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March 10, 2016

yarning along during sock madness
posted by soe 3:02 am

This is just a quick post because, frankly, I’m starting to realize exactly what a mess I’ve left my knitting in in order to advance in Sock Madness. I have until midnight on Monday night to finish, but I’m not yet to the heel on sock #1. And apparently the heel is a challenge. And it’s toe-up, which means getting it off the needles is more time-consuming than toe down.

So, here’s my plan:

Tonight: Go to bed after I’ve finished my tea. Getting enough sleep to not fall asleep while knitting is crucial to the rest of the plan.
Tomorrow (Thursday): Get through the heel on sock #1.
Friday: Knit the entire leg of sock #1.

Saturday: Knit the foot and heel of sock #2.
Sunday: Knit the leg of sock #2.

This leaves Monday after work for overflow when that schedule proves unrealistic. It doesn’t sound bad right now, but I did want to do some things other than work and knit for the next few days, and I can’t afford to eat every meal out between now and then!

Reading and Knitting

(That photo could look less awkward; there’s a ball of yarn in the toe (as well as my own toes) from where I moved through the skein to get to a more contrasty section.)

Anyway, I’m still listening to Death at Wentwater Court by Carola Dunn while I knit, and I’ve been sneaking in the short chapters of The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett, one of the novellas my library picked for its Rush Hour Reads series, in microbursts on my commutes. I am enjoying and recommend both.

Yarning along with Ginny.

Category: books,knitting. There is/are 5 Comments.

I love those socks! I’m currently knitting a pair of toe-up socks and finding it quite, er, challenging!! Well done. 🙂

Comment by Nicky Winterton 03.10.16 @ 5:48 am

That is a determined plan! Good luck 🙂

Comment by AsKatKnits 03.10.16 @ 8:50 am

I just finished a good audiobook last week: Rainwater by Sandra Brown. I spend almost 2 hrs./day in the car for my work commute so I tend to get through more audiobooks than print books. Always looking for good “listens”!

Comment by Kelly J. R. 03.10.16 @ 12:02 pm

@Nicky: Thanks. Sock Madness always provides some interesting patterns for its participants.

@AsKatKnits: Thank you! I’m a little worried!

@Kelly J.R.: Thanks for the recommendation. I’ll check it out!

Comment by soe 03.10.16 @ 1:33 pm

I can add nothing to your knitting plans as I can barely knit, square things only so far, but I love any plan that starts with – get a good night sleep first. I’ve made many of those plans myself.but sadly are doomed to fail because with nothing planned that night, I goof off and stay up late.
I loved the Pointed Firs book! Found it just delightful, a hidden gem.

Comment by raidergirl3 03.10.16 @ 8:48 pm