Happy Birthday, Mommy!
Now, we are at 996 socks. Pause for a moment to imagine the magnitude of that. If you were to lay all 996 of those socks out, end to end, they would reach... well, a long way. One-sixth (two months) through our time limit (twelve months) we are just about 50% through our goal. We're averaging 17.78 socks a day. Which is shocking, particularly when you think about how cold my feet are right now.
We're almost definitely going to hit 1000 this week. Mind boggling, I tell you.
Amy has generously agreed to give a pair's worth of sock yarn to the person who reports the 1000th sock. She does breath-takingly beautiful handpaint, and whoever wins this is a very lucky little doobie. I am trying very hard to resist the urge to not answer any e-mail or read any comments on my blog until I finish four socks so I can be the winner. I suspect this would be slightly unethical, so I recommend you get to knitting and report socks before I give up on all that I hold good and true just to win Amy's yarn. It's that good looking.
If anyone else would like to donate to either the 1000th person, or the 2000th person (a person I expect will be named in the next two months) please let me know. Due to moderately popular demand I will spin 4oz of sock weight yarn for the 2000th person. Any other gifts would be lovely, and I suspect good karma as well.