Well, for most knitters, preparation for The Season started months ago. Ramping up on general shop listings, creating seasonal items, and moving back over to heavier knits and warm cuddly things. Yes. Knitting in August. Yes. Knitting when it's 105F outside. It really is a special kind of madness.
My family celebrates Chrismukkah (my mom's Jewish, my dad is secular Protestant), and I planned on creating stockings for a few couples. I started about a month and a half ago on this stocking, and finally sat down and knit it out today. It only took me about two hours, so I have no idea why I've put it off for so long. But there you have it.
As you can see, I changed tension after the cuff. I'm going to try fulling it a bit before I work on the embroidery (holly leaves and berries), but will have to rip it out, if it doesn't tighten up any more. I love it and plan on starting the second in a few hours.