No excuses, I’m back. Every march there’s a competition I look forward too. It’s called Sock Madness. Initially, it wasn’t meant to be a forever thing. Just a fun competition for knitters who loved making socks. I joined the first year and have been a part of it ever since. It is now in it’s fifth year and going strong. In fact, it’s growing and is now known as Sock Madness Forever! There are several rounds and at the end of each round some spots are eliminated from each team. A two week limit is given for the first sock. This is kind of an elimination round and those who survive it, are placed on a team. Now we get a full two weeks to complete the first pair of socks and that is enough for most. However, as rounds progress, Pairs of socks get knitted faster and faster and the sock designs become more and more challenging! You never know what technique or design you’ll be knitting until the round begins. The supply list given a few days prior to the round leads to lots of speculation!
I have lots more to share about this event and will as the competition continues! I made it through round one by completing the “Supporters Sock” This sock featured a kind of broken rib pattern and a heel I’ve never knitted before. It was a challenge and I now have another kind of heel to use when making socks!
Round 2 (Team: Sock Madness and the Sock of Secrets)
The madness continues with the second sock. This one promises to be just as much fun as the first. I am further along than the photo shows and when I sign off here will be working madly on it because there are already a few finishers and we just started these socks on tuesday! I love how the yarn is working-up. It’s a discontinued yarn I bought from knit picks, when I first started knitting. The series was called “Sock Garden” and I love all of the colors. Now if I wanted more I have to search out someone willingto sell it to me. ISO and destashing, group on Ravelry is great for this! Well it’s off to keep working on my sock. The Madness continues!