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Thursday, July 20, 2006

Welcome to the Mystery Sock KAL!

Don't we all love to find free patterns on the Internet? How many of those do you pass over because they don't have a picture of the finished product? Me? I skip them all. Yup, I won't even give a second glance to something without a photo. Call it snobbery. Call it indecisiveness. Heck, it's downright fear of the unknown.
BUT . . . while on said topic tonight at knitting guild, I remembered stumbling across the Magical Mystery Sock Tour on the Socknitters site in which each person found a sock pattern online that didn't have a picture and knitted a pair to see how they came out. I don't know how long ago they did this (seemed like at least a few years), but it was decided (heh) that the idea needed to be revisited. I mean, I should be able to deal with two socks worth of the unknown, right? It's not like it's a whole sweater.

  1. Mystery Sock KAL signups will be open through August 14th.
  2. You must choose a sock pattern that does not have a picture of the finished sock and knit a pair. Unless otherwise specified in your pattern, colors and stuff are up to you--'cause your guess is as good as mine!
  3. Socks should be finished by November 26th. I know there are a lot of summer KAL's going strong out there, so I want to make sure everyone has enough knittin' time. That's through Thanksgiving weekend for us Americans.
  4. Those who finish by the deadline will be entered into a drawing for yarny goodness. Possibly another prize or two along the way--to be decided.
  5. Still with me? Cool. If you're ready to take the leap, leave me a comment or send an email to amandawoodruff AT gmail DOT com. Please be sure to include your email address and blog address (if you've got one) so I can send you a Blogger invitation which lets you post your progress here. I can't wait to get started!
    --Amanda from bulldogknits

Thank you, dear Katrina, for making me do this. I think it will be really fun! Of course, we may also be in for a lot of fug. . . .