Joining Ginny's Yarn Along today. To refresh our memories, the question I asked at the end of my last yarn along post:
Does Kris finish the sock in time for Christmas?
And the answer is a big fat NOPE
I managed to get through the heel gusset when I realized that there was no way I was going to finish sock #2 in time to wrap it up for Christmas morning. All my kids (and grandkids) were home, and I had neither the time nor the privacy to finish the sock for a Christmas morning surprise. So I didn't. I stuck it in my knitting bag and went to bed at a decent time on Christmas Eve.
The next day, as we were opening presents, I tossed the completed sock #1 to DD1 and told her that she was supposed to have two of them, but I was still working on the second and would have it done hopefully before she went back to school.
And that actually worked out fine. Because she was surprised (especially at her mother throwing a sock at her head from across the room) and once the secret was out, I could sit and knit right in front of her. Now, five days later, I've gotten a ton of knitting done, and I expect to finish off the toe tonight.
It will be nice to get this pair of Rosamond socks completed and start a totally new project in 2016. Maybe I'll even tackle that pair of socks I've been wanting to make for DS1. If I start them in January, I'll have all year to get a pair of men's size 13 socks done in time for Christmas! No pressure at all. And if I get a little burned out on them, I can set them aside for a bit, knit something else, and come back to them with lots of time. Sounds like a plan. :0)