Well! Here are the contenders, before the toe-down began! The two pairs of socks prepared two-at-a-time on a circular needle, ready for the ties to be knit!
We both knitted furiously, but alas, when I came home I had only this much done:
The other contender’s socks were in a similar state, but I imagine she’s either finished by now, or she will have finished by noon tomorrow!
Fortunately, it didn’t take me long to finish my pair up, and now I have these:
But I also have a great number of ends to weave in!
Between yesterday evening and tonight, I was able to recoup what I had to frog yesterday on my Pole Dance socks.
Compared to this:
This looks much better :
I really kind of freaked out when I tried on the mistake version and found that it was too tight and didn’t swirl nicely… Such a relief to have it corrected ! I ‘ll get both set up to knit the toes, then wait til Tuesday knit night to have a toe- off with the friend with whom I’m in friendly competition!
Confession: I have something of a competitive nature, and a friend who is also knitting the Pole Dance socks in our current KAL has been making great progress with hers. Each time I see her latest WIP photo, I’ve been motivated to keep at my socks. I don’t want to get too far behind!!!
Therefore, while yesterday I was merely here:
As of 10:10 this evening I’m here:
And this includes a setback in which I had to frog the entire blue section and redo it. (I was forgetting my ssks at the beginning of the RS rows!).
Now it’ll be put on a holder until the second sock looks similar (but with different color sequence- I’ve decided to let them be fraternal).
I happen to know that my knitting friend attended a baseball game tonight, and it may even have been too cold to knit, so maybe I’ve caught up? Or will she read this and go to turbo mode, leaving me in the dust? :0