Monday, May 12

One down...

Well almost. I finished my Sock Wars socks last night and sent the package out this morning after I got done with work! I didn't reach my goal of getting them in the mail on Saturday but there were technical difficulties with the whole dossier/ getting the pattern and target. So instead of starting at 6am on Friday I started at 11am... I think I could have made it, but I'm happy with sending them out today! I can't wait to get my next socks, I'd like to have two targets under my belt.

Here is a close up of
the detonator stitch pattern:

It's called the detonator, here is the ravelry link.

It wasn't that bad or hard but some people had trouble with it... A few times I forgot which row I was on, but nothing too major!

Project Stats:

Start Date:May 9th
End Date: May 11th
Yarn: Knit Picks, sock garden, morning glory
Needles: US#1s (2 socks, on 2 circulars)
Recipient: Wendy (gwendy ravelry link)

Normally I would apologize for my obsessive need to finish these in record time, (killing Wendy) but this is WAR!!! Now I can't wait to receive her socks and get another kill under my knitting belt! They weren't kidding when they called it the bloodiest knitting tournament ever! I'm just hoping whoever has me is too busy to crank out my socks... but if they happen to be checking me out, my favorite color is pink...but I know this is war and not a swap, so I'll take what I can get!

Oh a bonus... these will be my May socks for SAM5!!! The first time i've finished a pair befor the last day of the month, er last hours of the month!


Karen said...

Oooohhh, good for you! I'm glad you killed your target. :) I know, that sounds mean, but like you said, this is war! I'm sure getting those pretty socks in the mail will help her feel better about being dead. :)

Bobbi said...

Congrats! Mine went out today as well. I'm not posting about it though since my target knows who I am and I'd rather she be surprised by the "kill".
Wouldn't you know!?! After I wrote on Saturday that I was "cooling my jets" because of the dossier problem and the desire not to kill myself trying to get to the P.O. by noon, I discovered that the SBM main P.O. is open until 3:00!!!!
Oh, and thanks for mentioning your sister's contest: I won! Can't wait for the bag!!! Too cool. We'll be matching.

Allena said...

i think those turned out wonderful. the problem with the pattern is she never said if it was an 8 st repeat or 9... arugh!
most increases you increase 1 and then carry on in the pattern so that's how i read it... but like i said before i can see it going both ways. and they both turn out wonderful.
i'm almost done with mine, i'd like to finish tonight. (i'll have to get off the internet though... LOL)

Sonya said...

Those are nice socks to compensate for the recipient being dead. ;o) Congratulations!

DawnK said...

Woohoo! Good for you! I can't wait to hear further stories of your sock wars!

Knitting Nix said...

Well done they look fabulous!

Amanda said...

Your socks look awesome! Off the add them to my queue.