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« on: June 28, 2008 08:14:56 AM »

Having had a go at knitting gloves in the round I thought I might as well try socks. I knitted them in different shades of the wool because I get bored easily when knitting two or more identical things (still havent gotten round to the second glove two years later). Plus I figured I could give them to someone I know who never wears a matching pair of socks. They took just over five hours each.

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« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2008 08:48:41 AM »

First off: Love the socks. Smiley Second, I never wear a matching pair of socks either... Hehe. It's SO fun to take my shoes off and have everyone go 'Umm.. your socks don't match' and I can go 'oh, they haven't since senior year of high school'... xD Doesn't help that I wear socks with crazy patterns/colors... it's always BLATANTLY OBVIOUS that they don't match. xD I just tell people 'they're both socks, aren't they?"

Anyway, nice socks... I need to learn to knit!

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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2008 09:00:06 AM »

Wow, those look a lot better than my first pair of socks did!  I have to warn you though, they can be addicting.  I prefer my socks to be fraternal.  Some people like to have the stripes match up exactly when they use self-striping yarn, but I actually like them a little different.  Brothers, but not identical.  Yours are kind of like that too.  Great job!
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2008 09:23:10 AM »

And I love the colours too!

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« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2008 10:24:23 AM »

I like wearing different colored socks too.  When people point out the colors don't match, I like to point out that the colors do not clash.

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« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2008 09:03:37 PM »

those are great- they look so soft!
man, I need to learn how to knit.

oh- and your sock habit- at least you wear two socks. often times, I'm so (easily) distracted, that I end up only putting on one sock before walking out the door. It's really an awkward feeling.

« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2008 01:06:03 AM »

Those are really nice! What pattern did you use? I'm trying to work up the nerve to do some socks.
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2008 03:23:46 PM »

They were from a Patons Learn to Knit book that I never thought Id use but came in useful for a sock pattern. I shortened the length of them a bit because I didnt have enough wool to make them as long as the pattern described.
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2008 08:34:48 PM »

Those are really nice! What pattern did you use? I'm trying to work up the nerve to do some socks.

Try Silver's Sock Class (http://www.cometosilver.com/socks/) - I used it when making my first socks (well, sock ;3) and it was really easy to understand. There are pictures for every step Smiley

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