Work is driving me into the ground as well; we're just starting to deliver on a project 2 years overdue and it's all going mad. I've not got a lot of words, but I want to try and blog the backlog of christmas presents I made.
This is a Falling Water scarf I made for my step-mum.
Once I got into the swing of this, it was a fairly fast knit, but I frogged it repeatedly due to cocking up the pattern, so there was some stress surrounding it.
There was a fair amount of swearing involved, as once I hit about 20 repeats it seemed to stop growing, and I couldn't work out if it was long enough (I like really long scarves, Kay less so, but it means that nothing is long enough for me, while Kay would be quite happy with it). There was swearing at 2am one saturday morning as I thought I'd finished it, but it turned out I needed to do more on it.
That said, once it was done, I was really pleased with it.
I ended up with 24 repeats, which gave me a good long scarf.
This is the first project I've ever blocked properly, and it did rid the scarf of some of the squidginess, which was a shame.
I think it was well liked, and I think I might make another at some point, although I'm not sure who for, as it's not quite the kind of thing I tend to wear.