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« on: August 11, 2012 12:13:59 PM »

 Grin  I did it! I turned not one, but two whole heels and the world did not come to an end! Yay!

My first pair of socks, again by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr


My first pair of socks! by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr


The left sock by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr


The right sock by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

There are a quite a few errors, and they are a little big, kind of floppy.  But they are my first, so they couldn't be perfect, could they?  I love them none the less!
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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2012 12:22:29 PM »

So awesome!
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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2012 01:10:52 PM »

They look very good. And maybee they will shrink a little when you wash them.
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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2012 02:16:18 PM »

Thank you!  I'm not sure if they will shrink, the yarn is superwash merino/nylon...  I can hope though!
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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2012 02:22:05 PM »

I was wondering what kind of yarn you used. Didn't look handspun but you are becoming a master spinner so I never can really tell with you. They are fabulous! Hooray for handmade socks!
So what do you think? Did you enjoy yourself? Are you going to make more?
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« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2012 02:37:09 PM »

Thanks Jexxican!  It's definitely comercially spun.  Hand dyed though.  Not by me, mind you, but from Ancient Arts Fibre.  I think the whole family is going to get a pair.  As much as that first one took forever, the second worked up quickly!   I'm really enjoying this sock knitting.  there will be more!
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« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2012 05:22:20 AM »

Congrats!!!  Pretty soon you'll be turning a heel without even thinking about it!!!

Don't they feel so comfy cozy on your feet?

A couple of things I've learned about knitting socks, when you're picking up stitches on the heel flap for the gusset, add one or two more at the top of the gusset (instep side) so their won't be a hole.  Make sure you pick up the same number on both sides of the heel flap.

For some reason, I knit socks too loose.  I go down a needle size or two from the size recommended in the pattern

Tell me, are you always looking at your feet when you're wearing them???

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« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2012 09:16:16 PM »

Thanks Cyndi!  for both the tips, and the compliments.
 I was just on a camping/fishing trip, and I may or may not have worn them more then one of the days, they were so comfy.  Cheesy
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