There's one young man who lives in my house whose knitted Christmas gift is almost always given to him after Christmas... for a several reasons.
- His gifts are rarely a surprise because he tells me specifically what he wants me to make him and he goes with me to purchase the yarn. Since it's not a surprise, I leave his knitting till last, after everyone else's is done. He says he doesn't mind.
- He usually asks for something I hate to knit... like a scarf. Since it's something I hate to knit, I leave his knitting till last, after everyone else's is done. He says he doesn't mind.
- He usually asks for something that will take me a really long time to knit... like a scarf. Since it is going to take a lot of knitting time to complete, I leave his knitting till last, after everyone else's is done. He says he doesn't mind.
- It's really difficult to knit his gifts without him seeing me do it, since he still lives under my roof! Even if he knows what I'm knitting, it would be nice if he didn't actually see me doing it. Since he's always around and the others have moved away, I leave his knitting till last, after everyone else's is done. He says he doesn't mind.
This year the young man has asked me to make the Dr. Who Scarf! Needless to say, I am not working on this right now! And, he knows it. He's convinced that he won't be getting his knitted Christmas gift until weeks after the fact! But remember, I have two ideas for everyone on my list!
So, I'm doing a bit of secret knitting this year. I've taken care of three of the four reasons why he doesn't get his gift until after Christmas. Although #1 is still a problem since he helped pick out the yarn for this gift, at least it's not a scarf! And best of all, I have figured out how to get it done without him seeing me do it!
I keep it in this cute little Secret bag, handy at all times. I work on it when he's out of the room and when I hear him coming, I tuck it back in the bag and grab another project. I am absolutely, positively, sure that there is no risk of him looking into this bag and ruining the secret! He'd rather put his eyes out with a hot poker than look into this bag! In fact, he probably thinks his eyes will spontaneously burn out of his head if he looked into this bag!
I think my secret is safe. He's going to be so surprised! Hee, hee.