Sunday, November 26, 2006

At last, the war is over

Finally, Sock Wars is over! And really, even though I was not the swag winner and I'll probably never get socks from my lame-ass assassin, I couldn't be happier that it is over--three pair from scratch (plus a little less than one more sock, started by Kate) is a little much for me in two months. I'm a little annoyed still about the people who either sent socks to people but didn't confirm they knew the rules and were still playing, or who received socks without bothering to follow through themselves. None of the people that I knit for fell into this category, though, so at least I don't feel like I knit for the undeserving. Man, that sounds stupid--it was just a game, after all. Anyway, the fourth pair that I completed was my first attempt at two colors in one sock, and I think that they turned out pretty well. I am a little concerned that they are a little too big, though--I've had no luck whatsoever with gauge swatches during this game, so I didn't make one for this pair. Celticdragonfly's feet are a little bigger than mine, so maybe they'll be o.k. I used Heirloom Yarns superwash Easy Care 8ply wool, it was nice to work with and came through the wash / dry just fine. Good thing, too--I would have cried if it felted after all of that knitting.

This weekend I also worked on Shedir and on the Olive Garden Scarf, which is now about 40 inches long. I also started a new X-mas gift project that can't be fully revealed at this time. Sneak preview to the right--the yarn is Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted, the same 100% merino superwash used to knit the original two socks at once. The colorway is called, not surprisingly, "Rainbow". I looooooove the feel of this yarn. I took the project from Holiday Knits, can you guess what it is? Maybe a Rainbow wig for E____ G_____? Or a Rainbow clown collar for R_____ C_____? Perhaps a hippie halter top for A______ M______? Only time will tell. Posted by Picasa


Melissa said...

I also had such high hopes for Sock Wars. I ended up with a mis-matched "pair" of socks in two different yarns and sizes (neither of which really fit). I gave them to a co-worker and she wore them while in the hospital delivering her second child as she needed something that couldn't possibly cut off circulation.

I wish this had turned out better for everyone involved, but lesson learned...or something. I'd like to RAOK you with a pair of socks after the holidays as your assassin sucked :-)

Carrie said...

I'd love a pair of socks! I think that Sock Wars would have worked better with a smaller group--maybe 300 instead of 700?