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« on: August 01, 2008 10:54:53 AM »



After being on the needle (1 circular) for months, I finally finished these socks this morning. (I had to send the family ahead on a visit and I'll catch up in a few days, so I could have some much needed quiet time.)

Here's a close-up of the fun pattern:



These took me so long, because of various non-crafty distractions, that I started to get grouchy  Angry, but I can honestly say this was a fun knit and the pattern (Froot Loop from knitty.com) came out cute  Kiss. I will be saving them for a gift, probably for my daughter's horseback riding teacher. I hope they are long enough.

Next up, a plain sock, but I'm going to try toe up and two on the needle at the same time, both of which are new for me. Then, the Ravelympics!!

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« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2008 11:05:33 AM »

They are gorgeous. What yarn did you use?
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« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2008 11:06:18 AM »

Those are really cute!  Grin I thought the pattern was so-so when it came out, but after seeing these, I might try it.
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« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2008 11:16:09 AM »

They are gorgeous. What yarn did you use?

Thanks. I'm glad you like them. I used a yarn I got on etsy from dkKnits. (I don't know if I'm allowed to link to it here.) She dyes herself and gives the colors all kinds of fun names. I don't remember the exact name of this color, but it is from the Technicolor Dream Toes line. I have a bunch more different shades in my stash. They are really fun and a really smooth knit.
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« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2008 03:38:53 PM »

They're very pretty. The purple bits are the same colour as this grape shampoo my grandma bought for me Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2008 03:54:36 PM »

Nicely done and what a beautiful color!  You used one long circular and I have been changing my methods to 2 circular knitting needles to combate second sock syndrome.  I just started blogging about my sock adventure today.
http://somersetknits.blogspot.com/ Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2008 04:31:38 PM »

Those are so nice! Finishing in summer is perfect because when fall comes you'll be ready Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2008 04:34:53 PM »

Nicely done and what a beautiful color!  You used one long circular and I have been changing my methods to 2 circular knitting needles to combate second sock syndrome.  I just started blogging about my sock adventure today.
http://somersetknits.blogspot.com/ Cheesy

Thanks for the feedback everyone. (A question for Marnie (or anyone else who would like to chime in: What is the advantage to two circular needles versus one on the magic loop for two socks at a time?  I am in the midst of the heel turn for my first set of toe-ups, two on one circular needle. I saw a tip online about putting the two balls of yarn in a Ziploc and zipping the middle and letting the yarn from each ball feed out of each corner of the "zipper." This has been very successful for me in avoiding tangles. It has gone fast, but I've been on a mini-vacation this week, so I've put many more hours in than usual. The only thing is that the stockinette is boring, but I figured changing to toe-up, two at a time was enough of a challenge without mixing in a stitch pattern.
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