So, I have been participating in the Sock Wars started by the Yarn Monkey. This was a crazy idea where you assasinate targets by knitting them a pair of socks. Sometime in August, I signed up for the war and anxiously awaited news of the assigned pattern, the materials required, and most importantly my target.
Well, mother nature did not cooperate with the Yarn Monkey and a hurricane ripped through Northern Ireland and destroyed quite a bit of her infrastructure to support the war. Yes, she needed “infrastructure” – there were more than 700 signups when I last checked. The competition had a rough start and I started knitting the socks on a Satruday night (yup, me and my exciting night life). On US5 needles (mandated by the competition), I was done about 16 hours of knitting time later. I used Blue Moon Fiber Arts’ Socks that Rock yarn – loved knitting with it BTW. The socks were a little bulky but even if I say so myself, looked very nice. For those of you that want the pattern, it’s on the yarn monkey website.
That’s when the madness started. My target decided to “opt-out” because she hadn’t heard on time that the sock war had started. Her target’s email bounced. I posted on the sock war forum to see if I could find her and went after her target, who was very nice and was willing to be assassinated. But then the sister of bounced email saw my post and helped me assassinate her sister – are you following this?
Either way, my finished socks are on their way to Canada right now. But yesterday, I got killed because I got my socks from SpindleRose in Ohio. I am now the proud owner of a beautiful pair of Mountain Color socks and a Fallen Comrade of the Sock Wars. And here ends the saga of the Sock Wars!! Who knew wars could be fun.
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