Monday, April 17, 2006


On day 101 we have 1546 socks knit. That's an average of 15.3 socks a day! We're 27% through the year, and over 77% to our goal! And now that we've passed 1500, I think it's time to start leading you into temptation...

How's this?

How is that temptation?

Well, assuming I can find a box big enough, that, and then some, is going to the winner of the 2000th sock.

Not yet in the picture are two patterns from Eunny - you'll get to pick what you want, her sock patterns, or maybe you're all socked out and want to go for her awesome vest, or something else...

Also not yet there (but winging it's way to me through space) is hand-dyed sock yarn from Amy-Boogie, who's stuff is funky, spunky, and cool.

And the illustrious Mama E is donating sock yarn in a brand new colorway, named (drum roll please) ROSEBYANY! It will basically look like roses, but with green. I'm kinda frothing at the mouth a little over that, so I'll be sure she dyes up a few extra hanks... Rumor has it she likes handspun sock yarn, and I think I can dangle a yarn shaped carrot in front of the dyeing workhorse for that....

So think of those patterns from Eunny, the two pairs worth of sock yarn from Amy and Mama, and add them to the picture. In addition, the winner also gets those hanks of Koigu from Minh, the Twenty-Five Dollar gift certificate from Dea Terra, the handspun sock yarn from me (which I hope will be self-striping - whoever wins has to send me pictures!), the cute little Color-a-Mug, in which I've wrapped yarn as a demonstration, but one could knit a little sleeve to go inside, if one was so inclined, and of course the adorable, giant, nearly lifesized baby sheep, donated by my husband-by-way of my mentioning that I thought it was cute and him buying me three (this is a good quality in a husband - I highly recommend it) and they're just so big the cats and I can share two, but then another needs to go to a good home.

I'm really regretting the moral obligation that's requiring I remove myself from winning this prize!!!

The cool thing is that we've blown the whole "Close but no cigar" thing ... thanks to It Girl, the randomly chosen 1763 sock knit wins its knitter a prize, as well as the "MAN I was SO CLOSE" positions of sock 1999, 2001, and 2006... How cool is that? I mean, still no cigars, but wouldn't we all pretty much pick yarn over cigars anyway???


Blogger dragon knitter said...

add one more sock to that count! and about 10 booties. i've been lax in reporting, sorry!

i think i can, i think i can i think ican. i want that sheep!

11:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks chica!

12:05 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

I have to ask - where did you get the sheep?? I know some babies who would love a little sheepie rug!

12:33 AM  
Anonymous marti said...

i think i missed how we were suposed to let you know that we have finished socks, so forgive me if i should have signed up or something, but i have finished 4 pairs of socks since the beginning of the year if you want to add them to the total. the prizes look great!

3:34 AM  
Blogger Julie said...

And that reminds me- add another pair of socks to the count:

5:39 AM  
Blogger Amy Boogie said...

Yes, I need to ship that out. I keep dying new stuff thinking that the new one will be perfect, then come up with another new one... well, you get the idea.

Add another pair of socks to the list for me.

7:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh boy! Oh Boy! Oh Boy!
We're knitting our paws off!!!

We want to win!

Mew mew mew mew
Emma and Gracie

8:05 AM  
Blogger trek said...

Oh I am drooling over here onto my keyboard (I could cause a short). Did I mention that blue is my all-time favorite color ever?

Come to me pretty blue yarn.
Come to me.

9:21 AM  
Blogger AuntyNin said...

You can add one more sock to the total, the burgundy is finally done.

9:44 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Wow, those prizes are enough to make a girl giddy! Please add 2 more pair to the total which is growing in leaps and bounds...kudos to everyone! :)

11:01 AM  
Anonymous Kris said...

You can add three socks from me (one pair and the second of a second pair, as I knit the first one last year).

12:33 PM  
Blogger Minh said...

OK - Amie, spill the beans, where does this cute sheep come from??? I need one right this minute!

1:43 PM  
Blogger margene said...

Very cool and generous prizes. You can add two more socks as I finished up the P-Word socks that are on my blog today

2:35 PM  
Anonymous Kelly said...

Wow what great prizes! I better get going on my sock knitting. Love the sheep!

2:53 PM  
Blogger erica said...

Ooh, I'd better get knitting. I could always use more sock yarn, yeah right! I love the prizes even if I don't win, maybe.

2:56 PM  
Anonymous Brandy said...

Ok, I am in the giving spirit too. Add a box of socky stitch markers to the pile. I will send them when I send your order. I should have pics of my last batch of socky markers up in the next couple days. In the meantime, my sheep and such can be viewed from my link here in the comments.

4:15 PM  
Blogger aija said...


Oh man, to have that at the doorstep!! :)

10:47 AM  
Blogger Jenn said...

I finished up two mates today! Woo Hoo!

11:40 PM  
Blogger Zippianna said...

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5:29 PM  
Blogger Rose said...

Oh boy. I have to pick up the pace on my pair. A sweater, wool washing, another sweater...etc has been taking up all my time.

9:59 PM  
Blogger Eva said...

Can I join? So far this year I have knitted three adult socks (a pair of Jaywalkers and the first sock of another pair) and seven pairs of childrens socks. That would amount to 17 socks so far :)

4:35 PM  
Anonymous Rebecca said...

I know it is a bit late in the game, but I am just now getting around to joining in. I have 3 pairs finished that were cast on after Jan. 1. (and 2 more pairs on the needles) This is such a cool idea! Maybe I'll be motivated to get through some of the sock-stash...

6:02 PM  
Anonymous Jo said...

2 more pair for me. A fun pair in purple for my DD and a pair of red Koigu for the new baby nephew of my friend Shan.

(Blogger seems to have spit out my password and I can't post under "me")

Sticks and String

6:48 PM  

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