Since I've been knitting, almost 3 years now, I've entered...oh, about a million sock knitting competitions. At least it seems that many. This summer I entered what is more like a KnitAlong. It's called Summer of Socks 2008. It runs from June 21st to September 1st. Some folks have knit 17 pairs of socks up to today, the 2nd of August....I, on the other hand, have knit 3 pairs in the last 6 weeks. And I've got 2 more pair on the needles that I hope to finish within the next week. Here is pair # 3:
This is a kit, by Skacel. It includes, specially dyed Opal fingering weight yarn, beads, and the pattern. Skacel only made up 2000 of these kits. All proceeds go to the Susan G. Komen Fund for Breast Cancer. After doing a nice ribbing, you then knit the Walk for the Cure pattern, followed by the Breast Cancer Ribbon row, the Healthy Boobies row (this is where the beads go) and finally the Mammogrammed Boobies row (more beads). The toe has a star-shaped pattern to remind us that we are all stars. The pattern is very well written. I loved doing these socks.
I'm knitting a pair of socks (not boobies socks) for John right now...hope to have them done in a week or two...men's socks just seem to take longer...I guess because they have big feet. (This is from a woman who wears size 10 shoes!)
Have a wonderful weekend...here in Missouri they are having NO SALES TAX on anything thru August 3rd...It seems I am meant to go shopping!