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Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Socks, St. Paddy's Day, STITCH COUNT CONTEST & Vodka to keep me sane!

First things, first. I finished my toe-up socks while listening to the Lime & Violet Pod Cast - um, obsessively. These chicks are freakin hilarious and have cured me of my SSS. They are completely sock MAD and are very infectious. ( I recently placed an order w/Blue Moon Fiber Arts - Socks that Rock & Lisa Souza) THAT is how addicting Lime & Violet are! Yeah, that was me bitching about socks and there I go buying sock yarn...huh what????

Some simple Pocket Slippers in honor of St. Patricks Day. Gots to have the "Wear'in O'the Green"..Don't want to get pinched. Look how cute these little guys are.
To keep w/my Teeny, Tiny theme....I present....Itty Bitty socks -complete w/miniature sock blocker. (it's a key chain) That was a clever gift from Fabulous Sue.
And Finally, a little contest. This is to keep me from finishing off that bottle of Vodka and NO that's not what you win if you guess correctly. Okay, here's the deal. I am in waffle stitch HELL!!!!! To gain sympathy (I have no shame) There will be a little contest w/prizes. I have just reached the point in the Thermal pattern where I will divide for the Neckline Placket (the area where the buttons will go for those of you not in KAL, but wanting to play along anyway) If you can guess how many STITCHES I have knit (closest to the actual number, YES I counted) you will win a fabulous prize. If there is more than one of you that guess correct, I will draw a name. If you ALSO guess correctly which skein of yarn I am on I will enter your name ;) Please include your email w/your guess so I can contact you.
May the luck of the Irish be with you and I will announce the winner on Saturday....March 17th...St. Patrick's Day.
**** Repeat........The Vodka is NOT the prize. (I need it to finish Thermal)

43 comments:

Melissa said...

I'm guessing 5,000 stitches and the 5th ball of yarn.

Wye Sue said...

I'm no good at guessing, but I could help you with the vodka ;-)

dana said...

I'm guessing 17,640 stitches and your 4th ball of yarn. Those are some small needles for a sweater! You have my sympathy...

dana (at) mattevans (dot) org

Alley said...

Okay being a beginning knitter I may be completely off.. but.. I'm going to guess 24,948 and the 7th ball of yarn.

Alley @ gracefelt.com =o)

Jess said...

38,080 and youre on your 7th ball of yarn. Ambitious. I know. Them are little stitches.

Amanda said...

I am guessing 145,152 and you are in the 5th ball of yarn.

StampinShelly said...

woo weeeee! Looks like a lot of stitches to me! My eyes would be crossed. I'm gonna guess 15,432 and the 4th ball of yarn. You're one brave woman...

shirleyknits said...

I'll guess 9856 stitches, and you're on the 6th ball of yarn. glutenfree50 (at) hotmail (dot) com

lilachica said...

I'm just a little sad the vodka is not the prize. I'll guess 39,312 stitches and 5th ball of yarn. And know I am coming to the sad realization about how much I have left to knit :). Pass the vodka please.

elise
hollyetf@yahoo.com

brian said...

Hey Susan - I'm guessing 12,000 stitches on your 6th ball of yarn.

- kwilbank@nd.edu

Lovs2Knit said...

I'm sure I'll be way off but here we go: 20,120 stitches and your 5 ball of yarn. :~)

alreadycrzy(at)roadrunner(dot)com

Kate A. said...

I'm guessing 116,243 sts and 7th ball of yarn (seems a popular number...and it was the first that leaped to my mind...maybe things like how many balls of yarn it takes to get roughly that far at roughly that gauge is something you subconsciously pick up after doing it a few times? That's assuming, of course, that we're not all waaay off! :-)

Oh, and I'll have some vodka with you in sympathy, how's that?

aastrikke [AT] yahoo [DOT] com

Maggie said...

I am going to go against the tide and guess that you are on your fourth bal l of yarn, I am also going to guess that you have 45,000 stitches.

Holy shit... how many stitches does that mean I have...

Melissa said...

I'll guess low and say 10,000 sts and your 4th ball of yarn

mmmm... vodka...

Karen said...

23,707 stitches and you are on your 5th ball of yarn.

Allison in Philly said...

I'm thinking you're at 29,000 stitches. Neat pattern -- somehow I passed that one over. Break a leg!
akelseyAtjunoDOTcom

Cindiluhu said...

10,001 stitches and 6th ball of yarn.

Jeanne said...

52,834 stitches knit so far, and you're on the last skein. ;-)

Penny said...

I'm going to guess 35,964 stitches, and 5th ball of yarn.

Anonymous said...

I couldn't resist!! Did vodka have anything to do with the decision to make a sweater on such small needles???? It looks great and you'll be thrilled when you are done!! Nice job.

My guess........15,750 with 5 balls of yarn

kadezmom (at) yahoo (dot)com

z's momma said...

35512 stitches and 4th ball of yarn. Close?

Teri said...

I am guessing 81,8154 stitches and the 6th ball of yarn.

Teri
reno_rainy@yahoo.com

bunchkin said...

Hmmm... 92,124 stitches and 7th ball of yarn. As someone in bobble stitch hell, I feel your pain!

bunchkin1 AT acsalaska DOT net

Jennifer said...

ball 6, 31707 stitches. cute blog, by the way : )

Sometimes Unwilling Guru said...

Ill have a go! You are on the fifth ball and up to 221904 sts,I doubt I could stay with knitting a jumper like this on small needles! well done I say!

Mary Lynn said...

Beautiful job on the waffle . . . mind boggling actually.

My guess: 8,815 stitches and 6th ball of yarn

Mary Lynn
mlj1954@hotmail.com

Jan said...

18,764 sts and 5th skein/ball of yarn. And darn, the vodka would help me finish designing and writing the pattern for these socks!

Caffinna at brightok dot net

Missamite said...

How about 36,984 and ball 6.

Romelda said...

Let's see if I have the luck of my Irish heritage
I'll try 38808 stitches and finished 6 balls,
Erin go braugh!

Mandy said...

I am going to guess 14,545 stitches and your 6th ball of yarn.

allie said...

I'm going to guess 36,556. Also I love your socks! And the slippers-- those are now on my to-knit list! Good luck with Thermal, I can't wait to see it in all its glory. Plus, it's another project I want to make and I LOVE to see finished projects that I'm planning on making!!

craftykt said...

I guess 34,020 stitches and 4th skein...from one waffle stitch casuality to another...

Connie said...

I am guessing 17,777 stitches and your 7th ball of yarn.

Toni said...

I'm going with 34,344 stitches and ball 5.

ikkinlala said...

I'm going to guess 12000 stitches and on the 6th ball of yarn.

LaVerna said...

I am guessing 18,375 stitches and 8th skein of yarn!

meg said...

27,517 and you are on you're 6th ball. totally random guess but fun blog and contest! i'm hosting a little one myself.

good times!

Missy said...

I will guess 11,987 stitches and your 3rd ball of yarn

missyo27@hotmail.com

Vanessa said...

I guess 18,502 stitches and you are on the 4th ball :) of yarn!

butterflyjones03atyahoodotcom

Margie said...
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Margie said...

Okay I'll bite. I've already had two Corned beef dinners this week. My guess is 42,154 stitches and the 5th ball of yarn. I only like vodka when it's disguised, so yours is safe with me.

km said...

I have to knit those slippers. In fact, I may start tonight if I finish the purse I'm working on. I'm guessing ball 3 and 14,630 stitches. mk(dot)km(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Loretta said...

Good for people to know.