Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Sock Wars 3 Kill or be Killed

So what does the average person do when they are busy. Likely work on everything until it's done right. Well I am very busy actually too busy to accomplish what I need to so I gave up and joined the army. The Sock Wars army. What is Sock Wars 3 you ask - you can click the link and read about it or here is the short version.

Everyone who signed up for Sock Wars was emailed a pattern and the name and address of the victim - you then knit a sock for your victim and mail it to them. Once they receive you sock they are dead. In the meantime someone is knitting a sock for you and mailing it to you. If I get killed before I finish I must send the socks in progress to the person that killed me and they finish your sock and send it to your original victim. The last person knitting wins. SWTC is the official sponsor of Sock Wars3 and has offered a prize of 60 balls of Tofutsie to the winner if they knit their original socks in Tofutsie. I will never win because I was too lazy too go back to the store and get my yarn plus I am doomed anyways. My assassin emailed me to make sure of my shoe size. So here is what my socks look like as of Sat. Scroll down to see them. They are probably in the mail by now.

I didn't get my pattern until Saturday night and my victim's name and shoe size. I was supposed to knit this with Tofutsies - the official yarn of the Sock Wars but I forgot it at the store on Sat night so I cast on with Regia in Canadian colors.

I like the look of this anyways. They look like an explosion perfect for a sock war. I had trouble figuring out the pattern it has an uneven stitch placement on the 4th row and you need to rearrange the stitches. Once I figured that out I was OK but I did need to frog the first try and start over.

I will have my socks in the mail tomorrow morning. They are going to Texas. I will ship them expresspost so she will get killed pretty soon.

This has been quite fun. There is a big group of warriors on Ravelry and they are all talking about this. Lots of people are already dead and many more coming soon as lots of socks are in the mail today.
So I had a fun knitting weekend. I was really tired last night and my husband was disappointed when I went to bed instead of knitting all night and getting the sock in the mail this morning. He is much more competitive than me.

1 comment:

Heather said...

The colours are gorgeous!