Thursday, August 03, 2006

Sock Wars 2006

I signed up for Sock Wars 2006 today. It is an international death by sock tournament being hosted by yarnmonkey. Deadline to sign up is September 8. On September 22, participants will be emailed a "top secret file" containing the details of their target and a pattern to knit. The goal is to knit a pair of socks using the pattern provided and mail it to your target. Once your target receives your package they are dead (out of the game). They must post their status on the "fallen comrades" section of the yarn monkey site and send you their "top secret file," yarn and any knitting they've completed. At that point you’re off again trying to knit your target a pair of socks before your target knits you a pair of socks. This will continue until only one remains.

Now, doesn't this sound like a jolly good time? It's challenging, exciting and a little scary. Just knowing that someone's out there trying to knit you a pair of socks before you can knit a pair yourself. At the end, everyone will have a new pair of hand knit socks except the sole survivor and they get some fabulous swag. It doesn't get any better than this.

This is such a creative and fun idea. You guys should check it out! I can't wait to get started!


At 1:02 PM, Blogger Darlene said...

Sounds like a fun game!! I'm not QUITE ready to join any of the sock KAL but I am almost there! Have FUN!!

At 1:52 PM, Blogger knitalittle said...

I joined the first day. I'm so ready for this KAL. Will I be the last standing? No way but I hope to be in the top 50. Can't wait to see the socks you knit up.


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