Ready, aim, fire!

Tomorrow is one of my favourite times of the knitting year. Sock Sniper begins and I (hopefully, if all goes to plan) get to kill someone with a pair of socks.

I didn’t get the orange cabled socks done in time, but one of them is finished, so the needles are free. I was getting impatient to start, so I did some swatching. It got a little out of hand.

swatch

I’ve tried every size of sock needle I have from 3.25m down to 1.5mm. The weapons this year need to adhere strictly to gauge and there are a variety of gauges to match. I will probably not be going for the 9.5 stitches to the inch socks.

I’m off to get a good night’s sleep (children permitting) ready to cast on after work tomorrow afternoon.

In other news, I have got a ticket to Yarndale at the end of September, and a day’s knitting course with Amy Singer of Knitty. Woo hoo!

P.S. If my sniper is stalking me, welcome to my blog. Please do leave a comment. I look forward to hearing from you (in a while).

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