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instantkarma
« on: March 11, 2008 05:51:39 PM »

So I was on the Craftzine.com blog today, and I found this interesting little thing. It's apparently called the Sock Wars, and they're starting up in May.

The idea behind it is marvelous:

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If you are brave enough sign up to do battle you battle you will be emailed a top secret assassination dossier on 9th May 2008. This file contains the details of your target and an exclusive, never-been-published-before knitting pattern with which assassinate them.
To kill your target you must knit them a pair of socks in the pattern (your "weapon") and mail it to them. Once your target receives your parcel they are dead and must post their death on the website.

They must also send you details of their intended target (who becomes your next person to assassinate) along with their unfinished knitting (which becomes your new weapon). All the while this is going on, someone has been assigned YOU as their target! Prepare to live in fear... kill or be killed!

Now, I'm not a knitter, but I am a crocheter, and I think this idea sounds like soooo much fun to implement on Craftster - the idea of stealth yarn work is too good to pass up. It wouldn't really be a swap, persay, but moreso just a type of round-robin, knit/crochet-people-to-death tournament, and the winner would get, I dunno, at least the title of champion, if not some type of prize or something.

This might sound a little complicated, so let me try to explain how this does kind of qualify for a swap at the same time:

Swapper A gets partnered with Swapper B. Swapper A finishes a pair of socks for Swapper B and sends them to Swapper B, which means that Swapper A gets a pair of socks, but also gets "killed". Swapper B then sends Swapper A what s/he has completed for his/her partner, Swapper C, and then Swapper A has to try to kill Swapper C by finishing his/her socks that Swapper B was working on.

The only problem is, in order to win, you don't get anything, which is why I was thinking that if this gets enough people in here I might think up some type of prize or something for them.

We would also have to have dedicated people who are willing to check in and not flake or else the whole thing might go wrong. Partners might have to be secret, too, but I don't see why they have to be.

We could have two battles going on, too, one for knitters and one for crocheters so that a knitter doesn't get a crochet project or vice-versa and completely freak out because they have no idea what's going on with it.

Am I completely crazy, or could this actually be a bit fun?
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Ezri_B
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2008 10:21:40 AM »

I think this is a good idea, but I have no idea how to implement it. Honestly I don't know if it would work within the Craftster swapping rules either.

The way it works for Sock Wars knitters is, they receive the pattern they are going to make at the same time as they receive thier partner. So you aren't working ahead and cheating. Also that way they are working with the same size needles, etc... so if "killed" they send their partial project to their assasin, who then takes over.

I would absolutely love it if there was a way we could actually get it to work, because I am like you, not a knitter, but a crocheter. Also I know my tension tends to be different than others, so I don't know if that would make a difference.

Maybe we could start out with something small-ish, just to see if the idea would work. Like a specific afghan square or dishcloth. Maybe those would be too easy though.

Love the idea, I'll keep thinking about how to work it though.
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instantkarma
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2008 01:08:47 PM »

Well, of course, we wouldn't have to do socks...we could do any of the things you mentioned, for instance.
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« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2008 03:40:23 PM »

It is spring cleaning time...you could "clean their clock" with a dishcloth/washcloth! 
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« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2008 03:47:41 PM »

A million points to FicklePegasus for super cute slogan/saying/title!
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« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2008 03:57:08 PM »

YAY! Can I cash in my points for prizes?  Tongue
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« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2008 04:41:40 PM »

Roll Eyes

All eye-rolling aside, that is a super-cute slogan.
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