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« on: April 17, 2010 09:41:15 AM »

I've been knitting since last August, having started crocheting about 9 months before that. Despite being heavily into craftster, this is my first post in such a long while as I've just got the internet in my house. Huzzah! It's ok to check out craftster for a little while at work, but taking the time to upload pictures is just wasting time, you know?
So these are my first socks, and even though they're full of lumps, bumps and gaps, I'm so proud of them. I call them miracle socks because there were so many things wrong with the kit/pattern I used to knit them, it's a miracle I finished them. I won't go into all the details because I don't really want to spread negativity around, but anyone who's interested can check out my amazon review here:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sock-Knitting-Kit-Alyce-Benevides/dp/0811865924/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1271521108&sr=8-1
One thing which will leap out at you is that one toe is a different colour. Why? Because the kit didn't provide enough yarn, of course! Pfft, Roll Eyes . Ah well, now they're done I love them so much. I use them as comfy socks for about the house, as that way I get to wear them nearly everyday.  Cheesy

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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2010 09:59:26 AM »

If this is your first knit project it is awesome! You have achieved more than I could have knitting. I can't knit at all. I have attempted it a few times, but I love to crochet more.
Great job tho for real. I actually like the black toe. It adds character to the finished project. Keep on knitting on. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2010 10:19:30 AM »

They're really cute Smiley
I like the color and I also like the black toe. I'm not a big fan of matching socks Wink
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« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2010 10:26:26 AM »

Yeah, in a way they're kind of perfect for me because I can never seem to keep my shop bought socks in matching pairs for any length of time. I really like the black toe too and think I'm going to take this design feature into any other plainish socks I do.
Justkat, I'm afraid this is not my first knitting project, but they are the first "complicated" thing I've done. I started them at Christmas and only recently finished them, as it took a long time for me to get another skein of suitable weight yarn. >shakes fist at pattern book which is sitting on her coffee table.

Thank you for your kind comments. Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2010 12:07:11 PM »

They are cute despite their issues.  I can't knit, but I want to learn, just so I can make knitted socks!
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« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2010 07:26:23 AM »

So pretty! Not only did you knit some rockin' socks, you also imparted your great sock starting skills to me. From now on i shall knit nothing but socks (well, for at leat a week anyway).
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« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2010 04:28:21 AM »

Aw Michelle I love your miracle socks!Especially the mis-matched toe...it's cute! ^_^
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« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2010 08:14:34 AM »

I totally love the mis-matched toe. That's the best part. I think I might do something similar next time I make socks.

I'm sorry you had a tough time with that kit. Knitting socks can be a tricky and frustrating process. I had to take a sock knitting class to really figure out how it was done. Great job! Glad you stuck it out - the result is fab.
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