Have you heard of Sock Madness? Actually, this is Sock Madness 2 and I’m playing. Sock patterns are given to the participants and then we get busy and get our socks finished as fast as we can. There are 55 – 60 players in each of 4 categories. For the first round, the first 40 in each category to finish their socks and share pictures per the rules, will advance to the next round.
The pattern was received Thursday around noon. Just my luck . . I had 12 hours to drive Friday and Saturday and despite my burning desire to knit while driving, I didn’t do it. I started my socks Thursday and knitted as much as I could considering Chad and I had plans to eat one more time at his favorite restaurant, Steamboat Bill’s. It was Thursday when Chad ended up interviewing the mayor and I sat there and knitted while we all talked. I got about half a sock done on Thursday. Then Friday morning, we ate breakfast, went by the grocery store and bought some things we wanted to bring home and were on the road by 10 a.m. We arrived in Paris, TX about 4:30 p.m. and decided that was as far as we wanted to drive so we stopped there, went to dinner at Shogun’s (which both Chad and I love) and then I knitted til after midnight, finishing the first sock that night. By the time I had finished my first sock, there were already pictures of some completed pairs being posted. Saturday morning we ate and were on the road by 10 a.m., stopped in Joplin to get a few things from Sam’s, ate and got home around 5:00 p.m. I started the second sock and finished it early this afternoon.
Here’s my Zombie sock . . that’s the name of the pattern for Round 1. This is the only yarn I took with me for the Sockmadness pattern and it was a perfect color for a Zombie sock!
Now .. to get unpacked and then re-pack for my next trip.