Are You Finished Yet?

The sock I'm sick of seeing.  How are you doing on finishing up those projects?  If you’re anything like me, you’re trying desperately to get the last one or two finished up before today’s deadline for the Finish-a-Long Contest.  The rules for the contest are here.  Although I don’t feel like I’ve made any great strides in getting things finished (I keep finding old projects that I could work on!), I have heard wonderful stories of people being motivated to finish old projects.

Lisa from Rubyringz has finished projects from the 1980’s, which blows my mind.

Diane in my knitting group has finished 11 projects.

Knittymuggins is knitting away despite being a full time mom to a 6 month old.

That’s just a small sampling of the wonderful stories I have heard of people finishing up projects.  Everyone’s stories have been great motivation for me to keep going on these socks.  The socks have gone everywhere with me the last few weeks.  They seem to have entered that black hole of knitting where you seem to knit and knit and you never really get any further on them.  The only thing I do notice is that my ball of yarn is getting dangerously small.  It’s a size 12 mens sock, so it requires A LOT of yarn.  I am very afraid that I’m going to end up with one toe that doesn’t match the other.  My husband says he doesn’t mind that the socks will be different.  I bought the yarn in Stillwater at Darn.Knit.Anyway.  Although I could probably find another skein of Madelinetosh that would be close, I’m not sure I want a whole skein.  What do you think?  Should I just deal with  it and do the second toe in a different, complimentary color?  Should I buy a matching skein?  Should I rip out the toe of the first sock and do both toes in a different color?

BTW:  My almost 6 year old daughter just told me that boys and girls kissing was “yuck,” complete with tongue out and a chopping motion across her neck.  We’ll see how long that notion lasts.

4 thoughts on “Are You Finished Yet?”

  1. WOW! Eleven projects done! I wish I could have been that good. I have managed to get three of the four listed finished. I’ll be posting about the Red Robin soon, as it is almost dry and I can complete the assembly and add the collar and button placket.

    Perhaps if I didn’t make two Dandy Neckerchiefs and start Clementine all at the same time I could have finished the fourth item too. I think not though because I don’t think I could have handled a queen-sized afghan on US size 17 needles with three strands of yarn at the same time.

    Thanks for putting this little contest together!

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  2. What a relief to have completed the three projects I had in my knitting basket! Thank you for creating this challenge- it’s just what I needed!

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