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Horse Power
« on: March 11, 2006 06:48:14 PM »

Have you got any single socks hanging around, patiently waiting for a mate?

We all know how much fun it is making that first sock ~ the new pattern, the new yarn ~ and then you cast off and you're finished! .... only you're not. But by now there are other patterns, other yarns, calling your name.  First sock ends up alone and forgotten.

Well, let's fix that, shall we?

Post pics of your single socks here and then please go knit it a friend!  Grin Grin

Here's mine:

Single since: circa November '05
Pattern: Knitty's basic sock formula
Yarn: Opal Tiger Rainforest

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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2006 07:12:49 PM »

this is a faboo idea, and quite timely!  i've decided to do go on a UFO-finishing spree.  i have two lone socks right now:

single since January 06
Pattern:  Pretty Comfy Socks
Yarn: Cascade Fixation

single since january 06
my own basic toe-up pattern
Yarn:  Lion Brand magic stripes
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Horse Power
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2006 09:37:45 AM »

Kadreath, that purple sock is so lovely that I almost tossed my tiger sock to the side to go off and start one.  Cheesy However, it is way too technically advanced for me at the moment, so the tiger sock is saved.  Wink

The blue one is cute, too, I love stripey socks.
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krebstar5
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2006 01:31:25 PM »


  I'd love to join.  I just finished my first sock EVER!  Here it is:



  I casted on for the second right away, but last night I got distracted by some novelty yarn.  Hopefully, this Sock a-long will kee me on track.  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2006 10:11:30 AM »

update:  i finished up the second of the BS socks of Soul Sucking Doom (the blue ones)...i'm not at home to snag a pic for the forum, but you can check it out on my blog ifin you are so inclined Shocked
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Horse Power
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2006 12:14:05 AM »

Krebstar5 ~ that is an AMAZING first sock! Really cute yarn, too! It's an excellent plan to cast on for the second one immediately.  Matter of fact, I'm thinking that I might even go so far as to get a second set of dpns and cast on two at the same time, do two cuffs, two heels, etc. so I don't forget the math from one sock to the next.

Kadreath ~ good job matching up those stripes!

Progress made on Tiger II:
* Pattern located from gigantic paper stack
* Dpns located in stash
* Pattern read, tiny notes scribbled everywhere in margins deciphered
* Tiger I scrutinized to determine number of cast on stitches (68), ribbing used (k2p2), and number of cuff rows (7)
* Math done to sort out how many stitches per needle required (22, 24, 22)

That was really the part that was really causing all the procrastination. So tomorrow morning I am all set to start.   Smiley

*Editing because 22 + 24 + 22 = 68, yipes  Roll Eyes *
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krebstar5
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2006 05:56:46 AM »

Oh, I love the idea if knitting the two socks at the same time!  I have all these little notes written all over my pattern (I used a basic pattern and had to make adjustments based on my yarn) and now I can barely read them.  Let's just say that the second sock is requiring an awful lot of "winging it."  I am happy to report that I have turned the heel and finished the ankle decreasing on my second sock.  Not too much farther to go now.  Only problem is that I worry if I'm going to find time this weekend with St. Patty's Day and all.
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tacitcat
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2006 05:49:37 PM »

Hi Horsepower! I'm definitely in with my (gulp) 4 unfinished pairs.  Well, one of the first socks needs a toe, but I hope that still counts as finished.

Oldest to Recent

Sock One:

Sock Two:

Sock Three:

Sock Pal Sock:

I just cast-on for the second Sock Pal sock this afternoon, so that one will be completed first, with the rest to follow.  I have a May 2nd deadline on that pair, at least. Smiley
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tacitcat
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2006 05:53:40 PM »

Oops, I didn't post the details.  The first sock is a basic sock in Kool-Aid dyed merino wool from Knitpicks, the second sock is also a basic sock in Regia Jubilee Oslo, the third sock is Brainylady's Cabled sock in Knitpicks Landscape Yukon and the last sock is the Falling Leaves pattern from Knitty.com in Regia Line Steps Green.
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krebstar5
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2006 05:44:48 AM »

tacitcat, those socks are great.  I really love the kool-aid one.

  As for me, I finished my second sock last night.  I wanted them both to be puffy and pretty for their first pictures as a couple, so they are drying out from the wash as we speak.  Upon closer inspection, I found a few mistakes, but my sister assured me that they aren't so bad for a first pair of socks ever.

  Once they are dry (and sorta blocked) I'll post pics.  I must admit that I can't wait to make another pair.  Sock-making is really helping me reduce my extra yarn stash.
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