Monday, January 30, 2006

La Bamba!

Friday as I was driving into court to settle that ticket ($275 fine dissolved, thank you, just had to pay $50 court fees) I came to realize that I was driving nearly ten mph below the speed limit. See, Ella & Louis' Isn't It a Lovely Day was on the CD player, and I was feeling mellow and content. At that moment, I was reminded of a theory of traffic laws I once heard. See, the theory is that speed limit signs are too vague and abstract a notice. What we really need is to have notices that would make sense to us, for example, a sign that states that the dotted lines on the road should be passing in time with certain songs on the radio. So if you got pulled over, you could say to the officer "I'm sorry, Officer, I really thought I was going Lovely Day" and he would say "Pal, you were going La Bamba."


We have knit 552 socks so far. Less than one-twelfth through the year, we are one-fourth of the way through our goal. To be more specific, we're 27.6% done with our goal, and 8% through the time in which to complete that goal. We're averaging 18.4 socks reported per day. At this rate we will reach 2000 by 3pm April 18th.

Now, Stephanie says I've underestimated you in thinking we might not reach 2000. I'd like to defend myself against that statement. I had no doubts in your knitting prowess. No concern that you might not hold your own.

What I underestimated was not your ability to knit.

What I underestimated was your abililty to gossip. Who knew how fast word would spread? See, here I was thinking you'd casually mention it to friends at a Lovely Day kinda pace.

You? You were talking La Bamba.


Anonymous twig said...

Hey, we're good for something! BTW, 2 more socks for the cause.

10:39 PM  
Blogger dragon knitter said...

i'll tell ya what, honey, i read approximately 50 blogs a day (yeah, i know, i need a life), and every time i've seen a sock, i ask if they've reported it, and if not, i give them your blog addy. and you know what? you've inspired me. i've had all this sock yarn for over a year, and i haven't done a damned thing with it. but you'll notice,(and i know you have, lol) that i'm almost half way through my first real sock! woot! i devote at least 2 rows a day to it (hey, i got lots of other knitting to do!). thanks amie, i like alot!

11:05 PM  
Anonymous Brandy said...

2 rows??? I am working 8-16/day on my sock. Once it is done, I will have a pair to report. Would be done today if I hadn't had a bad reaction to medication. Oh well, 2 days and it will be done. I'm also working on a couple other things, but barely. I want my socks finished. The first is sooo cute and comfy and I want to wear them both ASAP!

11:10 PM  
Blogger DeeAnn said...

You can always change it to 2000 times 6 - that'll make 'em have to gossip much much faster :)

Add 2 more Amie - I posted my first 2006 pair today :)


12:20 AM  
Blogger Beth said...

Happy Tuesday to you! I finished a pair of baby socks last night - to match MY.FIRST.SWEATER.EVER!!!!! I did the seaming on the sweater last week - my first time doing mattress stitch! I'm so excited!!! So, add 2 more to the sock count and I hope to get some photos of the set on my blog this weekend. Later!

8:48 AM  
Blogger knitnthings said...

I just finished a sock! It's only one but I've no intention of doing the other one just yet so you might as well add my 1 lonley sock to the count. ;)

9:18 AM  
Blogger Martha said...

Congrats on having Norman's fines thrown outta there! My hat's off to ya.
And it's off to you again w/the Sock Progress. It's so terrific that we had to have an upper case P vs. a lower case p.
Very cool that folks are telling two friends who tell two friends who ...

2:37 PM  
Blogger erica said...

Wow! This sock thing is really going crazy. I think La Bamba might even be too slow - maybe some crazy speed metal would be more like it. :) I think just because you should make it 2006 socks just to add six more to the total.

Btw, I couldn't stand not being able to publish my blog any longer and have jumped ship from blogger to wordpress. My new blog is at

4:16 PM  
Anonymous Kris said...

I've got two socks to add to your count - they'll be on the blog in the morning.

2:03 AM  
Blogger Liz said...

Add a sock for me Amie!

9:41 AM  
Blogger Trish said...

Add two more for the pair I'll finish up tonight Amie!

11:37 AM  
Blogger margene said...

You can add two more socks to your count. I finished a pair last night!

12:38 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

more socks -- i just finished my second jaywalker!

1:38 PM  

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