Dave hit me with last minute plans to attend a birthday part this coming weekend. While we don’t have to bring a gift, I don’t like to come empty-handed. Money is tight right now, so that means making something…
But time is limited too. Can I knit a pair of socks in seven days? It was time to find out.
I whipped together a chart of easy lace that I figure I can whip through (I find 10-row repeats really knit fast), and dug out some Alley Cat that Rowan dyed up ages ago (that kid has a great eye for colour!)
Under the watchful eye of Snoopervisor Burton, I worked late into the night on Sunday.
Apparently, I worked too late into the night, though.
Still it was worth it, as you can see…
I’m into the gusset on the first one
Work is crazy busy, so I can only knit in the evenings. But I think I can do it. Of course, it does mean ignoring the barnyard sweater for a week… (such a hardship).
Wish me luck!
10 thoughts on “Last minute”
Pretty color yarn and pretty pattern. I bet you get them finished with no problem! You are a speedy knitter.
Good luck! I’ve done it before so I know you can. There is an exhilaration that comes with meeting a deadline like that and it pushes you right over that finish line.
Pretty yarn and pattern. Yes, it’s possible to finish them in a week, but you might get little else done. One finished sock and an IOU will work, too. Happy knitting.
I have no fear you will make your deadline! That Snoopervisor is a lightweight! LOL Or maybe he was up too early watching for squirrels?
Well, today is Tuesday so I am confident you can have the pair of socks knitted by the weekend. That is a beautiful pattern and beautiful yarn. What a great birthday gift.
Any excuse to avoid that barnyard sweater…LOL!
If not an impromptu party, then it would have been washing the car, or hanging curtains, or looking for your long-lost hair ribbon stash…
Those socks are going to be a wonderful gift. I know you can do it. The yarn and pattern are perfect together. Burton must have thought you had the job well in hand to be able to leave you unsupervised while he napped.
Well, Dave’s worth it . But wow, you are a knitting machine! Those looks amazing. I love your needles too. I am impressed that you are not just knitting vanilla sock, you have a fabulous pattern too. I hope the birthday person really loves them. You will get them done. I know it.
Is that pattern Dragonfly?
You can do this!!!! Beautiful yarn! (I hate empty-handed, too!)