That was on May 1st. We decided from that day, until my birthday would be the actual bet. That gives me about 7 weeks to finish up, and I'm at 9 pairs done. Want to see the latest finishers?
These are a pair of Go With The Flow Socks, from IK Summer 05. I knit the first sock in Sept of 2005, and finished the second this weekend. There is a bit of controversy swirling around this pair, as BOTH socks weren't knit during the 20 weeks.... but I figured now is as good of a time than any to finish them up. They are knit up in Lorna's Laces Sherbet colorway. It's an awesome pattern - nice and stretchy - I have NO idea why this second sock was unfinished for SO long!
Next up, my Whitby socks from Nancy Bush's Knitting on the Road:
These were a quick knit, as for once, I got to use size 2 needles for socks! The yarn is Superwash Sock from Spirit Trail Fiberworks - I grabbed it at the Team Boston Olympic knitting party. I have actually thought of knitting with this yarn often, but for whatever reason, thought this wasn't superwash. Well, it is, and I used it!
I love the cables that run down this sock - and I know we already all agree with this statement - but that Nancy Bush is a smart gal. She has the repeats on the cables and on the little center diamonds be the same, so it's really easy to memorise the pattern and fly when you are knitting these.
And finally, I finished up my Mom's STR socks. Plain old sock, cast on 60 stitches, about 1/2 inch of k1p1 ribbing and a garter stitch heel and toe: