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« on: November 13, 2013 08:07:38 AM »

Last December I finally sat down and taught myself to knit, with one major goal in sight: to make my own socks. And it happened!



I started these socks in May, and finished them in August! But I only worked on them when I was waiting for something else, like at the post office, or on a road trip, or babysitting.



I used a vintage Bernat 50/50 wool/nylon blend, and made them up on my #2 Addi Sock Rockets (which I love, duh). I followed Liat Gatts tutorial for toe-up socks on magic loop, which was very easy to follow. http://knitfreedom.com/free-patterns/fingering-weight-socks



The m1r and m1l increases were certainly a pain in the butt, so next Im exploring other techniques of adding stitches. Ive enjoyed kfb before, but Im also intrigued by this method of working yo without a hole. http://www.socknitters.com/toe-up/prelimassign.htm

The first time I wore these socks was to watch the man burn at Burning Man. It seemed like an appropriate place to realize such a persistent goal, and my toes were toasty!

more words and photos on my website: http://madebyjulianne.com/knavy-knitting/
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Taramor
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2013 08:32:56 AM »

They looks great! Congratulation on a new skill.
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« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2013 11:25:53 AM »

Neat dashboard "footie fitting" pic.  Grin You did a fine job. And they match!!! With my crappy knitting tension, I would surely end up with one to fit a dog, and one for an elephant! Spendid first pair. I could never have guessed that they were.

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« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2013 04:03:15 PM »

They look amazing! I'd buy those in the store!
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« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2013 05:39:56 AM »

Nice job!
Warning: sock knitting is addictive, but you'll never run out of socks.
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Twice the mayham, triple the force, ten times the action: total hardcore.
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« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2013 05:10:40 PM »

Nice job!
Warning: sock knitting is addictive, but you'll never run out of socks.

I have at least 10 more sock yarns waiting to be knit...
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« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2013 09:52:08 PM »

Ooh, yes, first socks are always the best. What a good story, too  Smiley
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