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« on: December 13, 2007 09:19:57 AM »

I made my first sock! It took about a day. Yay warm house-socks!

I'm starting to see why people love making socks.



Now we'll just see if there'll be a second one before this year is over.
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« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2007 04:18:07 PM »

Yay for your first sock! It took me FOREVER to get the hang of sock knitting, but it is very addictive and fun for those times when you need a fast instant gratification type of project. Hope to see more socks from you!

I really like that yarn! What is it?
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« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2007 05:12:07 PM »

Awesome!! And in a day too, very nice. I just finished my first pair ever a couple of weeks ago. It took me MUCH longer, but I did knee highs. I'm already on another pair, this time argyle. Congrats, and good luck with the second one!
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« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2007 05:55:54 AM »

I'm a crazy person and finished the second one before I went to bed last night.



I actually wore them to bed, and it was quite nice.

I, um, may be working on another pair, with contrasting toe and heel patches.
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« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2007 09:42:24 AM »

nice! I'm so happy for you to finish your first pair of socks in a day! it's so encouraging to those of us who are still waiting to start our first pair of socks!

these look great! Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2007 10:04:05 AM »

Ooh, bugekah, I forgot to answer your question - it's a yarn called id, which stands for "ideas daily", made for/by the Swedish grocery store chain where I bought it. The big store near my sister has yarn sales now and then, and she lured me there. We almost fell into the huge wire corral where they were, digging through the bottom to get to these skeins - 70% wool, 100g, 130 yds, for 5 SEK - which is less than a dollar. I may or may not have bought like 20.
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« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2007 12:23:11 PM »

Excellent socks!  I love them.  They look so funky-cozy!

-Sprock
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« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2007 12:25:59 PM »

What weight is the yarn?  I can't believe you got them done so quickly!  Shocked
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« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2007 01:14:00 PM »

I couldn't tell you, Kell - I don't know from weights. That's not how Swedish yarns are categorized.

But maybe someone who can translate the above statistics of poundage and yardage could figure it out?  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2007 05:46:23 PM »

How about stitches per inch?  Wink  That'll work too.
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