I regret to inform you that, despite my very best efforts to the contrary, we are fast approaching the Festive Holiday Season, a period of rampant overspending, looming panic, forced good cheer, and general existential dread.

Or possibly that’s just me and you folks are a rather more balanced and mellow lot. But at least on my end, I tend to approach the end of the year with a certain sense of foreboding.

Which, this year, I shall attempt to hold at bay through the production of Blatantly Absurd Wintry Cheer in knitted form.

Do I know if it will work? No.

Do I remain hopeful? Yes.

Will I report back to you with my findings? Most assuredly.

These lovely bits of frippery from Ontheround and Lang seem like a good place to start.