I am going to finish a sock this month
Brave words from someone who hasn't picked up the knitting needles in close to a month.But not quite as brave as they initially appear as the sock in question has already been started.
Said sock is approximately 5.5 to 6 inches long, from the cuff down. At 7 inches I'll start the heel. I'm making the sock to fit a size 7.5 or 8 foot. (I'd have to look at the other sock to check and it is at home and I am currently not.)
I know this, before Tuesday February 9 I have to have the heel turned and have picked up the stitches. Yes, I must.
You see, I have a knitting date. My knitting date involves a pub. And pints. As anyone who has made socks can tell you, picking up heel stitches isn't always a great idea after a pint or two when you still consider yourself a newbie (ditto anything involving lace).
Even after I pick up the stitches I have a good 7.5 or 8 inches to knit. No pattern, just straight knitting.
It's completely doable...it just requires me doing it.
Do you ever set yourself deadlines for your projects? Does it work?