Wednesday, March 18, 2009

I'm a Sock-Knitting Maniac

Tomorrow is the beginning of another sock-knitting competition. Sock Madness 3 includes 199 folks from all over the world - Norway, Ireland, Netherlands, France, England, Canada, and the U.S. I'm not sure what other countries are represented. We are separated into 4 'teams'. I'm in the team called For Whom the Ball Rolls. And then we have Purl & Prejudice, The House of the Seven Cables, and finally, Great Knitspectations. Hoping Papa Hemingway smiles upon me! I only need to be one of the 40 fastest knitters on my team to go on to the 2nd round. I made it to the 2nd round last year easily but had committed to 2 other competitions that started at about the same time and I wasn't able to stay focused on only one so I got axed before making it to the next round.. This year I learned my lesson and will only do one competition at a time. Am hoping to make it to round 3 this more than I did last year. No idea what the pattern is - we all get it at the same time tomorrow morning...then it's knit like the wind! Will try to keep you updated on my progress as things get going.

In the meantime, here is a picture of John putting in more t-posts to make another pasture for the cows.
He got about 80 of those suckers done on Sunday afternoon...that's quite a lot for someone working alone! Once the t-posts are in, he can then put up brace posts and begin stringing the barbed wire and then put in the one gate that he still needs. Once that is done, we can move the cows from one pasture to another to allow for the 'resting' of the pasture.


Julie said...

I *so* wish I could compete in SM this year but I'll definitely be cheering from the sidelines with my pompoms. Rev those engines, it's not long now!

cinnamongirl93 said...

I am in awe of your competition. It sounds like fun. I bet it's a lot of pressure. Good luck!