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« on: December 07, 2006 04:26:06 AM »

Just made myself a new pair of socks. I combined the pattern as I went and it's very simple  Wink



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Yarn: On-line supersocke 6-fach, winter color 884

It's the first time I've tried On-line sock yarn, and it's great...except for the smell of vinegar!?
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« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2006 05:16:45 AM »

I love the colors in your socks! and the vinegar smell should go away after washing them.  Ohhh I mean they willl only smell worse after washing them, I will volunteer to take them off your hands,,,,, Grin  haha    those colors are my favorites!
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« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2006 06:18:47 AM »

I just bought a ball of Supersocke yesterday, and now I'm super psyched to knit with it after seeing yours. Very fun!
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« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2006 11:22:06 AM »

LOVE those colours!
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« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2006 12:28:43 PM »

Some the the yarn stores in my area carry some super yummy smelling wool wash I've used on some socks I made last year. 
Great job on the socks!  The ribbing is a great touch, and I love the colors.  My only question is did you make them toe-up or from the top down?
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« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2006 08:45:21 PM »

Love love love them.  Very nice!
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« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2006 11:49:11 PM »

My only question is did you make them toe-up or from the top down?

Thank you very much for all your nice comments, they are very much appreciated Smiley

I always make my socks from the top down...I haven't yet figured out how to do it the other way around  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2006 03:31:39 AM »

Nicely done and the heel looks great! I love self striping yarns.
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« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2006 08:38:29 AM »

I always make my socks from the top down...I haven't yet figured out how to do it the other way around  Wink

I just found out that knitting socks from the toe-up is a bit easier (you just work short rows for both the toe and heel, & there's no gusset to pick up & whatnots) but the heel doesn't come out quite as snazzy, I don't think.  I think the heel on those socks is nice lookin' so I figured I'd ask.
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« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2006 09:05:00 AM »

It's nice being able to do socks both ways, but cuff down is my fall back. 

I hate doing short-row toes and heels; mine always look like crap.  (Don't try to tell me how to fix it.  I've tried everything, and finally decided I just don't care enough.)  When I do socks toe-up, I use Queen Kahuna's Crazy Toes and Heels, which is a super method, but a horrible book (it's self-published, and the woman needs an editor).  Also, the down side of that for me, is that the heel for that method has not become intuitive to me, so I have to have the directions by me.  With cuff down, I know what to do, and screw the pattern  Cheesy

(PS--Gorgeous socks, btw!  I'm not normally crazy about jacquard prints, but I really like those!)
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