There are a few things this sock is not.
- It is not the the sock for the Socktoberfest Mystery Sock KAL. It is my pattern Belvedere. I gave the original away to Miss Peaknit and thought it would be nice to finally have a pair of my own.
- It is not going to have a mate any time soon. It is going to have to wait. I'm too busy with the Mystery Sock KAL, among other things.
- It is not being modeled by one of my ever tolerant children. It is being modeled by a woman who wonders if photographing socks counts as "Activity Points" on Weight Watchers. When the "A" team models are in school, mom must sub in and contort her body into positions that make certain yoga poses look easy to get a foot photo.
Here's the thing.
I'm stunned, flummoxed, awed, humbled, terrified, thrilled, tickled pink by the response to the Mystery Sock KAL. There have been some very nice bloggers spreading the word and we are now up to 500 (and counting) members in the Through The Loops group on Ravelry. I'm pretty sure most of those are there for the KAL since we had 82 on Tuesday morning before I posted about the sock. Eeek.
Since in those numbers I know there must be a range of knitting abilities and time constraints, I've decided that I should offer two versions of the sock. The first will be the basic pattern, appropriate for those who are comfortable with yo, k2tog, ssk. The second will have some cabling added in for a little extra challenge. I think it will be fun to watch both versions grow among our members.
Last night a very nice and very generous yarn store owner offered some prizes for our little KAL. Linda from Yarnzilla is donating three packages with two skeins of Jitterbug in each!! (You heard me right, JITTERBUG!) YUM. I'll be sending a few patterns her way to bundle with the yarn. Anyone who completes a pair of the KAL socks and posts them in the group by 11/29 (there will be a thread to show off your finished pairs), will be added to the drawing. You will find more details on the group page.
Off to work on a pattern or two. See you soon.