Sunday, June 14, 2009

Socks of Mass Destruction

I don't remember if I told you all that I had joined Sock Wars IV or not. If not, now I have. I have finished 2 complete pair of socks for the War so far. My first pair are Barcelona by Helen Waittes who is Supreme Commander of Sock Wars IV.

I knit these in Premier Yarns Serenity Sock in the Indigo shade and I must say that for an inexpensive yarn this stuff was awesome to knit with! So awesome that I think I'd like a pair of these for myself.

My second pair is the Air Raid Socks pattern by Emily B. Miller of Skyline Chilly. I knit these in JL Vinca and my experience with this yarn wasn't even close to the one I had with the Premier Yarns. Even though the colors are awesome and the finished fabric was nice, the yarn was terribly splitty and I don't think you could pay me enough to knit with it again.

They are pretty though.

I've also signed up to participate in 52 Pair Plunge III and since my Air Raid Socks were completed this month they count as my first pair for the Plunge! Woo Hoo!!! I'm so glad I wasn't killed off in the War before I was able to complete that pair of socks!


Anonymous said...

Wow, sock wars eh? I wouldn't even try. I have so much taking up my time, I would be out of the game in the blink of an eye. I've been working on the same pair of socks now for over two months. hahaha But I love what you've done. They are all wonderful and lovely.

Hope you and the the family are all well. I think of you often. :)

Shelby said...

Wow, you go!! Congrats on the 52 plunge- the thought terrifies me.

Hey- are you going to TKGA in Buffalo this summer? I'll be there as a vendor and saw that Adk yarns is vending too. Hope all is well!

Maureen said...

Socks look great! 52 pairs? Not sure I could do that. Best of luck to you!