And she's up and running, I mean knitting. Running, I mean fast walking, comes a bit later at the gym.
I'm knitting the first sock for SM2: Zombie. So called, because you have a scary moment when you drop your stitches. Really not scary at all. This is lots of fun, and I'm enjoying it immensely. Of course this is sock 1, wait until I start kvetching about sock 2.
There are some mighty speedy knitters in this competition. In my salad days (whatever that means) I could knit like a speed demon. Not now with the grumpy wrists. But I'm still making progress pretty quickly, at least for me. I'd like to make it to round 2. There are 57 people in my division, and the first 40 get into round 2. So there is a chance that I might make it. At any rate, I get the patterns no matter how far I get.
Here's a pic of the yarn and the sock so far:
Bev - I'm about an inch or so from beginning the toe shaping on sock 1. I've taken plenty of breaks, and so far, my hands are ok. You do realize that we're nuts to do this. But, as Hubbo says, so? Good luck; we've got to make round 1!
Desiknitter - Thank you. Now that I'm knitting it up, it appears lighter, but still with the subtle color variations. I'm going to dye more of these almost solids; they really show off the pattern.
Holly - Congrats, you speedy knitter, you! I'm just about to start the heel back of the second sock. I'll finish probably tomorrow since I don't want to aggravate those tetchy wrists. It's a fun sock, too big on me. I'd do a 56 st version next time, but these will be fine if a little loose. Do they fit you?
Melissa - Thank you. I like it too. I'm going to head in the almost solid direction for a bit.
Laurie in Maine - I'm impressed - fourth round! I can see why you would get burnt out. I'm not going to knit any faster than I am right now. Before the wrists became crabby, I could knit like a demon. If I did that now, I'd finish the first socks in record time and then wouldn't be able to knit for a couple of months. The urge to get in done is really there, though. And it is a lot of fun!