Saturday, August 29, 2009

Welcome to Super Sock Scarefest 2009!

This KAL is on Ravelry Only.

I had intended this to be a onetime crazy event, but you asked for it. So get ready for some Scary socks. Most Socks will be based on a Scary Movie… some old, some new. GuernseyGal aka Janine Le Cras is joining us again. If you have a design to submit… DO IT NOW!!!

And please spread the word so many people wanted to play last year AFTER we were done.
Sign ups for points will be Now until September 15. Sign up in the 2009 thread for DragonYady cuz the whole thing was her idea in Sock Madness 2008. So we have given her the responsibility. :0)
Also I live in a mountain town of under 300 people and they don’t think we need Hi Speed internet up here. DragonYady has promised to keep and eye on things for me, and has my phone number incase an immediate response is needed.

This year you will want to put in your Netflix que the following movies:

Swamp Thing
The Fly
Many Vampire and Werewolves type movies
Sherlock Holmes & the Hound of the Baskervilles
Maybe even a slasher movie

Recommended Materials:
Needles US 0,1, 2, 3 in your choice of DPNs or circulars
Fingering Weight some socks will be solid others will be in 2 colours, one will need a lil bit of leftover yarn)
Sport Weight
Fun Fur (MWahahaha!)
Worsted Weight

You know how many yards you need right :0) Enough for socks that fit your feet. 300-450 yds fingering, 250-300 yds Sport, and 200-250 Worsted. This is a guess. As each pattern gets closer you will get more info (cuz we have to test knit- maybe you don’t want to play and just want to help test???? PM me!)

Skills you MAY want to brush up on:
Provisional Cast On
Turkish or Toe Up Cast On
Fair Isle Mosaic

Pattern Release schedule WILL BE same as last year (cuz I have been working hard for ya’ll):
Sept 1, 11, 21 Oct 1, 11, 21, 31
There are 7 patterns with maybe a crazy bonus or two. Bonuses MAY NOT BE SOCKS.

As always creative license is given. Tweak and embellish the sock pattern to make it even scarier, but maintain the basic pattern written by the designer. Extra Bonus points awarded for creativity and crazy photography. HAVE FUN!
There will be 2 threads for each sock; 1 pattern release and discussion, and Finished Socks (which must be photographed 2 socks together for credit).
Using Indy Yarns always get you extra points (gotta love Etsy!)