I set myself the rather tall order of knitting everyone in the family socks for Christmas. As a relative novice and slowish knitter I've given myself a goal of a sock a week. Given my run rate so far is around 3 months for a pair coupled with the fact that I am only able to knit in the evenings and on weekends, I figured it was a little ambitious but perfectly doable if I devoted all my spare time to knitting and not much else.
I know, I make it sound like so much fun.
I’m lagging a bit behind though and am paying the price for trying to make up for lost time with sore index fingers from prolonged jabbing at myself with dpns. While avoiding further injuries, I took a break and googled “how fast can you knit a sock?” for fun and found this very interesting post from Yarn Harlot about knitting a sock a day. I wondered about how much she actually slept and then, before I knew it, I found myself watching people speed knitting on youtube.
I’m amazed. In awe. WOW.
*Sigh*. Maybe I’ll start a new tradition of new year’s socks.