I'm a Backslider
I know. I know. That's when people do knit. That's when they make all kinds of cute clothes. Not me. Once my baby came I didn't have the time to knit. I pushed myself to make each of my three children, their own unique Christmas stocking; but that's it. You can tell that I put less and less time in each one. The first was made out of felt and crewel embroidery fabric. I made my daughter's name very fancy. The second stocking was a fast knit with a sewn name. The last one was four granny squares and the name scribbled in glitter.
The real proof that I was a knitting backslider, was the Christmas tree skirt. Before the babies came, I started making a Christmas tree skirt, with the magi following the star around it. I didn't get very far and put the project down. Not only did I put it down, I put it away. I didn't want creeping toddlers getting into my arts and crafts projects.
That was thirty seven years ago.
Not only am I a backslider, I'm faithful and I persevere. Last year, I picked up the project. I didn't want to do it. When the children were young we had real big, fat, and tall trees. I started the Christmas tree skirt with those trees in mind. However, now we have a skinny artificial tree.
Still. It doesn't matter. I started it. I will finish it. I said it; I will do it.
However, I may not embroider the magi scene around it. Although it looks easy and fast.
Don't worry, even if I do, it won't take me thirty seven years.