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« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2008 11:31:52 AM »

Sounds brilliant Smiley Making me hungry for this pattern again... Hopefully I'll get around to dyeing some of my merino some fun color and make these! Man, I have too many crafts to do... Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2008 08:28:06 PM »

I don't think I've ever had a project that turned me off as much as this one, and I can't figure why I'm so Tongue about knitting it. I'm two rows into the (cabled) heel flap and I just can't seem to get the enthusiasm together to work on it. Part of it might be the yarn, it doesn't like being shuffled around and untwists and gets splitty on me. More likely is the lack of "resting rows", every row has crossings and it's just a never ending push to knit.

I really doubt I'd be that interested in knitting the second and incompleteness bugs me. I may just frog and find another project to occupy me.

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« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2008 01:01:11 PM »

I hear you.  I'm almost done the first pattern repeat on the first sock.  Not very far.  And already Im unenthused.  It takes soooo long.  It wouldn't be so bad if there weren't crossings in every single row.  I just can't seem to get into the rhythm of this project.  I've set it aside while I work on a cardigan from IK, and maybe I'll have another go at them.  These socks are defintiely not t.v. knitting, nor can I get anything done on them while keeping a half and eye on the kids.  I just dont' have enough quiet solitidude to devote the time necessary to "get into" these socks.  I feel like I'm reading THE NAME OF THE ROSE all over again.  glad I'm not alone.  I was feeling bad about my feelings for these beautiful socks.
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« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2008 04:59:19 PM »

I hear you.  I'm almost done the first pattern repeat on the first sock.  Not very far.  And already Im unenthused.  It takes soooo long.  It wouldn't be so bad if there weren't crossings in every single row.  I just can't seem to get into the rhythm of this project.  I've set it aside while I work on a cardigan from IK, and maybe I'll have another go at them.  These socks are defintiely not t.v. knitting, nor can I get anything done on them while keeping a half and eye on the kids.  I just dont' have enough quiet solitidude to devote the time necessary to "get into" these socks.  I feel like I'm reading THE NAME OF THE ROSE all over again.  glad I'm not alone.  I was feeling bad about my feelings for these beautiful socks.

I only did one repeat before heading into the heel. With the change in gauge one repeat was 2 inches. I'd probably have to shorten the heel flap and then the gusset would get complicated. I'm heading to the frog pond with this.

They are gorgeous socks. I'm just not the sort of knitter than can do them.
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« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2008 08:05:20 AM »

I've restarted with my home dyed knitpicks merino! It's turning up really well, and will probably show even better once I block it. This is quite a nice knit with a plain colored yarn!  It's a bit darker red than the photo, my camera just tries to adjust for the darkness Roll Eyes

First repeat of first chart done!
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« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2008 06:53:13 AM »

Gotten a step or two more now... Cheesy Sometimes the chart didn't make sense, but I winged it when they didn't add up around the gusset/heel flap.



Only did three repeats instead of four (partially 'cause the boy said it'd look better, silly me for asking him...) so now they're looking a bit stubby. Doesn't show as much in the pic 'cause I cut most part of my leg out. Wink I'm afraid the leg is gonna end up being shorter than the rest of the foot.
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« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2008 08:58:34 AM »

Gotten a step or two more now... Cheesy Sometimes the chart didn't make sense, but I winged it when they didn't add up around the gusset/heel flap.

It looks awesome.  Shocked  If I didn't still remember how much I hated knitting them the time I tried I'd give them another go.  Cheesy
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« Reply #17 on: April 27, 2008 10:09:24 AM »

Thank you Cheesy
You should try doing it with a better yarn. Mine is pretty "hard" merino (knitpicks's 100% merino, fingering weight or whatever they called it), and it's really cooperative. I hated this pattern even with my previous hard yarn, just 'cause it was so hard to see, but with this yarn... it's really a nice knit. Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: April 27, 2008 12:32:34 PM »

Hmm, maybe. I'm not much of a sock knitter to start with so I don't know. At the moment I'm working on a cabled sweater so I'm trying not to start new things. (Which of course means I have two swatches and a pair of fingerless mitts on the needles because I can't do just one thing....)
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« Reply #19 on: April 27, 2008 12:41:15 PM »

hehehe good luck with that Cheesy
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