Monday, January 18, 2010

Sock Wars, Part 1

Part 1, in which I make a kill.

As of the present time, I am not dead.  OF course, our mail has not been delivered and thus I could be dead at any time.

My death socks were almost the death of me... at the end I literally had to force myself to do it.  I allowed myself a break every 8 rows.  Even with some fun tv and plenty of support from Bob, it was still a challenge to make a massive pair of socks in 2 days.  But here they are!

I used a yarn that I died especially for the "event." It is called Purple Death. The colorway was inspired by a coral called purple death. I originally was looking for green death, because green is my favorite color. BUT, in 1918 there was an influenza epidemic, called purple death. Purple death caused you to bleed from your eyes, right before you died. It seemed fitting my target should die with a yarn named after a flu that makes your eyes bleed, especially given our contemporary H1N1 scare. All kidding aside; Purple death is a rare large polyp death coral, and it has the most gorgeous colors. While my yarn is no where near as awesome as this coral, it was inspired by these zoas.

Anyway, I am excited to be finished with this round of Sock Wars. Now I await my new target and/or my death. More as things progress.

1 comment:

  1. I love my "massive" socks! I really thought my size 11's would buy me a little extra time!