Sock Madness has begun. Here's my stash prior to starting:
I ordered enough for all 7 pairs. Even if I don't make it very far, I still want to do all the patterns. Round 1 began on Saturday morning, when the first pattern by Jennifer Young was released. By 8pm Sunday evening I had these, and as I was one of the first 16 from my division, I have now moved on to Round 2.
Yep, Sunday evening. One sock a day. New technique - short-row heel. (still have some small holes, but I'll figure that out next time). You'll note that the holes are smaller on the left foot - I'm assuming that was the second one. Yarn: Generic black from I think, Lana Grossa, and Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in River. Others have praised the LLSS, and now I see why. It was such a pleasure to work with, I'm sure that's what made me knit quickly - couldn't wait to get through the black to get back to the blue. Needles - 2.5mm DPNs.
It is still being decided when Round 2 is beginning. From now on, it's heads-up. My competition is here. By the way - she left me a taunting note - anyone want to get her back??? For now, my Sock Madness Stash now looks like this:
For now, I'm resting my fingers. Anyone know of a good finger-therapist? Ouch!