A few years ago I made the mistake of making things for DH’s family for Christmas. I compounded that mistake by doing it again the next year and the next. For the most part they are pretty enthusiastic about what they get and I always try to make something that they will find useful. Plus, since there are so many of them, I also have to pick things that are small and fast.
However, because there are so many of them, they also have to have the same thing or else noses will be out of joint. I pick the colours to suit the recipient but the girls get the same thing and the boys, if I have time, get the same thing too.
I think though, this year will be the last year of handmade Christmas. I find I am getting resentful of having to spend my time knitting for them, despite the fact that most of them really do like (and wear) what I give them. Plus, I have a bunch of things I want to make for me. Which is unusual since I rarely knit or sew for myself.
Anyway. It’s two months and three days until Christmas. I have a lot of knitting to do.