Sunday, April 13, 2008

Round 3 done!

Just a quick post- I did finish the Round 3 socks for Sock Madness last night, approximately 39 hours after the pattern was released.

I was the first one finished in my division, but I know that the benefit that I had this round will not be there every time! The pattern was released early in the morning my time, so I had a good long day to knit. I finished the first sock on the first evening (Friday) and was able to get a start on sock #2 before I went off for a bit of sleep. Even though I went out for a couple of hours with my daughter on Saturday, I still finished the second sock last night at a reasonable time.

I know- this isn't really so interesting. but the point I am trying to make is that I know I will not win this competition. There are faster knitters out there. I have reached my goal of making it further than I did last year (I was beat out in the third round) and I still hope to make it a bit further. But there are some speed demons out there who I have no chance against!

Without further ado, the socks...

Slippin' Stripin' Socks

yarn: Merino Lace from The Knittery in Moonlight and Warm Pink colorways.

It was a great pattern and I am quite happy with the outcome! And, I will be in Round 4 whenever it starts...

8 comments:

Jeni said...

Woot! Congrats!!!

Anjali said...

You are one fast knitter! Congrats!

Rima said...

You are really at it! Wooohooo!

Nutty Knitter said...

Congrats on those socks. The experience with the post office is one I had been through when I lived in Baghdad. I received a parcel containing a birthday cake from my mother for one of the children which I had to go to the lost office to collect. When I picked got it home I found the box contained a few crumbs, the evidence of the cake that had been!I went to complain at the post office where I was amused to be told that ants were the cause of the missing cake!

margit said...

Yay! And by the way, “You Make My Day” too. Thanks! =) Sorry I'm a little late in reporting...

Jean said...

Oh, wow! I knew you'd finished super fast, but I didn't realize you were the first finisher in your division. That is so cool! Even though the pattern release was a good time for you, I don't think it really gave you any extra advantage. I think the time zone differences eventually even out.

Helen Bratko said...

:-) Nice socks.

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