No, not really! This Christmas it is going to be different. Every year I have grand ideas in October for giving absolutely everyone a handmade present at Christmas, then, after much musing, start making things in November, have a massive panic in late December and have to (a) rush out to do some stressful last-minute shopping, and (b) burn the midnight oil doing some stressful last-minute knitting and stitching.
Last year I was madly knitting a lace scarf on the train to London on Christmas Eve - yes, quite mad. And I am a slow knitter. And if it involves lace, I usually knit it at least twice over by the time I have frogged and tinked my way through it.
This year it is going to be different - this year I have the Polka Dot Daze Christmas Challengers to hold my hand. (And if you would like to join in, you will find all about it here.)
This year I have set myself realistic targets (at least, they seem realistic at this stage). If you go over here, you will see my list of things to make and do (along with all the ideas from the other Christmas Challengers).
Please go and have a look, and nod wisely, and come back and tell me that yes, these are realistic targets, and yes, this year it will be different. No last-minute stress, no last-minute unpicking, no last-minute blocking of scarves, no last-minute wrapping on Christmas morning . . .
Tell me that it will be different this year. Please?