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« Reply #70 on: July 23, 2011 07:10:40 PM »

ok...frog #6. I did the toe increases & everything looked great, then I messed up on the pattern & tried to un-knit a few rows only to mess the whole thing up. the stitches were too little for me to search for, so I just pulled the whole thing apart. on a good note, I was able to get it started again with no problems & should have the toes done tomorrow. I've got a friend coming over to help with the chart (it'll be my first charted pattern). augh! learning process!
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« Reply #71 on: July 25, 2011 07:45:45 AM »

Here's my second pair of sockathon socks!



They look huge, I know, but they're just super fluffy. I had two goals in mind for these -- I wanted to see if I could work out a pattern for some super bulky socks, and I wanted to mimic those big fat fluffy socks you usually wear as slippers doing the winter. I succeeded in both aims. Smiley Admittedly, it took me several weeks of starting and frogging and starting and frogging and throwing yarn across the room to figure out just how many stitches were necessary. They're super soft and nice, but it's really hot here, so they won't get much use any time soon. Here's my snow dog hoping for winter while I was modeling:



It was about 100 outside when I took that picture. Neither one of us is very happy with the weather. Cool
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« Reply #72 on: July 25, 2011 10:38:55 AM »

Use a lifeline before you start the charted pattern! That way you can unravel down to the lifeline and wont have to frog all the way back.

I'm finished with the leg of sock number two and I'm taking a little break before starting the heel flap. The most tedious part is done. Yay!
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« Reply #73 on: July 26, 2011 08:48:00 AM »

I assume from the dates that it's not too late to stop in and play?

As my husband likes to point out, I have so far made 5 socks and none have actually been worn!

Crocheted a pair - hated them and frogged.
Knit a pair for someone, decided against giving them, tried to give them to my husband instead and he didn't want them!
Knit 1 sock for me and once I had it pretty much done, I determined that I should have cast on less stitches, frogged.

I just started a a 3x1 ribbed sock and I'm going to try an after thought heel.

6th times the charm, right?
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« Reply #74 on: July 26, 2011 03:53:42 PM »

SciFunk, What a lovely, fuzzy, comfy pair! 
(I'm going to be lucky to finish one pair!!!! Tongue)

I assume from the dates that it's not too late to stop in and play?
It's not too late to join the sockalong! Grin 
We are open until the close. Cool
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« Reply #75 on: July 29, 2011 07:15:39 PM »

Use a lifeline before you start the charted pattern! That way you can unravel down to the lifeline and wont have to frog all the way back

Great idea, thanks!
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« Reply #76 on: August 05, 2011 05:50:56 AM »

Heel flap done (ugh, it was boring) heel turned, stitches picked up. It's all downhill from here... Smiley

I've already started to look at other sock patterns... Double helix (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEff11/PATTdoubleheelix.php) looks fun and challenging but I'd have to go yarn shopping since I don't have an suitable sock yarn for the pattern... I think I'll go to the local everything-and-some-yarn-shop later today.
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« Reply #77 on: August 08, 2011 02:19:51 PM »

I'm officially done and my husband is wearing socks Smiley I've knitted furiously the last few days because I just wanted to be done with it. (and cast on something new and exciting) I even started to knit on an old baby sweater that never seems to get done... Neither socks nor sweater was very exciting on its own, but by switching back and forth I got a lot done without getting bored.

I'll take photos in the morning and try to upload them when I get back from my vacation. Double helix is next I think, but those will probably take a while since it'll be lots of firsts for me. I've never used Judys magic cast on, I've never knitted heel-first socks and I've never attempted to juggle 4 strands at the same time.
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« Reply #78 on: August 10, 2011 02:34:15 PM »

HI! im popping my head in with some fun knitting ive done during this time period! I am in the make a friend swap and for this swap i knit up two pairs of socks. one i began back in mach but frogged because i was very unhappy with the result ( i was knitting on the wrong size needles) and knit again completely from scratch at the end of jun finishing by july 1ish.

Pattern: Paraphenalia
Yarn you've used and how much (meterage, yards, skeins, etc.) almost two whole skeins of knit picks stroll probably around 420 yards i'd guess
Any modifications to the pattern I made no modifications to this pattern thank fully i didnt need to
Link to your craftster project post HERE
Start and end date around june 28th ended around july 1st
Picture of your finished product





Pattern: Basket weave cuff by Cat Bordhi
Yarn you've used and how much (meterage, yards, skeins, etc.) almost a whole skein of knit picks stroll hand painted probably around 420 yards i'd guess
Any modifications to the pattern Made the pattern for my foot since we were about the same size
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Start and end date around june 8th ended around June 15th
Picture of your finished product



Thanks for letting me show off!
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« Reply #79 on: August 10, 2011 03:06:28 PM »

Shocked Faux_Valentine, those are gorgeous!
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