So according to the Holiday Knitting Plan by today I was supposed to be done with 1 pair of mittens, at least one sock of a pair of socks, a good half of a vest, and working on the knitting for a stuffed toy.
And where am I? I haven't even looked at what I need for yarn for the stuffed toy, I haven't gotten any further than the swatch for the vest, so there's nothing to show for that.
I do have part of the foot of the first sock done (this would be more impressive if they weren't toe up socks):
And one mitten hand done, thumb still to go and the second mitten on the last set of increases for the thumb gusset.
I am on the hook for parent helping with school stuff next week so confidently expect to be even further behind by the end of the month. Frankly, it would be likely that I would be further behind even if I weren't going to lose my knitting time for most of a week. But I have not yet given up entirely. The Holiday Knitting Plan did have some extra time left at the end which I can use to make up for lost time earlier on. As long as I can keep from losing too much time I still might pull this off. (Cynical optimist may be almost a contradiction in terms but I strongly suspect it labels me pretty accurately nonetheless.)