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« on: September 16, 2007 06:06:10 AM »

Hooray, I've graduated from the land of scarf-only knitters! (well, I did once make a shawl but it hardly counts because it was just a YO at each end to make it triangular.) In any case! Pictures!







I used #3 dpns and TLC Baby in Bunny Print. I was at Michael's, they don't have much selection of sock-type yarn there, but TLC Baby is a really really thin sport weight and it worked great. I used Silver's Sock Class rather than a straight-up pattern and adjusted it so the leg wouldn't be all ribbed, which I don't like, so I like this much better. In all this project took me about 5 weeks, but that's coz I put it down for nearly a month in between. I got sock 1 done in 5 days (with surgery in there somewhere) and cast on right away and got nearly done with sock 2 in another 2 days, but then set it down until 2 days ago, so if you scrunch the time together, it took about 11 days. Not bad for first socks!

Things I learned on this project:
-DPNs aren't scary! Really! You feel like you're going to poke your eye out for the first 3 or 4 rounds and then it just makes sense. I love them!
-I looooove turning heels. It's some kind of crazy voodoo. So awesome.
-Picking up stitches is kind of cool and not hard at all. I expected far worse.
-Kitchener stitch is not that bad either!

Next up- some serious cabling or intarsia, or maybe lace! I love knitting socks!
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« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2007 06:14:07 AM »

Very nice work!
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« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2007 06:20:23 AM »

Congratulations!  Aren't socks magical?  And good job getting them done so quickly--my first pair took a few months to complete.  Yours look so comfortable.
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« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2007 06:25:17 AM »

Great job! I was so scared of making socks, but after I did my first one I was addicted. I only made socks for a couple months after that. I also used Silver's sock class for my first full size sock, it was so great, she should get an award for that.
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« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2007 06:36:15 AM »

They're great! Is the baby yarn comfy as socks?
I'm still scared of socks. Sometimes  two needles is more than I can handle.
Will you be doing the cables, intarsia, and lace as socks? On the same pair?  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2007 06:39:39 AM »

Thanks everyone!
Congratulations!  Aren't socks magical?  And good job getting them done so quickly--my first pair took a few months to complete.  Yours look so comfortable.
OH man they are so comfortable. I put them on to take these pictures and I can't bring myself to take 'em off. Cheesy
Great job! I was so scared of making socks, but after I did my first one I was addicted. I only made socks for a couple months after that. I also used Silver's sock class for my first full size sock, it was so great, she should get an award for that.
Yes. She really should. She made it so easy!
They're great! Is the baby yarn comfy as socks?
I'm still scared of socks. Sometimes  two needles is more than I can handle.
Will you be doing the cables, intarsia, and lace as socks? On the same pair?  Grin
See above, haha- they're SUPER soft and comfy!
...and yes. on the same pair. Grin Nah, I'll tackle one at a time... but probably on socks!
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« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2007 09:03:30 AM »

I know this is a long time to wait and reply (just joined) but those turned out lovely- I am dreaming of moving on to socks but am intimidated.  I think I'll try the pattern you recommended and see if it works out as well for me!  Love that baby blue color!
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« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2007 09:35:17 AM »

Congratulations!

I plan to start my first pair soon!
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« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2007 05:14:34 PM »

lovely!  they really turned out great, especially for your first pair!  I'm a little terrified to try a pair, myself  Shocked
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« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2007 05:46:12 PM »

Welcome to the world of socks! Isn't it fun here?
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