Saturday, May 13, 2006

A Knitting Marathon

12am Friday/Saturday: finish turning the heel on sock #3, do one 4-row repeat. Only 14 more left. Must rest the fingers and wrists.

8:30am: wake up, eat breakfast, drink coffee, commune with the family

10am: Mr. S. takes kids to Farmers Market to gather provisions for weekend, including Mother's Day brunch. Begin knitting, listening to the two latest episodes of Cast-On. Feel dorky for literally laughing out loud during much of the podcast.

11:30am: kids arrive home with Mr. S. 6 full repeats finished

12:30pm: 4 more repeats done, take break for lunch with kids, tuck in Pepe for nap

1pm: Mr. S. takes Rosebud on assorted errands. Continue knitting, watch The Forgotten OnDemand (forget it. don't bother.) 5 more repeats to go

4pm: Mr S, Rosebud and Pepe do best to stay out of my way while I finish last two repeats.

5pm: 1 1/2" of K3,P2 ribbing complete on sock #3. Celebratory bourbon and ginger ale required. Begin EZ's sewn cast-off on sock 3.

6pm: family time for make-your-own-pizzas-on-the-grill. Shout out to the BackBou for showing us the way. Eat dinner, drink glass of wine.

7pm: family dance party time, Iggy Pop and Digable Planets. Mom does K3, P2 ribbing on sock #2.

8pm: Mr. S, the ever stalwart knitting enabler, tucks kids in. Continue ribbing and begin sewn cast off, listening to Morphine and Guided by Voices.

8:55: Sock is done.

8:56pm: One more glass of wine while I steam block socks. I have never ironed socks before in my life, but sock #3 looks uneven due to kinkiness of frogged yarn. Steam blocking is successful!

Pics and reflections tomorrow. A big thank you to Mr. S for making today's knitting marathon possible.

7 comments:

harv said...

YAY!! We knew yo could do it. Your mom will never know how much love is in her socks.

Devorah said...

Mr. S. is a good man! Congratulations on finishing the socks in time.

Martina said...

Congratulations and have a Happy Mother's Day. Someone needs to knit you socks full of love now!!

Ann said...

You are officially one bad ass knitter! Hurray! [yummy, pizza's on the grill ...]

Wish your mom a very happy mother's day from me and I'm sending some of that your way as well!

Mo said...

I'm impressed that you actually got to sleep until 8:30 a.m.!

Anonymous said...

Nice colors. Keep up the good work. thnx!
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