Anyways, I decided to get myself a different kind of Advent calendar this year (in addition to the chocolate Avengers one I already got). It's a knit-along Advent KALendar. Basically, each day leading up to Christmas, they release another little chunk of the pattern, so that by Christmas, you have a finished project. I thought this was a super cute idea.
With all of the other projects I've had on the go, plus all the regular Christmas preparations like shopping and wrapping, plus the baby...well, I knew that I wouldn't be able to keep up with the pattern releases and be finished by Christmas, and it takes considerably longer to knit up even a few rows than to eat a dozen or so little chocolates. Still, starting late is better than not starting at all.