“The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.” Sun Tzu
News came from Canada. Spinderella, my would-be assassin, the one who wanted me dead, who planned and stalked and hunted me in hopes of mailing me a pair of Death Socks has been killed by another.
Spalc, an operative from Canada, carried out her mission by post. Though my would-be assassin Spinderella had gone dark, ceasing all communication, Spalc fought honorably and fashionably, killing her with Jekyll & Hyde Socks made from Araucania Ranco Sock Yarn in Red.
For those of you just joining us, I am referring to Sockwars, the largest death-by-sock knitting war.
I wonder, though. Am I a bad person because I jumped up and called my mother, screaming into the receiver…”Guess what??? She’s DEAD!! Spinderella is DEAD! Isn’t that great??”
To sweeten the deal, my death socks that Spinderella had started but not finished have to be mailed to Spalc in Canada. Once Spalc gets them, she needs to finish knitting them and pop them back in the mail to me in order to kill me. Enter the upcoming Ravelympics beginning this Friday which may cause her to put Sockwars on hold for a bit. And, there is someone planning Spalc’s demise as we speak. So anything could happen.
“So I could live for a very very long time!” I squealed into the phone.
This is when my mom began to channel Dick Cheney, instilling paranoia and fear, causing a tiny finger of dread to snake up my spine as I listened to her. “Now don’t get too comfortable….maybe she’s trying to lure you into complacency. You never know what Spalc’s real plan is..she could be working on those socks as we speak..in fact, they may be in the mail tomorrow! She’s the enemy now, and enemies aren’t to be trusted!”
I hung up the phone and knit like hell on my SIP’s. I want at least one more kill before I go down.
On another note, look what came in the mail this week – The January Edition of Blue Moon Fiber Arts Rockin Sock Club 2010!
Some sweet stuff in here – Socks That Rock Medium Weight in the Happy Go Lucky Colorway, two great patterns, one by Sivia Harding and the other by Christina Bain. Also a few nice touches, like the 2010 bumper sticker, a mini skein that I can attach to my keychain in case I ever want to pet yarn and for some odd reason don’t have knitting with me, and a cute pin. My first Sock Club with them, and I am impressed!