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17. January 2010 13:49
by Jobo

Sock Wars: Die Another Day... today won't be it!

17. January 2010 13:49 by Jobo | 2 Comments

Chugging along on my second sock... no Second Sock Syndrome going on over here!  but I will admit that my hands are a little crampy and stiff.  I hope today holds less pot-holes (aka real estate showings and cleaning) so I will still be able to finish my pair today and be all set for the Post office in the morning. (for all you non-Canadians, the post office here is only open Mon - Fri, so Monday am is the soonest I could mail my death socks anyways)  Mark called the post office this morning to double check the hours and make sure that we can get there before work... and it opens at 7 am.  Things are looking A-Ok.

Today I thought I might try and give an hourly photo update on the progress of the final sock... since I'm comfortable with the pattern now and cruising along, it was more reasonable to take time to smell the roses ;)  As opposed to yesterday, when I was scrambling and panicking, wondering if I was going to make it!

progress 30 minutes

the first 30 minutes...

- cast on and ribbing established. 

- note to self, must learn to knit ribbing FASTER!




progress 60 minutes

the first Hour...

- ribbing almost completed, the whole 2 inches.  phew





progress 90 minutes

the first 1 1/2 Hours...

- Funny how things get much faster when the pattern switches to mostly Knit stitches... flying like the wind!

- Mwa ha ha




progress 120 minutes

the first 2 hours...

- Pattern well established, and zipping along.

- 2 more sets of the 16 row repeat and it will be heel time!  I'm not a huge fan of the way the eyelets look before blocking (a little sloppy) but they look quite a bit more refined after sliding the socks onto the Blockers.

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