I participated in a "knit-off" this weekend. Over at Socktopia (come on over and join in on the fun). This past weekend (crazy sock knitting) volunteers were divided into two teams and were given a pattern to see who could knit a pair of socks the fastest (it turned out it was Monica, my dear sister...not on my team) and which team could knit the most pairs. I started knitting around 1pm Saturday afternoon and pretty much knit for about 8 hours straight (ok, I did take potty breaks...and I did eat too). I really tried to finish the first sock in 12 hours and I got close too, but my eyes just wouldn't stay open. I kitchnered the toe at about 8am Sunday morning. The second sock I finished this morning at 11:38am. Less than 48 hours and I had a pair of socks. My hands were cramping up (esp the right one) and my left arm was killing me. Gigi (Momma Monkey) gave us a great pattern to knit (she calls it Eleanor), I chose to knit it in some Cherry Tree Hill Potluck that has been sitting in my stash for a year and a half (it finally decided what it wanted to be). I'm very pleased with my new pair of socks, hopefully we'll get some more cool days and I'll be able to wear them. Mandy's lime green sock is to the foot, as is my Opal Elements sock. I'm about to begin the 4th pattern repeat on the leg of Monica's birthday sock. So progress continues on my SIP's after a brief interuption. More later!