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.


Anonymous 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.

Anonymous 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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