Monday, July 10, 2006

In competition with myself

It all started out very innocently. I was going to make a pair of socks for my sister's birthday. Heather's birthday isn't until the 26th of this month and even considering the time it would take to get it mailed from Missouri to California I still had 2 1/2 weeks to finish these socks.

I picked out some yarn from my stash. Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Aslan. I found a pattern. Mock Cable cuff with stockinette foot. I chose my needles. The Susan Bates dpns that Lana gave me. I was set.

I started the socks on the morning of July 4th. I was in no rush. But the yarn was delicious to work with! Oh, Lorna, you do know how to make a nice yarn, don't you! The needles were a delight to hold in my hand and the yarn simply flowed over them.

Then, last night as I was casting on for the second sock, I realized something. Maybe I could finish a pair of socks in 7 days. All that would mean is that I'd have to finish these by Monday night. Why, I bet I could do that! And Bryan reaffirmed that. Sure I could finish the socks in 7 days. (Having a husband that honestly believes that I can do anything is a wonderful thing!)

Then, this afternoon as I measured and saw that I only had 1 1/2 inches until starting toe decreases I started thinking that maybe I can finish a pair of socks in 6 days! Why not?! I can do anything, right?
Indeed I can. I wove in ends at 11:30pm and set them out to block at 11:45pm. So what if I have to be up in 6 hours to get ready for work? I can do anything!


Zarah said...

And so it begins....

Singular Stitches said...

Did you watch Name that Tune as a child??

I can make that sock in 3 days!
I can make that sock in 2 days!

Make that sock!

Catherine Kerth said...

ha ha ha! you did it!congrats! when i finshed a pair in 6 days i was beside myself with joy, but mine had 3 inch cuffs... and a very small womans foot.. so i guess i cheated ;)

Lana said...

When you set your mind to it you can do it!!! Pretty socks!

HibiscuitsGirl said...

Haha! Congrats! That's a pretty impressive feat!

However, there's a price to pay for such power: now you will be expected to make socks in six days every time someone requests them.

Michelle said...

Very nice! I can't imagine finishing a sock that fast. I just get too bored too easily. Though Lorna's does have a way of keeping my attention. :D

Melissa said...

You are cracking me up. I can totally see myself getting caught up like that.

del said...

Woo hoo, you rock! The socks look great!