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?

Contributing Editor Sassymonkey also blogs at Sassymonkey and Sassymonkey Reads.

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