My name is Wendy and it has been 7 days since I have done any sock-knitting.
Who knew I’d suffer such withdrawal symptoms from sock knitting?
Fortunately, the Summer of Socks starts tomorrow. According to the rules, any sock knitting that is included in the Summer of Socks must be commenced after 5:00am tomorrow. I get to the train station at 5:10am, so I’m covered. I’ll wind my yarn before I leave home in the morning — I think that’s allowed.
For the past week I’ve been fondling my sock yarn, deciding what to use for my first socks out of the starting gate. On Monday I showed Rossana my “overflow” sock yarn stash. (Don’t ask.) We happily sat on the floor of my living room, surrounded by cheerful skeins of sock yarn, while Lucy looked on and no doubt thought we were nuts.
Here’s my plan:
Tomorrow I will start two socks — an “easy” sock for commuter knitting, and a “hard” sock for at-home knitting. They will both be toe-up socks, and they will both be new designs that I have worked up during my week-long sock knitting hiatus. I’m very excited.
I have all sorts of sockie hijinks planned. Things to astound and amaze you! Things to terrify you and make you gasp!
(Things to make you think: “Okay, she has finally snapped if she thinks this is astounding/amazing/terrifying/gasp-worthy.)
But let’s have a little fun. In the comments the other day, someone suggested that I hold a contest for people to guess how many pairs of socks I will knit during the Summer of Socks. I thought that sounded like fun, so a contest we shall have.
How Many Pairs of Socks Will Wendy Knit During the Summer of Socks?
Some info that might help you pick a number:
The Summer of Socks runs from June 21, 2007 at 5:00am until September 21, 2007, 10:00pm.
My intent at the start of the project is to knit only socks during this period.
I reserve the right to change my mind about knitting only socks and throw in another project here and there to spice things up and to keep you guessing.
I am not planning on pulling all-nighters knitting socks. I’m not going for speed here. I will just churn out socks at my usual sedate ladylike pace.
Only one guess per person
That guess must be made by noon, Eastern Time this Sunday, June 24, 2007 to be entered in the contest.
All guesses must be sent via email to blogcontestATcomcastDOTnet before noon Eastern time on Sunday June 24, 2007.
- Put your guess (in numerals) and nothing else in the subject line of your email. Emails that do not have a subject line that contains just the number will be disqualified.
Why so strict? Why so picky? I usually get lots of entries for these contests and I need to be able to search the subject line field so I can determine the winner(s) without having to open every email.
The person who guess the exact number of pairs of socks (not individual socks) I knit, or comes closest, will win fabulous prizes. Said fabulous prizes will most likely consist of yummy sock yarn and pattern. If more than one person guess the magic number, more than one person will win.
You can see that Lucy is pretty jazzed about this.
Okay. Tonight I’ll be knitting on the silk scarf. See you tomorrow!