Monday, February 27, 2006

Happy Birthday, Mommy!

First things first! It's my very favorite mother's birthday, so everyone say hi to her!


Now, we are at 996 socks. Pause for a moment to imagine the magnitude of that. If you were to lay all 996 of those socks out, end to end, they would reach... well, a long way. One-sixth (two months) through our time limit (twelve months) we are just about 50% through our goal. We're averaging 17.78 socks a day. Which is shocking, particularly when you think about how cold my feet are right now.

We're almost definitely going to hit 1000 this week. Mind boggling, I tell you.

Amy has generously agreed to give a pair's worth of sock yarn to the person who reports the 1000th sock. She does breath-takingly beautiful handpaint, and whoever wins this is a very lucky little doobie. I am trying very hard to resist the urge to not answer any e-mail or read any comments on my blog until I finish four socks so I can be the winner. I suspect this would be slightly unethical, so I recommend you get to knitting and report socks before I give up on all that I hold good and true just to win Amy's yarn. It's that good looking.

If anyone else would like to donate to either the 1000th person, or the 2000th person (a person I expect will be named in the next two months) please let me know. Due to moderately popular demand I will spin 4oz of sock weight yarn for the 2000th person. Any other gifts would be lovely, and I suspect good karma as well.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Mom!

From Nancy
(the yellow brides maid :-)

9:05 PM  
Blogger --Deb said...

Hey, that reminds me--I finished two more socks (yes, an actual pair) on Saturday!

9:10 PM  
Anonymous Maia said...

I just finished another pair. You can visit them at

I would be willing to donate a skein of handspun or hand-painted (up to $25 in value) to one of the milestone winners from my shop,

10:13 PM  
Blogger Agnes said...

Happy Birthday, Amie's Mom!
And Amie, I just finished my second pair of the year last weekend ... add that to the tally please! :)
Haven't seen Travis for a while, how is the naughty boy doing?

10:45 PM  
Blogger eve knits said...

I've completed a pair of Jaywalkers. Check my blog for pics!


10:55 PM  
Blogger Coleen said...

Happy Birthday Mom! My Mom's birthday was yesterday. It's a Mom Birthday week!

In honor of your Mom's birthday, I have finished the Geese! Yay!

12:55 AM  
Blogger Miss Knotty said...

Happy birthday Mrs. Rosebyany! Many, many happy returns!
-The Whimsy

1:31 AM  
Blogger Julie said...

Add two more socks for me! I've just finished the cutest little baby socks in Cashmerino. Again *sigh* can't post a pic to the blog as they are gifts. More socks to come soon, and these with photos!

6:07 AM  
Blogger Amy Boogie said...

Happy Birthday MOM!
And I will be winning that 2000th sock yarn - I'm sure of it.

10:35 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

I'm knitting 2 on 2 circs at the moment but I know I won't finish in time for the biggie. :) Hello to Mom and wishes for a very happy day!

10:37 AM  
Anonymous Katrina said...

Well, I tried to start another pair of socks last night. I did the cast on and about 20 rows and decided I didn't like the lacy pattern. Then I ripped it out and started a scarf instead. I need to find some new socks patterns for all my yummy sock yarn because I'm just not very happy with the ones I have lying around the house.

11:10 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Oh, that yarn could've been mine if I hadn't gotten irritated with my mother-in-law and stopped working on a sock for her just shy of a toe and instead cast-on for a sock for me me me. Darn nagging.

11:26 AM  
Blogger Christine said...

two more by me

12:43 PM  
Blogger Catherine said...

Happy Birthday Amie's Mom - you done good! My mom's 80th birthday is this Friday.

7:29 PM  
Blogger Minh said...

Amie, I would be happy to donate some Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock or Koigu (enough for a pair of socks) for one of the milestones.

Happy Bday to your mom!

11:15 PM  
Blogger itgirl said...

Did you get the 3 socks I finished from your comments in the original post? I posted them last week.

10:10 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Okay, I have another sock done. And a personal best for me--a complete sock start to finish in 2 days. Plain stockinette with a picot hem, short-row heel and round toe, using some wacky, pooling Claudia Handpainted. My thumb and pointer fingertips feel raw, and I got a splinter in my thumb twice from some over-worked bamboo needles!

6:47 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Another sock done for me too! Woo!

11:31 PM  
Blogger itgirl said...

I'll donate something to person #1,763. (Because it's a random number I just made up on the spot.)

11:16 AM  
Anonymous PuppyMomma said...

I'm going to be both person #1,763 and person #2000! I just decided. Plus I have 2 pairs on the needles right now and another I'll be casting on, so maybe I should just win the prize for crazy?

9:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's a bobble?

Daft in PA

7:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi. I finished two socks for the knitting olympics. Please add them to your ticker.

10:42 AM  

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