Monday, January 25, 2010

Let the Battle Begin...

OK, so Sock Wars officially started on January 15th at 8 pm. The 4 Sketchies who were entered decided to get together and have a Cast-On party of sorts. One of our beloved warriors was not able to attend but we had cheerleaders....there were 3 warriors and 6 cheerleaders! Man, you gotta love our Sketchy support system!

We got the support to cast on the Death socks and we had lots of nibbly treats as well! There were 4 patterns to choose from. I chose the "Don't Box Me In" pattern. It has a bit of lace design to it, without being too, too.

My Target is in Washington state and has a size 9 foot. I started with the ribbing using Trekking Hand Art Flame yarn in the Borneo (560) colourway. I wasn't sure at first about using that yarn but as the sock progressed I really didn't want to send it off! I fell in love with the pattern and the colour.

The pattern was well written and simple to follow. I left our Cast-on party to return home where I continued to knit for a few hours. Saturday morning I awoke at 9am and started knitting. DH kindly made me coffee and breakfast so that I could continue the battle. Lunch and dinner were also offered...

Said Battle raged on for the balance of Saturday and then continued into Sunday. I believe that I finished the socks aroud dinner time Sunday. I got them all packaged up with a few treats and sent them off on Monday morning.

My Target received them on Wednesday, much to her demise. So here I sit waiting, a full week later for the socks in progress (well, yarn actually, as my Target didn't even start the socks for HER Target). OH I am now at the Mercy of the postal system. I only hope that my Assassin doesn't get MY death socks done and sent out to me before I get a chance to receive my Target's.

Well, I'm off to check the mail....hopefully I will still be alive for a few more days!


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