touring overseas, and doesn't have a fixed address. I need to think of a cool e-thing I can send.
She's coming home for Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm SOOOOOO excited!!! I had come up with a great e-gift, but now I've had to come up with a physical gift. An organization we both love called http://www.headandhands.ca
(Head & Hands) is publishing a cook book in the new year, so I'm hoping to be able to pre-purchase a copy for her.
I think that's it! It'd better be it!