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Friday, November 24, 2006

Hmmmm.....38 socks out of 108 knitters. That's 35%. Not so hot, but more than a third of us finished, so I'm happy about that! :)
I removed myself and Katrina from the drawing and wound up with 36 knitters. Random.org chose # 30 & #2 (yes, in that order--it's random, ya know). Those numbers matched with Sara & Angie! Congratulations!
So, Sara & Angie, if you'll email me your snail mail addresses, I'll get your goodies packed up and off to you. (amandaATthe-woodruffsDOTnet) I will post a picture of the prize packages as soon as I get some good light around here! :)

Also, I wanted to thank everyone for stretching your boundaries a little, pushing the comfort zone, and knitting something without a pattern! It was a tad scary--and we didn't all like what we wound up with--but I think it was fun. :) I will be setting up the Mystery Sock archive pages this week and will announce when they're ready!

Thanks again!
--Amanda

well, i didn't make it...after knitting furiously this week while trying to get all the pre-thanksgiving prep done i still only have half a sock finished. i still feel like i won, though, because my purpose for joining was to get out of my comfort zone and take a chance on a pictureless pattern, and i ADORE the pattern that i chose (ruth gerstner's smocked socks, pattern here) and will definitely be finishing these, then knitting them again in a non-variegated yarn since the pattern would definitely be cuter in a solid or semi-solid. i also think it's wonderful that costume chick's version and mine seem to look different, because it shows how a pictureless pattern can be interpreted differently by different knitters. i'll post a photo as soon as i can get my camera charged, even though they won't count within the deadline.

thanks for having the knitalong...can't wait for the next one!
amy

Thursday, November 23, 2006

I'm done! I also used the Shell Socks pattern. I thought it was a really easy pattern and turned out nicely in the self striping yarn I used (Vesper in Strange Little Mama). I changed the heel a little and made the cuff a little shorter, but overall it was a good pattern.


Sorry the picture isn't better. I just realized I never took a picture yesterday, and everyone is asleep here, so I had to sneak around looking for a spot with decent enough lighting.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

I actually finished my mystery socks by Halloween, but I didn't send a picture! The pattern was called Shell Socks, and I expected something very different. At least the pattern was an easy one to remember and they went pretty fast. I used Knit Picks Memories yarn in the color Yukon. Even though they're not very intriguing, they are REALLY comfy and warm. Sometimes you can't have it all!

Just in case everybody didn't get the word--Socks of Doom count as mystery socks! I know there have to be some finished sock warriors out there who need a star for their Mystery Socks. Post a picture of your completed socks either here or on your own blog to get your "finished" star (and chance at the yarny goodies)! :)
Time's a wastin'!

Monday, November 20, 2006

The Deadline Approacheth . . .

Are you ready? The Mystery Sock KAL deadline is this Thursday, November 23rd--American Thanksgiving--at midnight PST.

There will be two prizes awarded in a random drawing of all the finished sock knitters. So, if your name doesn't have an asterisk next to it--then get those socks done! (If the asterisk is missing due to fault on my part, just send me an email.) *grin*
Oh, and by the way, don't forget to post a picture either here or on your blog--I need proof, folks! :)

Happy Thanksgiving & Happy Knitting!
--Amanda

p.s. You'd think you'd be able to Google a cute picture of a turkey with socks on, but you can't.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Ok so here is my question... I got side tracked playing sock wars and killing others off. There was no picture of that pattern....so since I knitted three pairs does that count? I am starting the sock I was supposed to knit now but just in case.

CAsey

I have found another sock pattern without a photo. One I didn't know about when I first signed up for this KAL and went looking for sock pattterns without photos. SO....... when the next Mystery Sock KAL begins I know which one I am going to do. Others may have seen it completed but I haven't and the pattern doesn't have a photo. My next choice has been made.
Penny who is looking forward to the next KAL which I figure will be in the new year so we can all complete our holiday projects.

Ummmmmmmmm *looks around guiltily*... my socks did get pushed to the bottom of a WIP bag. I remembered them yesterday.
They got pushed into the bag because knitting worsted weight Woolease on small needles is not fun. Perhaps I should not have gone for authenticity and used another yarn. Oh well.

I will get them done this week. Honest and for true.
Really.

Uh huh.

Debi

Sunday, November 12, 2006

WooHoo! I did it! I finished my socks!! I just finished them and tried them on ('cus my feet are cold LOL) and they both fit. I'll post a picture in a couple of days on my blog of them.

Monday, November 06, 2006

YIPEE!!!! They're Finally Done
I have completed my socks. If I had to complete them by an earlier date I am sure I would have also but I liked having this extra time as I was working on so many other projects.
First I didn't use the original yarn I had chosen and second I decided on a different pattern.
In a swap I received some purple Cascade Fixation (I can't get it here where I live) which I used and I did the Holey Socks aka Ellie's Eyelet Socks. I liked the pattern and even liked the Cascade Fixation yarn I used. The yarn is interesting being it is cotton and lycra.
I don't have a blog and since it is so close to the deadline I am adding my photos here. So don't peek if you don't want to know what they look like just yet. The only thing is the color didn't come accurately. They are purple not periwinkle blue. This was a fun KAL.
Penny


Saturday, November 04, 2006

Done and done.

I finished my knitlist cable socks a few days ago.

I'll have to try to get a picture. How odd will my friends think I am if I ask them to photograph my socks?

One of these days I really have to get myself a camera.

Friday, November 03, 2006

The winner is LUCKY NUMBER 13! (I swear I used a random number generator)

Jenny of The Lone Knitter is the winner of some nice goodies for finishing her mystery socks by Halloween!

I'm starting to feel like the deadline on this KAL was a little too long. I wanted to give everyone plenty of time to knit around all the summer KALs that were going on, but I feel like the Mystery Socks are finding their way to the bottom of the WIP basket--particularly since we have only 30/108 pairs done. :( Say it ain't so, knitters!

There will still be a final prize drawing at the end of the KAL, but that's only about 3 weeks away (23 days to be exact)!! So go, go, go! :)

Near the end, I will also be compiling a site with pictures of all the mystery socks and links to their patterns. That way our little KAL can become a reference for other knitters who might want to knit the same socks--but with pictures! Yeah, I know, where's the fun/excitement/drama/insanity in that? *grin*

So, congrats again to Jenny! If you'll send me your snail mail address, I'll pop your prize in the mail!
--Amanda
amandawoodruffATgmailDOTcom