Saturday, September 23, 2006

Sock Wars! (and the Boston Knit Out!)

First off, Boston folks, if you're coming to the Knit Out tomorrow say hi if you see me! I'll be at the info booth volunteering for the first hour and around for most of the afternoon too. I'll be carrying a blue messenger-style little bag with a lighter blue square. :)

I may just be the first sock warrior to send my target washed and blocked socks. ;)

My plan was to get my socks out in the mail this morning. I didn't have the details of my target's foot size but since it was supposed to be close to mine I knit up to just before where the toe decreases would start for a size 6 or so and figured I'd double check in the morning when I got my dossier.

Well, due to continuing hurricaine issues I didn't have my dossier, but I did learn that my target has size 11 feet! (I have tiny little feet, so this was a bit of a shock.) But I dutifully continued and finished the socks. Not that it would have mattered if I *had* been done this morning since I still wouldn't have had an address.

All I have to say is that I'm very glad that I'm using stretchy yarn because otherwise I would never have had enough to finish the socks, and I started out with almost 100g.

The socks fit me completely unstretched, so I don't think it's too much to ask for stretchy (think Fixation) yarn to fit feet about 1 3/4 inches bigger.

Pattern: Sock of Doom
Yarn: Classic Elite Star
Started: 9/22/06
Finished: 9/23/06


Blogger Jennifer said...

Wow! Nice work finishing up your sock wars socks!

3:41 PM  
Blogger Zonda said...

Amazing you!! Nice job! Never thought of that yarn for socks, glad you had enough!! Poor target ;)

5:23 PM  
Anonymous Tezcatlipoca98 said...

How come your socks don't really look like my sock?
I was at the knit out today. Did you see a weirdo with a large purple fish purse?

8:06 PM  
Blogger Tammy said...

I love purple. I wish I had been your target!

5:57 AM  

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    A quest to use sock yarns:

    Yarns I've had:
    * means I really liked it

    4-ply Soft
    A Piece of Vermont*
    Artyarns Supermerino*
    Austermann Step
    BMFA Sock Candy*
    Black Bunny Fibers*
    Brown Sheep Naturespun Sport
    Chinese Mystery sock yarn
    Claudia's Handpaints
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    Fearless Fibers
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    Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock*
    Macek Designs
    Magic Stripes
    Mega Boots Stretch
    Nature's Palette
    Noro Kureyon Sock
    Panda Cotton
    Paton's Kroy*
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    Regia Bamboo*
    Regia Cotton
    Regia Strato*
    Ruby Sapphire
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    Stitch Jones
    Sunshine Yarns*
    Three Fates Cauldron Sock*
    Wool Ease
    Yarn Pirate*

    In Progress:

    Perchance to Knit
    Yarns in the stash:

    All Things Heather
    Ancient Threads
    Apple Laine
    Araucania Ranco
    Artyarns Ultramerino
    Autumn House Farm
    Baby Ull
    Ball and Skein
    Baywood Yarns
    Bearfoot (Mountain Colors)
    Briar Rose Fibers
    Brooklyn Handspun
    Cavyshops Handpaint
    C*eye*ber Fiber
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    Colinette Cadenza
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    Crash Into Ewe
    Crown Mountain Farms Sock Hop
    Curious Yarns
    Done Roving
    Dream in Color
    Duet (A Swell Yarn Shop)
    Dye Dreams
    Ellen's Half Pint Farm
    End of the World Farm
    Fashion Trend Sportivo
    The Fiber Denn
    Fleece Artist
    The Flock Bransonas
    French Hill Farm
    Froehlich Blauband
    Gjestal Silja
    Great Adirondack Soxie
    Greenwood Fiberworks
    Jaeger Matchmaker
    Jarbo Mini Raggi
    Jawoll Cotton
    Just Our Yarn
    Knit Purl Natural Collection
    Kona Superwash
    KP Dancing
    KP Essential Tweed
    Lime & Violet
    Lisa Souza
    Louet Gems Pearl
    Mama Llama
    Merlin the Cat
    Meilenweit Cotton
    Meilenweit Trend
    Mind's Eye Merino/Tencel
    Mirasol Hacho
    Misty Mountain Farm
    The Natural Dye Studio
    Neighborhood Fiber Company
    Over the Rainbow Twinkletoes
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    Pine Woods
    Posh Yarn Lucia
    Prism Saki
    Pucker Brush Farm
    Regia Surf
    Reynolds Swizzle
    Reynolds Soft Sea Wool
    Rio De La Plata
    Royale Hare
    Roz Houseknecht
    Schaefer Anne
    Scout's Swag
    Sheep Shop Wensleydale
    Shelridge Farm
    Sockenwolle Unipo
    Spirit Trail Fiberworks
    Spunky Eclectic
    Steinbach Wolle Sockenwolle
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    The Unique Sheep
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    Wisdom Yarns Marathon
    Wool in the Woods
    The Woolen Rabbit
    Yarn Botanika Radiance
    Ysolda Yarn
    Zen Yarn Garden

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