Between meetings and being really tired at night this week: I just haven’t been knitting. I did knit for awhile last night and have evaluated where I’m at:
I timed myself this morning and it took me 2 minutes 48 seconds to do one complete round of 80 stitches. If I were able to just knit without having the yarn tangle, or have to switch the yarn color, or have anyone talk to me or need me to let them out or have to go to the bathroom myself: it would take me another 215 minutes (3 and a half hours…) just to do all of the plain stripes. The heel, patterned section, ribbing, bind off, and tail burying would account for another 2 or 3 hours (at least), so we’re talking a minimum of 5.5 to 6 hours to get this second sock done.
I’m just not sure that’s physically possible for me, especially considering I’ve developed a swallowing glass kind of sore throat…I’m not feeling guilty about possibly not getting it done though: getting one sock done was a pretty big deal to me, learning to do Fair Isle, and learning the short row heel were great accomplishments, so no matter what, I feel pretty good about this experience.
Want to see something super cute? I bought myself a new wallet yesterday:
It was either this polka dot one or a plain red one.
Actually, it wasn’t much of a contest.
Lynn Douglass says
I love it! I’m so glad you didn’t go for the plain ol’ red wallet!
Mary Ann says
you definitely should not feel bad about only finishing one sock. You did an amazing amount of beautiful knitting in a short time.
Another blog note — The block where my Name displays (also the Mail block and the Website block) extends into the “Leave a Message” block. I have to start typing the message “in the dark”.