It's started. The official Sock Wars has begun. Last night I received my weapon (pattern) and this morning I found out who my target is.... I have to complete a pair of socks and mail them to my target as fast as I can. When my target receives the socks, they're dead! At the same time, someone has targeted me....as soon as I receive a pair of socks in the mail, I'll join the fallen sock warriors.
When I signed up for this swap, I thought it would be fun, I'd knit a pair of socks and someone would knit me a pair. But I wasn't prepared for was the seriousness and strategy that some of the 700+ assassins have brought to this. There is a sock war forum and the talk, the swagger and the tension have been growing. All of this has ramped up the fun and drama level a bit until yesterday, when to top it all off the pattern posting was delayed by a hurricane!
Well today I have my target, and the challenge increases. First, it's a man, so bigger socks, UK size 10 to be exact. Second, he's not on this continent, I'll be checking out global priority mail. I wonder if it will cost me more to mail these socks than it did for the yarn and needles combined? No matter, Sock Wars is serious business, and money is no object!
Back to knitting... pictures later.