I am pleased to inform you that the socks did indeed get finished in time. I am somewhat less pleased to inform you that the socks got finished just before 3:00 this morning. (Yesterday was a less than focused knitting day. Much to my chagrin.) Then they had to be washed. Did I mention that I have to be at work by 7:00 a.m. each morning?
While I was gathering up some things to put in the wash with the socks, they decided to frolic in the houseplants. (This was the best I could manage at 3:00 a.m. for the standard frolicking-in-the-grass picture.)
The man attached to the only pair of male feet in my house was sleeping quite soundly when I finished the socks. So soundly, in fact, that he asked me after he woke up this morning if I had finished them or if I just gave up. Later I will show him this picture of his feet modeling the socks.When I got up at 5:37 to get ready for work, I went to the dryer but the socks weren't quite dry yet. I fashioned up some make shift sock blockers based on this tutorial and put them in my car to dry/block. (Luckily it is supposed to be 415 degrees F (212 degrees C) here today, so they should be plenty dry.)
Also, I think I found a purpose for the felted foot bag I made a while back. Remember it? I think it will make a nifty gift bag for handknit socks.
Thank you all SOOOO much for your good knitting vibes and encouraging words. It is amazing what knitters can do - - even from miles and miles away. Thanks for your help!
The Quote That Was Meant to Go With the Previous Post:
"The woods are lovely, dark and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep." -Robert Frost, from Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
"It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out - it's the grain of sand in your shoe." -Robert Service