Christmas is almost upon us, which probably means your needles are frantically flying through your last gift (or three). How are your projects coming? (Hint: If that question makes you groan, you still have plenty of time to give someone CustomFit gift certificates. Even if that someone is yourself!)

Personally, I’m considering giving away my Noanet Peak set instead of keeping it all for myself. There is never much holiday knitting around these parts–a side effect of being busy with designs–and that’s especially true this year. I have been traveling an utterly insane amount (I was away from home for 3/4 of November and early December) and kicking into high gear on the next book at the same time.

So most of my knitting looks like this these days:

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(These will hopefully be sweaters and swatches by the time I’m done with this trip.)

Thankfully, this set of projects is being completed on a different sort of trip. Back in September, when Jackie and I were planning out the fall and finally realizing exactly how crazy and intense the next year was going to be (in the best sort of way), we decided that when the holidays arrived, we would pause. Take a break. Spend time with our families. Remind ourselves what’s really important in this world. (In addition to the cashmere-silk blend, I mean.)

So that’s where we’ll be over the next couple of weeks. With our families, recovering from the insanity of birthing CustomFit and taking a deep breath before the winter/spring work travel starts, immersing ourselves in all that is important in this world. We’re still answering questions as we can (along with Lauren, we are the company at this point, after all)…

…but things might take a little longer than usual. If that winds up being the case for you, we ask for your patience and understanding, as we spend the season snuggling our kids and recharging our families. We can’t wait to share 2014 with you.