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« Reply #30 on: June 16, 2011 11:18:14 AM »

I like those fiddly little sticks Smiley I found magic loop really annoying at first, but I've found uses for that skill too. It's very handy for making diamond wrist warmers. They start flat and are joined later, so when I use a long circular needle I can just start magic looping when the flat part is done.
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« Reply #31 on: June 16, 2011 06:57:33 PM »

got my first sock yarn! 2 balls of Mini Mochi in a variegated yarn...reds to oranges to a plummy maroon. So pretty!


I also found some Addi turbo circulars (size 2, 40") at a retirement sale for $10 and bought the 2 at a time socks (toe up) book. I think I'm all ready to start my first pair of socks! woohoo! I'm excited & nervous. The 2 at a time magic loop method looks frankly scary. My husband is working tonight and I beat my video game last night, so I have a lot of time to focus on socks tonight lol.

Wish me luck!

**edit: size 2 needles, not 0

I've swatched this yarn with the 2 needles. I'm a super tight knitter, so I'll go up to 3. And I'm already going blind Sad  haven't even cast on yet!
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« Reply #32 on: June 17, 2011 12:24:36 AM »

I also found some Addi turbo circulars (size 2, 40") at a retirement sale for $10 and bought the 2 at a time socks (toe up) book. I think I'm all ready to start my first pair of socks!

I love that book! If I manage to cast on a pair of socks for this sockalong, it will definitely be with the aid of that book.
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« Reply #33 on: June 17, 2011 06:09:52 AM »

gorgeous yarn!

I'm knitting away....I knit at glacier speed Wink...but I'm determined! Grin
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« Reply #34 on: June 17, 2011 09:31:53 AM »

I love that book! If I manage to cast on a pair of socks for this sockalong, it will definitely be with the aid of that book.

I spent last night making a swatch & reading that book...it's like studying for a physics test for me. I'm not great at patterns lol. It looks like it'll be a lot of help though!
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« Reply #35 on: June 18, 2011 10:52:29 PM »

I'm almost finished my first pair of socks! The first sock is done, the second I've done the first set of short rows for the heel. So exciting!
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« Reply #36 on: June 23, 2011 08:00:14 AM »

I'm almost finished my first pair of socks! The first sock is done, the second I've done the first set of short rows for the heel. So exciting!
How exciting!  I can't wait to see. Grin

I'm still clicking away on my first sock of a pair...I have been wrapping up a few swaps so hopefully when those are done I can focus solely on my socks!
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« Reply #37 on: June 23, 2011 02:32:34 PM »

I finished my first pair but I want to throw them in the wash...Just a simple pair first, on the lookout for a more complex pattern before I start my next pair. My goal is to knit 4-5 pairs before the summer is over so I can have a head start on Christmas gifts since I always procrastinate...
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« Reply #38 on: June 24, 2011 01:44:21 AM »

Bwahahahaahhaa! I managed to get my hands on the Triton sock pattern, so I think I'll give that a go as my next ones. So. Frigging. Excited. Even if they're not toe up. Undecided

In more sockspirational news, my second pair of socks ever is done! They look a little odd, but they're made for a man, so I guess that's why. Just plain 'ol stockinette all the way up, it's one of the patterns from the toe up two at a time book. They're in the room with a sleeping guest, so I'll have to get pictures up a bit later. Smiley
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« Reply #39 on: June 24, 2011 10:11:03 AM »

I finished my first ever pair of socks too! They're incredibly plain, but they served their purpose - I'm no longer terrified of the double pointed needles, and I can start on a more interesting, fun pattern!
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