Four days, two socks and three days to spare! I did it! This:
Became a completed pair of socks around 4:30 this afternoon. This is monumental… It means that despite a play date, a new stove and a lot of cooking, I managed 23,248+ stitches (for real, I did the math- well, except for the +. I know I frogged at least 15 rows and a lot of random stitches along the way, including twice completely pulling out the needles, ripping backward and picking the stitches up again. I didn’t do the math on the frogged stitches because, well, frankly, it’s too damned depressing) this Labor Day weekend. I really didn’t think it would happen. I knew I’d be well on my way through one, probably into two, but I was convinced I’d be furiously knitting right up until Kick Off on Thursday night. Instead I can say that in a mere 4 days I completed not ONLY the best socks EVA, but my first original design to boot!
- Lace pattern close up
It wasn’t a terribly complicated lace pattern, either in design or practice, really. But being that I’ve never officially designed my own sock before, there were a few bits of trial and error to be sure. I enjoyed the knit very much, though, so much, in fact, that I’m knitting it again, in a much more
boring sedate yarn that will hopefully showcase the design a bit better. Too bad that pesky work thing is going to get in the way of my knitting time tomorrow…