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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Sock Wars...

Where have I been, you ask? Well - in the heat of battle! As I mentioned last time, I am participating in Sock Wars 2007. What a crazy ride! On Friday afternoon, I received this email:

Hardy warrior, today is the day. You, Arctic Knitter, must do your utmost to rid this world of the dirty fighter that is, Bethro. The instructions with which to assemble your weapon are below.

Once completed you must mail your socks to your target.

Crazy! So - I've been knitting like a mad woman trying to complete a pair of socks and 'launch' them to my target in California, before I receive a pair of completed socks that will 'kill' me. Surprisingly, it's more stressful than I thought it would be, but fun too. I'm almost 'scared' to come home afraid of what might be awaiting me. How ironic is that? Who wouldn't love a hand knit pair of socks that someone made just for them. The fact the socks were made in the name of destruction is totally beside the point. Here's where I am so far...

Only two repeats and a toe to knit. Since I didn't 'die' on Monday (several poor souls have already met their demise), I wasn't too overly stressed. I think Wade was more stressed than I. When he came home last night after soccer practice, he was concerned that I hadn't knit while he was gone. I used the time to hang out and play with our youngest son. Our conversation went something like this:

Wade: "Hi - Oh, the dishes haven't been done yet."
Me: "Hi - yeah, I've been playing Goblet and drawing pictures with Iain. I'll do them soon."
Wade: "What? Why aren't you knitting? You could have finished those socks by now!"
Me: "I know, but the mailman won't arrive in the middle of the night, so I'm not worried. I'll go up & do the dishes."
Wade: "No - do you want to get killed? I'll do the dishes! Get knitting!"

I love that man!

So - I arrive home again today to find no socks of doom on my door step. I'm beginning to feel a little cocky - plenty of time to finish the two repeats & knit the toe right? I even posted a "na na na na na" message to the group about how I'm still alive, yadda yadda yadda. Oops - doesn't pride cometh before the fall (or something like that?) Because, then, I go and check out the data base, and find that my status has changed to dying! Ahhh!!

So - why am I on this blasted computer! I need to knit and FAST!! Ahhhhh


Pattern: Scar by Julie Gardner
Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted Weight, Jeans Colorway
Needles: Addi Turbo US #2, Magic Loop
Target Gauge: 6.25" / inch


Holly Jo said...

Knit faster! Knit faster!
They look great. Can't believe how quickly you went through them. :)

Chelsea said...

I love these! They are so beautiful! Hurry up, now. You just might make it (although I'm sure that you're done since I'm posting this comment a bit late ;). Great job!