Last week, as I was preparing for a Knit Night, I realized I did not have a portable project. The needles held a lace shawl; in the large stage, and the sock yarn blanket; in a stage that is even larger. I really did not want to start something new, but I could not show up to Knit Night empty handed. Those empty hands would have too easily been filled with martinis.
So I grabbed a skein of self patterning sock yarn. A nice mindless sort of knit. It worked out well for that night and another knitting event and some waiting patiently while in the car. I enjoyed the colors of the yarn and it was patterning in unexpected ways. But still, it was not getting any action at home. Until tonight. Tonight it was ridden hard. Why?
It’s all Woolgirl’s fault. See I signed up for her sock club, and lace too, but that is another post. The first sock club shipment is not expected to arrive at my doorstep for a good month. That left me plenty of time for my Knit Night socks to be on the needles, slow and steady. Then this evening she put up a special Valentine Day sock kit. She enticed me with Madelinetosh yarn, chocolate and other goodies. Then to be certain I could not resist she listed the ship date as February 6th. There were only 25 kits available, I had to act fast, which of course I did. I am so excited to receive some Madelinetosh. I have purchased this yarn as a gift, but not had the chance to knit it myself.
Back to February 6th. Woolgirl is in Oregon, that means the sock kit will most likely arrive at my house on the the 8th. Which means I have one week to finish the current socks. One week for a pair of size 13’s for Husband.
I had finished the gusset decreases this morning while waiting in the car. I picked the sock up around 5:30 this evening and by 10pm had finished sock #1. All this while drinking champagne. Multi-tasking has a whole new meaning with me around.