So, how much pain is a knitter willing to endure to finish a competition? This knitter was surprised.
My Socktopia group was involved in a knitting challenge. At noon EST Saturday a pattern designed by the organizer (she designs beautiful socks)was to be released to a handful of us who were on two teams. We had signed up, listed our ability and and were assigned a spot on the team. Now this knitter(as taed in last post) had intended to take the night off from work but had overtime so could not. Friday was a busy night at work, got home about 9am and laid down for an hour as I did not want to miss the pattern release. Noon, 1215p..no pattern. There was a sense of panic on the message board as we commiserated no pattern, what would we do? The designer had been subject to a store in her area and the power was mixed up. Pretty much 1245 the pattern was released and we were off. I had some yarn dyed in the Harry Potter Hufflepuff House colors that was planned for the sock. I had gauged it out to size three needles(yes another swatch but only 10sts by 10 rows) and found in my tiredness it was wrong. After starting 4 times I settled on sz 1 dpns. I memorized the pattern after the first repeat and finished to turning the heel before leaving for work a few hours later for another 12 hr shift. I live approximately 40 minutes from work and DH drove so perhaps I could nap. Did I mention I had two pots of coffee already? Work was horrendous and I manged 1 rounds or so, frogged them, did them over, frogged 3...Came home and knit an hour fell asleep for 4-5 hours. As of 9pm Sunday sock one is completed sock 2 has head heel turned. I am planning on finishing at least half the foot before napping again, then up to finish the second sock. The winners finished their socks over night. Truthfully, if I had been rested and not worked I could have finished my socks probably in under 14 hours knitting time. I am loving them and will post the photos when they are done. Now we wait til 8pm Monday to see which team has more finished pairs. It was a ball and hope there is another one soon.
March challenge socks are also done. I have the following pics to post this week:
Knit off socks-Hufflepuff House Colors
March Challenge Socks-green
Civil War Shawl-through round 90
Vintage Socks for DH-VERY big blue
Dale body-anticipate finishing end of week
Salina, started back 4-5 inches done
Purse Swap-purse sewn together have to felt
That may be all...
I am working 10-20 hours extra every week which is cutting into life but giving me more opportunity to knit...
OK, more blogging later with many pics to follow