I mentioned earlier this week that I am currently in a race with the yarn that I am using for my SIL’S Christmas socks. There are only two competitors in this dash to the finish line: me and a the remnants of the a skein of Poppy yellow label from Tanis Fibre arts. Right now I think we are in a dead tie, still going neck to neck. The good news is, we have passed the halfway mark. The first sock is finished and while the leg is a tiny bit shorter than I would otherwise make it, I’m certainly not going to attempt to add any additional length by doing something foolish like frogging back and adding more rows.
This is now the time when the real race begins. There was never any doubt that I would conquer the first sock. The question has always been the second. The accursed second sock. The sock that can make or break the whole deal. The sock that will either catapult me to victory or leave me weeping uncontrollably in the corner with nothing but an unfinished sock with which to dry my eyes. That is the sock that I am starting. With uncertainty being my only companion in the fray, I am jumping in head first.
Keep your fingers crossed that when I emerge, there I will be a with a big smile and warm toes.