Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Death becomes her

Death Becomes Her
Here Lies Jenn, the fastest knitter of the NW.
Cause of death: Socks
Time of Death: 2:32 pm May 19, 2008

The death socks arrived here yesterday. It was a sweet death, and one I knew was coming so there were no surprises and plenty of time to say my farewells. In my box o' death I received one pair of nicely knit socks, alas too big for my narrow feet but promptly claimed by my neighbor so the socks shall live on, a bag of divine ghirardelli caramel chocolates, a magnet with a sheep knitting, a yummy scented candle, and a project bag for carrying around my socks in progress in.

The sad thing was I was *thisclose* to completing my second kill but was thwarted by death. So those socks are now working their way over to the east coast to be completed by a third person (my assassin) to kill my target, now her target.

Sock Wars was fun, despite some drama and major bumps in the road. I signed up for the next event: Death By Socks to start in June. I may join in in Sock Wars IV not sure yet. It was a joy working with a new yarn, getting to know the co-owner of a major online yarn shop and even getting hired by them to do some test knitting. So all in all it was a good time and great opportunity for me.

And no I will not tell you what I am doing in my afterlife or I may be committed for truly falling off the deep end ;)

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Sock WarsIII--The Detonator!

SockWarsIII officially begin Friday May 9. Got off to a rocky start but within time it seemed everyone settled down and got to knitting. I finished my socks on Sunday and posted them overnight on Monday to my target in Portland Oregon. She will be dead by socks when she gets home from work.

The pattern, might have been ok had it not been for the errors. The yarn SWTC TOFUtsies was a dream to work it but sucked at the gauge used for it. Who knows I may try the pattern again someday with a tighter gauge.

Here is the photo of the finished socks, detonating in oregon today. Or not as the pic loader seems to not be working at the moment.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Sock Wars!! A pre-war unofficial contest :o)

I've been going crazy with the socks lately joining 2 sock clubs, a yarn club, summer of socks, 52 pairs II, sockdown, sock kal and of course the bloodiest knitting contest ever--SOCK WARS!

A participant is holding an unofficial contest which you can read about on her BLOG. Be sure to visit her Etsy Shop as well for some cool non sock wars sock knitting bags later this week.

Good luck and beware the postman!