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Yeah, yeah…

I suck, ok? I know I do. Cristi suggests we race to see who finishes Tomato first, and I am crazy enough to put sock yarn on the line. So today, she posts this. Yeah, she’s done. Want to know how “close” it was? This is where I am:

(That’s Lion Cotton Ease in “Popsical Blue” and “Bubble Gum”, by the way)

So, clearly I was delusional on this one. Want to know where I was when she sent a text message to my phone last night asking if she should block it before posting her victory? Right below the colorwork. I had NO chance. This thing just moved ridiculously slow. I think I might have shot myself in the foot from the very beginning, though. Looking at Cristi’s, I’m thinking this should have been done with negative ease, and I probably should have done the next size down. That would have given me a few less stitches to do. 🙂 I actually considered ripping back on this one, but I just can’t bear to. I’ve got ridiculous amounts of Cotton-Ease, so I can always do the smaller size on another one if I choose to.

Oh well, if I had to lose to someone, I can honestly say I’m very ok with it being my dear darling Turtlegirl. I’ll be happy to present her with her prize sock yarn at MDS&W next weekend (Woohoo!)

I’ve got an inch or so to go in the “waist” area before I start the increases, and then the bottom of the body and the ribbing before I do the neckline and the sleeves. I’ve got an idea I think I’m going to play with on that, so it won’t be identical to the pattern, but when is ANYTHING I knit?

10 comments to Yeah, yeah…

  • turtlegirl76

    I love that color combination! It looks great! Too bad you didn’t do the smaller size. You might at least be down to the bottom ribbing by now. ;^)

    Heh. You know I love ya babe. Now you know. Never go in against a turtle when SOCK YARN is on the line! A ha ha ha ha ha ha ha a ha ha ha!

  • PocketSize

    It’s cute anyway! 🙂

  • Zonda

    I love it!! You also answered one of my questions 😉 so I’m hoping to be making my own one day soon…Good thing I’m not racing a turtle though!!

    Lovely color combination too! 🙂

  • Bezzie

    Well you get bonus points for wearing yours during progress shots!!! 😉

  • Cheesy Knit Wit

    It will be just a beautiful as Christi’s when finished. I love the color!

  • Stitchcounter

    Well, you get an A for effort, right? Not the same as sock yarn but you’ll have a cute top to show for it when you’re done. Plus, you can get some replacement sock yarn at the festival.

  • Magatha

    Well, it’s not like you had nothing else to do! Looking Good!

  • itgirl

    I think it looks great, though…

  • Brittany

    If it counts for anything, I think it’s gorgeous so far. I love the colours.

  • Rain

    Yours is a lovely colour combo too. I heard a ruumour she has elves in the closet.