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Topic: Winter Sock Swap CLOSED Sendouts 03/15/10  (Read 13404 times)
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« Reply #40 on: January 08, 2010 11:07:52 AM »

Okay, so I've been trying the continental method, and I'm afraid it isn't going to work for me.  I have "bony" fingers so the yarn slips through and keeps coming loose.  It sure looks like a faster method than English style, but I'm probably going to just have to stay with English.

I did finish my knitting for my other 2 swaps, so I'm all set for this one.  I even have some really lovely yarn ($22 a skein!) to make a pair of socks, but at that price, I may have to keep those for myself.  It was just so gorgeous, I couldn't resist (I never do that!).

I know the board has been relatively quiet compared to other swaps, but we do only have 6 participants at this point,... and I noticed that there is not one crocheter signed up yet.  We have 1 week left till sign ups end, so if you know of anyone that is wavering on whether they should do this swap, give them a little nudge! lol.  We've certainly had enough snow, a nice new pair of handmade socks is just what we all need.... may even throw in some hot cocoa!!!
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« Reply #41 on: January 08, 2010 09:00:14 PM »

Ok ok ok I admit I am chicken to do this swap......I am just now getting the hats down pat.   I can sew socks  and never crochet them ....I will have to look for sock pattern.   A week you say......mmmmmmmmmm

When threw my yarn stash.............wow did not realize I had that much. 
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« Reply #42 on: January 09, 2010 12:24:37 AM »

Hopefully a couple more will join. Socks are fun! I can't wait to have this excuse to learn how to make them on my new favorite knitting needles (circs). I've made them on a knitting wheel before and it was fun"^.^" The only thing I am not looking forward to is the price, I can't afford to pay too steep a price for yarn right now. I have a huge stash of acrylic yarn, but I really do want to get some sock yarn for this swap. Here's to hoping I will find a sale  Wink
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« Reply #43 on: January 09, 2010 07:18:14 AM »

well, the $22 for the skein was by no means the norm.  I usually look in Hobby Lobby and get the kroy or patons for like $6, $10 at the most, but that is supposed to make a complete pair.  I also look online on ebay and etsy.  You can find some good deals there as well.
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« Reply #44 on: January 09, 2010 08:17:43 AM »

knitpicks.com sock yarn is fairly cheap.

I found some for $7-10.

does anyone have this book ? I was planning on getting it and I was wondering if it's a good tutorial for socks or more design and pattern?



or are there any other books you would reccomend?
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« Reply #45 on: January 09, 2010 11:08:25 AM »

my patterns come from Ravelry, from the freebies.


Just found this online today.... awe inspiring, or just ridiculous?  I'm leaning toward the latter....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVRfVEONxJQ
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« Reply #46 on: January 09, 2010 01:03:10 PM »

I love Hobby Lobby's yarns"^.^" I get free patterns from ravelry as well, but I've also checked out books from the library, not impressed with any except for this one:
http://www.amazon.com/Knitting-Circles-Around-Socks-Circular/dp/1564777391/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1263070913&sr=8-5


my patterns come from Ravelry, from the freebies.


Just found this online today.... awe inspiring, or just ridiculous?  I'm leaning toward the latter....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVRfVEONxJQ
That's insane![/color]
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« Reply #47 on: January 12, 2010 02:19:09 AM »

If you're worried about dpns you could always knit socks on straight needles. I love dpns and hate seaming but someone else might like this pattern:

http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/en/visoppskrift.php?d_nr=103&d_id=5&lang=us

I love that yarn, but beware... DROPS are known for their wonkily written patterns so check everything carefully and check ravelry for errata. Ugh... I read the pattern and the one translating it to english wasn't very good at it. But there should be other similar patterns that are better written.

Still not sure if I should join or not... I've bought thick sock yarn for a pair of socks for me and I'm not sure I'm up for knitting more socks than that. Are you guys going for thin sock yarn or thicker yarn?
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« Reply #48 on: January 12, 2010 06:12:16 AM »

I think I would want something with sock yarn, a less thick sock.

I want a pair of socks I can wear with my new slouchy boots. <3

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« Reply #49 on: January 12, 2010 06:19:32 AM »

You can put that in your questionaire.. request that the socks be "thicker".  I think most people are usually pretty good about trying to get as close as possible to our partner's wishes.... plus, thicker yarn makes for faster knitting!!! lol.  I can handle that!!

What kind of yarn did you pick out?
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