Well, I may not be off to the fastest start, but seeing as I forgot I had even signed up for this knit-along event I guess the fact that I got off to any start at all is enough reason for a little self-congratulatory pat on the back...
My first SoS
sock took me 8 days... I came home from the second week of my sock class
(on the evening of June 21st) and cast on. I then spent the week dividing my time between my 2 socks- my non-SoS
sock-class sock (which, sadly, cannot count towards my SoS
total as it was cast on a week prematurely, (whining)
if only the class had started on the 21st instead of the 14th...), and my 1st real SoS
sock- a simple garter rib sock in Trekking XXL
(color #108). Over those 7 days, both socks were knit to the toe shaping- and like a good little student, I saved the toe shaping for the next class, and, by 7pm on the 28th (end of class) I had one complete sock, done entirely on 2 circular needles- I'm not ready to start tossing any dpn's, but I am seriously liking this technique. That sock didn't/doesn't count (for SoS2007)... But, early the next day I had one that counted! Yay! The only problem is that even though I have 2 completed socks, alas, I do not have a matching pair, yet
The completed sock class sock!
So I knit on... and on and on and on... and I am in the home stretch on my 2nd SoS sock- my heel is turned and I am knitting across the foot. I had hoped to finish it by today so I could come in at under 2 weeks for my first pair- but no, it's been a rather light knitting week here as I've watched yet another stomach bug move through my children, and then there was the holiday, and now I'm sitting at the computer instead of knitting...
Soon, sock #2, soon!