OK I think I may be in too deep now. I registered today for Sock Wars III as the warrior Sockittome having only ever knitted one pair of socks before. Yes they were lace and had a picot edge cuff - I wasn't after the easy option here - but they did take a significant amount of time I recall. Don't know how much but I do remember being fascinated when I got to the heel. I had listened to those who had "socked" before me -"Just follow the pattern and it will just work," they said. I went for a Sunday afternoon walk - too late for a sit down coffee at Avenue Nine - I had to take it away and sit on the wall near the civic centre where I TURNED MY FIRST HEEL. A thing of wonder! I remember looking at it and thinking WOW, it does work. When I read the pattern, something I almost never do, I couldn't figure out how it would, but it did.
Moving on - I read something about sock wars somewhere, then last weekend a full page in one of those glossy American knitting mags and I thought there's a challenge. Never one to take the easy route (I shall probably be gunned down as I cast on my first stitch) I shall just take it as it comes.
The whole thing is playing havoc with the cats though. Oskar doesn't know what to do and will probably just sleep off the whole thing whereas Lucy......I don't know where it will end. Stay tuned.