The weekend of ceaseless knitting resulted in this:
I'm feeling MUCH better about Christmas! The words "Christmas" and "Knitting" are once again allowed to be spoken together in my presence. I have to finish the second pair of socks (my own design, thank you very much!), a pair of baby socks, and a-hem - unmentioned Christmas goodness for my sister (who does occasionally read this). Of course, I still have to shop for those who are not getting knitted stuff this year, but I know what I want, all I lack are the funds, and I get paid next week, so it's all good!
Christmas, I'm ready!