Socks of Doom

When I received an invitation to a Ravelry group called Socks of Doom, I had a few mis-givings. Would this be a collection of hopelessly confused sock knitters, a support group for sufferers of Second Sock Syndrome or, maybe, yikes! knitters darning heels!

It turned out to be a sock knitting competition. I had no idea these sort of things existed. The idea is that two paired up sock knitters race against each other to see who can knit a pair of socks first. Whoever loses – dies!! 🙂

Yes, there are rules. And, no, I absolutely could not resist. The first pattern assignment (I sound like a sock knitting version of Mission Impossible) is the Nutkin pattern by Beth LaPensee.

(photo from Ravelry pattern page)

I’ve decided to use Gloss in the Robot colorway. It is a very nice grey and I guess I wanted everything to focus on the flow of the stitches in Beth’s Pattern.

The moderator of Socks of Doom, James, is looking for more participants. I’m already paired up with Monica. Look out Monica, I’m going to get started tonight!!