Sunday, February 28, 2010

I Win!

Sorry things have been a little quiet round here lately - it's been a bit of a stressful week yet again. Must practice breathing deeply and slowly. Either that or take up running and run a very long way away!


Anyway, there has been time to knit and it is with great pleasure that I announce that I have WON the Finish It Off February Challenge!!!!! Look here Locket - my final pair of socks are done! I have also done 32 rows of Soho so am declaring myself the Gold Medal winner! I have not cast anything on - but the yarn is already wound up ready to tackle Tempest. Can't wait. Just have a nagging suspicion that I don't have the right size needles...

I have really enjoyed this challenge - if the truth be told, I never gave myself a chance of completing it. I have got lots more empty bags now waiting for new projects to fill them, but I will try and be strong and only cast on one new thing a month. No. Who am I trying to kid? One miracle at a time. You watch, by the end of next week I'll no doubt have cardigans, socks, hats and scarves on the needles, ready for another Finish It Off month in April!

This computer is a bit poorly so I may be quiet again for some time while I arrange for a little man to take it away and look at it. I'm having trouble with Windows, iTunes, shutting it down, it's painfully slow, the anti-virus is not happy and I'm rather concerned in case it's terminal.

Gulp.

9 comments:

dottycookie said...

I bow down before you. I'm not worthy! I have more unfinished objects lying round the house at the minute than I can shake a stick at, and I can't even tell anyone off for making a mess because it's all mine!

Love the socks. You;re making me feel guilty though ...

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

I'm very impressed Michaela!!!! You definitely are a Gold Medal winner! I never doubted you could do it for one moment! ;o)

Locket xxx

marit said...

I knew you could do it!!! Well done! That's a lot of knitting!

The socks look great.

Mama said...

Oh good job you!!! Maybe I should set myself up in a "Make-It March" or a "March Finishing Madness" hmmm...this has possibility....

Elizabeth D said...

Bravo!! I am doing, on a much smaller scale, something similar. I'm engaged in a project with a friend in which we knit a pair of socks each month, to a specific theme. Cast on on day 1, finish before the last day. She has smaller feet, so is always finished before me, spurring my competitive instincts. So I finish well before the last day of the month. I've been using those "bonus" days to finish a pair of socks that have been languishing. . . so far it's worked in January and February, and I already have the March bonus sock lined up and waiting. (You can read about our project on our blog if you click on my name at the bottom of this post.)

wonderwoman said...

well done you!!! I do hope your computer is not poorly!

xx

trash said...

Poor sad computer. Do you suppose it is just complaining of a sore tummy because you haven't paid it enough this month?

trash said...

Oops! Forgot to say 'Woohoo!' on the win.

Moogsmum said...

See, what did I tell you? I knew you'd do it!

I'm feeling quite smug and justified in saying 'I told you so'!!

I LOVE those socks - gorgeous yarn and gorgeous pattern :)

xxx