I was wondering when it was going to happen. I have not been to the supermarket yet this week but I am guessing that I will find an aisle full of puddings, crackers and mince pies when I get there tomorrow?
Shuddup, I know - it's only September. It simply cannot be time for us to think about December already? Ironically, today has been a balmy, sunny September day in London. I bet that December has been the furthest thing from peoples' minds?
Let's face it, autumn is only just here. It's not been my birthday yet, neither have Hallow'een or Guy Fawkes been and gone - I want there to be cake, presents, witchery and fireworks before I contemplate the entire idea of Christmas!
Yet. If you are planning to gift knitted items this year? Well, heed warning.
It may be time to roll with the retail calendar? I don't know about you but my knitting takes time - how many of us have found themselves locked in a room, cupboard or bathroom on Christmas Eve, feverishly stitching like a mad person, almost frothing at the mouth and mumbling, 'Just a minute...I'll be out just a minute,' while our sewing needle rolls behind the cistern and concerned relatives knock on the door, wondering if we've been overwhelmed by Christmas Eve festivities?!
So, without further ado, I present my Christmas Countdown ticker: