Sunday, September 17, 2006

Cough, cough, sniff, sniff

Thanks for all your sympathy, guys! I am moving into the final stages of my nasty little cold, which means coughing like I'm trying to lose a lung every five minutes or so. So fun!

Anyway, let's get right down to business. Bring out the socks!

Teri's got two pairs made out of beautiful hand-dyed sock yarn.

Liz whipped up some basic stockinette Regia Rio socks.

Ginger is getting a jump-start on her holiday knitting with this cool pair of Opal socks that match perfectly, apart from the heels (doesn't that self-patterning yarn just drive you nuts sometimes?).

Tanya finished some Jaywalkers.

Manda made some short little Neopolitan Socks.

Kathy finished some Knit Cafe socks in yummy alpaca silk. Wow!

Carole whipped up what she claims are The Fastest Socks in the East.

Tammy made some broadripple socks for her daughter.

Joni has a couple late August entries - some Beaudelaires and Mamlukes, and some Aran Braid socks. She also has her September pair - Gentlemen's Fancy Socks.

Margo whipped up some cute little toddler socks.

Khris made some lovely rib and cable socks.

Ashley finished some toe-up Moda Dea socks.

Jill knit up two more pairs of socks this month and has them on display in a big way.

Michelle finished some cat motif sock.

Nancy G made up these lovely Sixth Sense socks for her hubby's birthday:

Starz Above's September entry has a very special place in my heart - it's a pair of Karen's Sugar-Free Diabetes Walk Socks! Love them! She was one of my most helpful test knitters for this pattern and they turned out great.

Ginny has some Tripping the Welt Fantastic socks to show you, as well as some other BIG NEWS (but you'll have to go to her blog to find out what it is...). It's the same news as two other bloggers have come out with recently. Is there something in the water? Or maybe in the yarn?

Ginny also asked an interesting question about the Sock Wars socks. As in, will they count for SAM2. My first answer was yes, of course, but now I realize it isn't quite that simple. I realize that the quick knitters may be finishing up several other pairs that were started by fallen comrades, but it just gets to complicated to start counting partial socks. So, to avoid any complicated rules, you'll only get to count socks you complete from start to finish. So in most cases, this will be one pair of socks (unless the person you kill is REALLY slow and doesn't even get their socks started before you asassinate them...). Does that make sense? I'm still trying to get my head around the whole sock wars thing, but I figure once it starts, it's just going to happen how it happens and that will be that.

Silja's got some gorgeous Hederas to show off.

Jamie made some super cool Casino Socks.

Beth made some blue boy socks that are looking for a good home.

Laura's lonely Mr. Green finally found his Mrs.

Stariel, who definitely has a sock problem, made some Broadripples and baby socks, and her 2nd Summer Sock Party sock.

Jessica finished some lovely Canadian mystery province socks while in Portland!

Michelle made some gorgeous Scale Skin socks.

Becca tossed some socks in at the bottom of her exciting post about the Harlot's visit to her part of the world.

Bettina finished some Pomatomuses.

Paula tops off the list with some gorgeous Rose Socks. Love those heel flap flowers!

That's all for this week, folks! I am off to swatch for my Sock Wars sock, shop for my Chocolate Swap pal Lacey, and try to get through the sleeves for the Handpainted Knits design so I don't have to feel so guilty about doing Sock Wars! Whew!


Anonymous sprite said...

Another great roundup! Please take care of yourself. The final stages of illness tend to be the most exhausting and longest lingering for me because I always feel like I *ought* to be back up to full speed.

12:41 PM  
Blogger Katrina said...

Glad you're starting to feel better. It has taken me forever to start feeling 100% again after the bronchitis I had. Make sure that you TRY to get enough rest (ha-like that could happen with two busy kids).

I am so going to get creamed in the first round of the sock wars, but here I go anyway. My yarn and needles are poised for the pattern to be released on Friday.

Get well fast! Sock warriors must be in top form.

1:06 PM  
Blogger Liz K. said...

Thanks for a great round-up. I know this is a lot of work. I really appreciate it.

4:40 PM  
Blogger Teri said...

What fun that was to visit everyone's blog - thanks for doing all that work for us!

Good luck in the Sock Wars. I resisted the urge to sign up, so I'm just sitting on the sidelines cheering.

6:38 PM  
Blogger Anastacia said...

Take care! I've been sick a lot lately, too. I wanted to join Sock Wars, but glad I didn't sign up - still no internet connection/working computer at home. It's tough trying to find the time to run to the library! Anyways, I finally finished a pair of socks for Sept, but since no computer at home, I still can't use my digital camera. You'll have to trust me, again - that I finished up one pair of toddler CIC socks. I'm almost done 2 more adult sized pairs, so hopefully I'll finish them for Sept! I'm hoping to get over to my mom's so I can at least scan the finished socks, not sure if I'll be able to. Thanks for posting my update! -- Anastacia

8:07 AM  
Blogger Anastacia said...

Just me checking in again - I finished my second pair of toddler CIC socks, and I was able to scan in both pairs this AM. So you can post a link to pics! :)

7:42 AM  

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