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« on: November 02, 2006 07:10:00 AM »

my first socks...unofficial "socktoberfest" since i'm 2 days late!

i'm pretty pleased, except the yarn wasn't that great. a lot of "blobs" of color, but it was a good way to learn!  

anyone know of a good tutorial for grafting toes?  that was a little rough!

thanks for looking!

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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2006 07:13:47 AM »

Congrats on your first pair of socks!
I have yet to drive into this knitting adventure/nightmare yet.
My mom keeps telling me to bring my dpns and sock yarn over.
One day I will.

Nice colors too. Grin
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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2006 07:23:09 AM »

Ooh, nice. I want to make a real pair of socks (I've knit a pair in worsted on size 5(US)'s but they're more house-socks instead of the kind you wear with shoes. I'm scared of the little dpns for some reason! and all those stitches!
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« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2006 08:41:05 AM »

Ooh, purty.

As far as grafting goes, I learned from the video on knittinghelp.com
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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2006 04:16:33 PM »

Very pretty first socks!  I actually like the big blobs of pooling...those colours look quite pretty.

And as for grafting the toes, if you look at this site:

http://mysite.verizon.net/vze8mnnp/toesheels.html 

and scroll down to 'Grafting (aka Kitchener)' you might find something to assist you for your next pair of socks.

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« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2006 07:38:09 AM »

Did you use a pattern?  I'd like to try knitting some socks sometime... although tiny-gague needles frighten me.  I always hear it's not as bad as it sounds, though, so I'd love to give it a go sometime!  Just looking for a good, straightforward pattern...
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