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1  My First Pair of Crocheted Socks! in Crochet: Completed Projects by ADDCrafting on: March 12, 2012 04:10:31 PM
They're DONE! Cheesy I've been working on this pair of socks for a while, because I didn't put 100% of my focus into them, and I had to pause on them for a bit to finish a different project. As of the 10th, they're finally done! Just a couple days after my Birthday, so I'm declaring them a gift to myself.



I used this pattern at Ravelry called Turkish Origami Socks. Of course, I had to change the pattern in a few ways to make myself happy with it. It's made cuff down and worked flat. However, that means that if you don't have enough yarn, you'll run out at the heel. I don't like the idea of being in the middle of a project and hitting a point of "OMG I NEED to run out to the store and buy more of this exact yarn to finish!" To remove that high possibility, I worked the pattern backwards, starting at the heel. Then I sewed them up right after finishing the top of the foot before I got to the leg, and worked the leg in the round. I did the crunch stitch for the leg as well, but since it was worked in the round instead of flat, it doesn't stretch the same way the crunch stitch in the foot does. That's right: the crunch stitch in the foot STRETCHES! I even got to wear them to my parents' house (which is always ridiculously cold) and they kept my feet super warm. These are surely one of the warmest pairs of socks I own.

To sum up: these socks were a massive success and I'm super stoked. The next pair I make will be following the same pattern and will be with a beautiful purple alpaca yarn for my sweetie. I have to do a test swatch of the yarn first to make sure it will work okay for socks, but I'm feeling pretty positive about it. Then I will probably try a toe up method that involves the crunch stitch, since I like it so much. Smiley

Edit: Oh, and I forgot to mention, they totally fit in my shoes! I wear tennis shoes, nothing fancy, but they fit snugly in and keep my toesies nice and cozy! Smiley
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2  Re: Weird Spinning Questions in Spinning: Discussion and Questions by ADDCrafting on: February 25, 2012 01:22:52 AM
So in my google hunt for instructions on making a kick spindle, I found this:


Upcycled Kick Spindle 3 by spinningwitchery, on Flickr

The white part on the spindle is a pvc sleeve that's held in place by a small nail or pin. It looks like an awesome answer to the question about a spool on a spindle! Cheesy
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