Monday, March 13, 2006

One-thousand-two-hundred-twenty-five socks.

That's how many we've knit in just sixty-three days.


That's 61% of our goal in less than two and a half months - we still have nearly 83% of the year left. We've averaged 19.4 socks a day.

Impressed yet? Good, because the lucky person who reports the two-thousandth sock to me will get a pretty impressive stash - handspun from me, yarn from Amy-Boogie, some Koigu, more handpaint.... and anything else someone wants to toss in the pot. (in fact, if you've agreed to donate something, let me know - I'll be contacting you in the next week or so to let you know my address to ship the stuff to me, then I'll mail the whole package out to the 'winner'. If you'd like to donate something but haven't let me know yet, click on the little flying envelope over there to the right and send me an e-mail)


Speaking of the prize, know what this is?

The very roving that will become the handspun sock yarn from me to the winner.

Here it is spun up in the first section of singles (it'll be a two-by-two cabled self-striping yarn when I'm done, kinda like this)

(catnip not included, but it was tough to get a true color image... that's the closest, but still not quite right)

I've also been spinning this merino from Stony Mountain Fibers

which will become a Shedir for myself once it's plied.

And this week I bought this adorable little bag at AC Moore (less than $10 after the 40% off coupon) which has a little section to needlepoint an initial or a flower on the side of it

Wow, Amie, we didn't know you knew how to needlepoint!

Yeah, shut up. I don't. But I can learn fake it.


Blogger Coleen said...

oooooh! I like that blue/black handspun! Great colors!

10:16 PM  
Blogger Jane said...

Let's see, how can I manage to hold off and report the 2000th sock? There must be math or some internet time predictor generator thing...oh, it's too much. I'll just take my chances.

Needlepoint, huh?

5:43 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

We have an AC Moore around here?

And yes, the handspun is beautimus.

7:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amie - That cross stitch project was made by my old company LOL
They are cute, funny, I almost got you one!

Have fun :-)


10:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another one from Danielle H. Finished a pair for my boyfriend. Working on pairs for a toddler and my sock pal. Will let you know when they're done :)

8:11 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Another sock finished. Am I the only one who now constantly has a version of "Another One Bites the Dust" in my head?

Another sock bites the dust Another sock bites the dust
And another sock done and another sock done
Another sock bites the dust...

6:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, that's right. I have one done too.
If I knew I'd be the 2000th, I'd say leave the roving unspun. It looks like a Georgia O'Keeffe.

10:18 PM  
Blogger Jessie said...

I just finished a pair of socks. YAY. My first ever completed pair of socks :)
The roving is gorgeous, and I'm sure it will make beautiful yarn.

1:09 AM  
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1:10 AM  
Anonymous Patti said...

I have another pair of socks to add to the total.
If I lived anywhere near you, I'd teach you to needlepoint. That was my job a long time ago, BC - before children - teaching needlepoint and painting needlepoint canvases.

9:53 PM  
Blogger eve knits said...

Another pair finished! You can see the details on my blog :).


11:58 AM  
Anonymous Rob said...

Re chocolate and coffee -- I am on a teeny tiny dose of Levothyroxin (which I think is Synthroid) and yes, as an adult, developed both a chocolate and coffee habit. Of course, I also developed a yarn and fiber habit. I love belonging to the Spinning Wheel ring -- thanks for facilitating that. I was traveling it backwards from my blog and found that my neighbor is -- gorgeous work and I am dying to comment, but her blog only allows Blogspot comments. Can't find her on Knitters Review either. she's also a newbie on the list, and a new blogger -- probably doesn't know she limited comments -- you can't give me her address but could YOU let her know I want to drool over her work in her comments? Anyway. Back to spinning, chocolate and coffee. :>

6:04 PM  
Anonymous Rob said...

Oh, I forgot -- she doesn't have the Spinning Wheel blog ring links up yet.

6:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another pair of socks (finally) to add to your total! Just in time as it is Autumn here already and the temperatures are getting cooler.


6:51 PM  

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