But during May, I knew I was getting goodies that I didn't deserve. I knew that my sock pal had finished my socks and had mailed them out (she emailed an update to me!) and I had not yet finished my own pair of socks that I had committed to sending out. Now, normally I am a finisher. I love deadlines and I love to meet them. However, knitting to a deadline seems not to be a strength of mine. I missed my Olympic medal and I also missed the May 1st deadline for sockapalooza. By May 1st, I had 1.15 socks done and I have to say that it did cross my mind not to finish them - we were all incredibly sick then and I just didn't think I could muster the will to finish 0.85 socks. (How much willpower does this actually take? I think much less than mountain biking for 24 hours. I am so lame.) And so I didn't work on them on May 2nd or May 3rd, which was OK and I was slunking about - tucking the unfinished socks somewhere out of my sight.
But then I realized that I had to finish my socks or else I couldn't pay my bills. I basically couldn't even bear to open the mailbox. So the mailbox wasn't opened from May 3rd until I mailed out my own sock pal's sock on May 14th. When I finally opened the mailbox a few days ago, there were uncashed checks and unpaid bills and unread gossip magazines - but no socks until TODAY!
Look what I got in the mail today! My sockapaloooza pal, Rebecca, sent me the most beautiful socks and I got them today. They fit beautifully and I have to say that the craftsmanship is superb and that the colorway is just perfect. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! (Rebecca - did ya have to use about 47,000 stamps? I almost fell over laughing when I pulled the package out, I hope you didn't have to lick them all. Do they still have lick-able stamps? Or is that old fashioned now?)
Well, look who else is happy with the extra goodies in the sock envelope!