Well, the Sock Marathon didn’t go quite as well as I had hoped. Wednesday was a pretty busy day, and not very knitting friendly. I did knit while waiting for lunch at a Mexican restaurant, which was a first for me. I’d knit a row, then take a chips and salsa break, knit a row, etc. I’m not convinced that knitting on the go is all that productive for me. I need to get into a rhythm in order to really enjoy my knitting.
So I knit during lunch, tending to my obligations, then spent a couple of hours watching episodes of Oprah that my TiVo had recorded earlier in the week. This is great to knit to because you don’t really need to look at the screen continuously to understand what’s going on!
Anyway, after 2 straight hours of knitting on size 2 needles, my hands were wrecked. The finger joints were aching, and my big thumb joints were particularly inflamed. So I put the sock down for the evening, thinking that after I had some time to rest my hands I would pick it back up again. I never did.
I measured the sock this morning, and found that I had knit 4 inches in approximately 3 hours Wednesday. Since the recipient has size 10 feet, I have at least 4 more inches, or 3 hours of knitting, to go!
All in all, I view April’s Spring Cleaning mission a success. Here are my stats:
Starting Yardage: 12,252
Sold or gave away: 1,205
Knit up: 665
Ending Yardage: 12,208
For a total decrease of: 44 yards!!! That’s pretty good considering how much I bought at Webs last week!
To celebrate, I’m going to hold my first ever Giveaway/Contest on this blog! I am looking for inspiration and ideas for using up more of my stash.
- To enter, all you have to do is tell me what your favorite knitting project is. This should be something you’ve knit at least once before and enjoyed. I would particularly be interested in your favorite sock patterns, or patterns done using sock yarn. Be sure to include the pattern name and source, and even a photo of your finished item if you like!
- Leave a comment on this blog post or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your suggestion.
- I will use a random number generator to pick a winner from all entries received by May 16th. That’s 2 weeks from today, so get your ideas ready!
The winner will receive 1 skein of Knit Picks Shimmer in Turquoise Splendor!
Even if you’re not interested in the prize, please submit your suggestions. I’m sure we could all use some new ideas and inspiration!