fimmtudagur, maí 17, 2007

In one day


Yarn, needles, coffee, ipod - check. Pattern yet to be decided!
Today's newspaper headline proves that I am not cheating ;-)

Starting a sock in a day
Helpfully, the weather looks like there is nothing better to do than snuggle up under a blanket and knit.


Cuff and first pattern repeat done, pattern Embossed Leaves.
Hmm... I have no idea if I can make it yet.
In case anyone is wondering why I knit them in baby blue - it might be known here and there that I cannot stand wearing blue (except for jeans). The plan is to cheat a little on this knit a sock in a day challenge by knitting socks for a friend. Two shoe sizes smaller than my own feet, hehe.


Leg finished, time to start the heel!
sock in a day - leg


Heel done.


Only the unexpected, foul play or an injury can stop me now!
Starting a sock in a day

22:50 - Done!
Finished sock

Unwashed, unblocked and blurry. Wow.
To sum up, there were days in my life sure more worthwhile than today. On the other hand, I've seen worse. So, tomorrow the second? I don't think so - but I will cast on.

Stats: 39 g (or 152 m) of SandnessGarn Lanett, colour 4904. 5 bamboo needles, 2 stitchmarkers,1 tapestry needle, 1 pattern with absolutely no changes neccessary, exept not cutting the yarn at the heel.
Stimulants: 3 cups of coffee, 5 cups of Rooibos tea, 9(!) hours of the 24h (!) dramatised version of Tad Williams' Otherland, 2 glasses of red wine, this evening's TV programme (Desperate Housewives, Without a trace - the latter so boring that I could already use the time for a photo shoot and posting)

Thanks for cheering!

14 ummæli:

Julie sagði...

Good luck finishing your sock in a day!

Ashley sagði...

One day--CAN SHE MAKE IT? I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!

Lolly sagði...

Wow! Good luck :)

Nancy sagði...

Good luck! I'd cheat and knit a baby sock myself;)

Theresa sagði...

Way to go!

Beth S. sagði...

I remember that just the ribbed cuff on the Embossed Leaves sock took me an entire evening to knit. I'm very impressed! :-)

Jenn sagði...

You are amazing!!!! And look, one of MY markers on your one day sock!

You know..... I happened to lose your address when my computer hard drive crashed. Would you lease send it to me again?

knitwit_momma AT comcast DOT net

sulu-design sagði...

SO impressed! When I read your plans yesterday, I was skeptical, but you've made a believer out of me. I love the way you chronicled your progress. And the pattern is fabulous. Now, are there similar plans for its mate?

Rebecca sagði...

That is so amazing! Congratulations! I love working with Lanett yarn, and it works wonderfully with that pattern.

Maia sagði...

Beautiful! And, impressive. Congratulations.

clothesknit sagði...

It looks lovely! I wonder if I can ship my kids off somewhere so I can challenge myself a bit...

Alliesw sagði...

Wow! That's just about all I can say--wow! Beautiful and in one day!

Helene sagði...

You won my little blog contest :)

Please send me your full name and adress, and the prize will be on it's way.

Bettina sagði...

This is a bit eerie...I have close and dear friends in Iceland (I live in Denmark) and the house one can see in the background of the finished and beautiful sock looks so much like theirs that it is really weird (although I know many Icelandic houses look like that)!? Do you by chance live in Kopavogur?