Saturday, July 29, 2006

Has anyone seen this? Or should I say, has everyone seen this, and I'm the last to know? It's only 8:00 a.m., I'm a little hungover, and I'm in serious need of rehydration - but something strikes me as odd about a game where the winner does all of the work and gets bupkiss. If I've got it straight, on the day the war begins, the Sock Master sends you a dossier with your intended target, and a sock pattern. You knit like the wind to save your "sole" and mail the completed pair of socks off to your intended victim. If before completion, you receive a sock in the mail, you're dead, and you send you're noncompleted socks to the person that killed you, who completes them, and kills your intended target. The winner is the Jedi Sock Knitter still standing, glowing double points in hand, barefoot, but victorious.

I read the comments to the post to see if people were going to embrace this slayfest like the big O, the Knitting Olympics, and it's a little early to tell. One comment did say the whole thing was a mockery of our soldiers overseas, and that anyone who participates should be ashamed of themselves. My brain is too shrunken to even begin to comment on that one, and the enormity of the irony involved there -

So, am I going to take up my needles in the name of assassination? I don't know - I don't know how this could possibly be mastered without training in mass destruction - i.e., knitting 2 socks at a time on circs. If I can't master Magic Loop 101 by the sign up deadline (sometime during the first week of September), I'm certainly going to have to give myself a mental health deferrment.


Elizabeth said...

I'm with you - I don't get the feeling of "this will be fun" and "we're all in this together" that comes with most exchanges and knit-alongs.

I'm going to watch from the sidelines - I'm still knitting lace!

Liz K. said...

Several years ago, my mother-in-law had this great idea: let's all go play laser tag as a family. Won't that be great?

My husband replied that pretending to shoot his family isn't his idea of a good time.

This is how I feel about Sock Wars.

I know this is probably taking things way to seriously. I also don't like to feel pressured by knitting. What's the point of that?

I'm sure a lot of other bloggers will have a ball, and it is a creative idea all in good fun, but I'm going to pass.

sopranospinner said...

I'm intrigued, but can't participate, too much other stuff going on and my knitting time is too short with kids at home. But I'm going to watch!

Dorothy said...

It doesn't sound very fun. It sounds like a competition. I always lose therefore, I would have socks, but be annoyed because I lost.
Too much pressure. I'd rather go in Sockpalooza once I get the hang of knitting socks.

Kathy said...

It just doesn't sound fun to me, I like a challenge when I'm working against myself, not others!