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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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2006 07:50:05 AM »

Hi Tacitcat! I'm so glad to see you here, it was your comment in your Knit a Toy-along that made me finally start this knitalong. I kept seeing so many people on blogs saying they had lone socks. Your socks are great - I love the color patterning of the green one, and that koolaid yarn is gorgeous.

Way to go, Krebstar5!  Grin  Grin Can't wait to see them! 

I have cast on for Tiger II. Balloons didn't fall from the ceiling, but I feel like they should have.
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« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2006 10:47:13 AM »

This is my first sock.  I used Cat Bordhi's book Socks Soar on Two Circular Needles.  The yarn is Koigu KPPPM #121.  The toe came out a bit wonky and boxy.  I started the toe decreases too soon, so I had to switch from size 1US needles to 2's and made fewer decreases.  (Yes, I have no idea what I'm doing.)   Anyway this was a pretty quick, fun knit.  My right foot is delightfully warm.  I'm so glad to be joining your KAL, Horse Power!
 
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« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2006 05:16:49 AM »

Hi there SewerRat!  Grin That is a fabulous color sock, it needs a mate!

I can hardly believe it, I'm actually making this sock and I'm excited about it.  I woke up in the middle of the night thinking "I want to go knit on the sock."  Cheesy The cuff is done and I'm starting on what looks like apprx. 12 rounds of stockinette.
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« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2006 01:11:25 PM »

Horse Power--i love the "what looks like apprx. 12 rounds of stockinette" line...i take that to mean that you, like me, don't take notes.  i don't know that i've ever made an actual matching pair of socks as the second is usually a tiny bit different than the first.... Cheesy
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Horse Power
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2006 05:32:07 AM »

lol... glad to know I'm not the only one. Why do we do this? It's not like we don't KNOW we have to make a second one!   Cheesy

Well, last night I finished the 12 (or so) rounds of stockinette and divided 34 stitches for the heel and am about 3 rows into that. I knit slowly on these tiny needles, but I think I will get there.

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krebstar5
« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2006 06:52:55 PM »


All done!  My socks might not be perfect, but they are all set and ready to wear.  It's funny how you can notice all the mistakes after it's too late, but I'll just pretend that little mistakes give my socks charm.  So anyway, submitted for your approval....my random patterned socks:



Thanks for the motivation guys!  I can't wait to see everyone else's finished socks.  Grin
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« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2006 07:05:59 PM »

my goodness, the second sock is always way hard to finish
i have a bunch of lone socks waiting for mates
i really want to learn how to do them 2 at a time on 2 circulars
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Horse Power
« Reply #17 on: March 22, 2006 07:46:55 AM »

*Krebstar5 ~ those are ADORABLE! The stripes are very pepperminty. Great job!
*Welcome aboard, Athena404.
*I'm decreasing the gusset on Tiger II. Woo!
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« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2006 07:50:45 AM »

 Okay, I guess I'm a little unclear on the concept of this knitalong, 'cause instead of knitting a mate for my very first sock, I cast on for three other socks!  I can't help it!  Sock yarn is so addictive!  Help meeeee!
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« Reply #19 on: March 27, 2006 04:46:21 AM »

 Cheesy Sewer Rat! lol. If it's more fun to alternate with the pretty yarns, I say go for it, but make lots of notes for the seconds! I know how you feel, though, I'm desperately trying to finish Tiger II before the new pattern I ordered arrives in the mail, because I know I will want to start it on the spot. I have some awesome bright green and yellow yarn from the stash all ready to go.

I think today I will be able to start the decreases for the toe! ...almost.... there...
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« Reply #20 on: March 27, 2006 06:44:14 AM »

Oh, I love your Tiger yarn, Horse Power.  It's really wild and beautiful.

I can't wait until I get this sock-knittin'-thing down.  I'd love to knit Craftoholic's Orchid Socks.
Take a look:  http://craftoholic.blogspot.com/2005/08/orchid-socks.html
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« Reply #21 on: March 27, 2006 07:26:46 AM »

 Shocked Wow, those are impressive! (and what a neat blog - did you see her amazing Noro Clapotis?)

Thanks for the yarn compliment. I love it, too. I love all of those Rainforest colors  Kiss (more socks! more socks!) If I recall correctly I bought it from ~ HERE
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« Reply #22 on: March 29, 2006 07:34:32 AM »

I guess i can join in on this one. i just finnished my 1st sock last night.I wore it last night. it fits great!
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=87141.0

I plan on casting on for the 2nd one at lunch today. i really should try and learn to do 2 socks on 2 circs.
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« Reply #23 on: March 29, 2006 05:34:37 PM »

I went and looked at your Yukon Leaves sock ~ it is really beautiful!

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As for Tiger II ~ TA-DA!!!! It's done it's done it's done!!!! Grin Grin
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« Reply #24 on: March 29, 2006 07:15:44 PM »

I like shortie socks, I wear them all the time.  Good job!
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« Reply #25 on: April 09, 2006 08:26:40 PM »

Sock Pal Socks are done! Now only 3 more pairs to complete! Roll Eyes

Together:


Close-up of the lace pattern:


More details at my knitting blog: http://knitmekitty.livejournal.com/
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« Reply #26 on: April 10, 2006 08:45:37 AM »

Tacitcat! Those are really neat! I love how your yarn made stripes along the soles and then more random patterns everywhere else.They are very forest-y and leaflike.
They look fabulous!  Grin Grin
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« Reply #27 on: April 16, 2006 06:05:06 PM »

My first pair of socks!  They were knit in Rome and Florence on two US1 circs using Koigu KPPPM.
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« Reply #28 on: April 16, 2006 07:21:24 PM »

Nice socks - I LOVE the colour! Do you happen to know what colourway you used?
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« Reply #29 on: April 17, 2006 03:02:37 AM »

I'm pretty sure it was P123A.  I found it on the Personal Threads website.
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« Reply #30 on: April 17, 2006 09:07:02 AM »

Whoo~hoo Sewer Rat! They look gorgeous!  Grin Grin I love the colorway, too!
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« Reply #31 on: April 17, 2006 02:11:03 PM »

help!

I'm on my second sock (out of the first pair of socks I've ever knitted), and it is significantly smaller (width-wise) than my first one. I know I'm not using smaller needles, and I don't feel like I'm knitting any tighter than usual. It's the oddest thing ever. I've made a sweater before, and it's not like one sleeve was huge or anything, or like my scarves get wider and thinner as I knit...I don't get what's going on!?

I'm knitting Knitty's Broadripple if that matters, with the fixation yarn recommended.

I also happen to like the smaller size, so I don't necessarily want to try to stretch out the smaller sock--what are the chances that if I unravel the first sock and start over, it will end up being the same size as my current sock?
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« Reply #32 on: April 18, 2006 12:35:47 PM »

Hmm, is this your first project on dpn's? I know the first sock I made on little dpn's came out bigger and floppier than the second one. I guess I got into the rhythm finally on the second sock.

Let us know how you decide to do!
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« Reply #33 on: April 24, 2006 11:16:36 AM »


  Hmm, if you like the smaller sock better, I would take a risk and pull out the first (larger) sock.  Now that you are more comfortable with the dpn's, you might be knitting tighter and that might be enough to make a difference.  It's worth a shot to have matching socks.
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« Reply #34 on: April 26, 2006 11:19:31 AM »

Oslo Socks done! (2/4 pairs)



The foot is a little longer on the right foot, but I love the stripes.  Grin

Now for a little sock siesta before completing the last two unfinished pairs!
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« Reply #35 on: April 26, 2006 05:57:39 PM »

Woot ~ Tacitcat! That's an awesome pair of socks!  Grin Grin Great job lining up those stripes!
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« Reply #36 on: April 26, 2006 06:59:41 PM »

Krebstar5, I LOVE your avatar.

I need to get with this particular program. I have at least two pair-less socks... thanks for the motivation, and for the brilliant KAL idea.
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« Reply #37 on: May 06, 2006 05:31:15 PM »

oh im definitely going to have to join this knit along, I'm on my first real sock and I'm going to need all the focus I can to finish the second one, I'm a real procrastinator.
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« Reply #38 on: May 20, 2006 08:06:50 AM »

I used the wonderful, magical Sock-u-lator by Lucia (a.k.a. "The Knitting Fiend") for the pattern.  The yarn is KnitPick's Sock Garden in "geranium."
Size 0 circs + stockinette = nearly lost my will to live.  Next time I'll use a heavier gauge yarn. 
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« Reply #39 on: June 15, 2006 12:01:29 PM »

Whew!  I finally finished sock #2 of my second pair of socks.  One sock has a grafted toe and the other a three-needle bind-off toe.

For my birthday my dh and ds gave me the book Sensational Knitted Socks and a mountain of Mountain Colors Bearfoot.  Can't wait to get started on my next pair!
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« Reply #40 on: June 16, 2006 03:14:29 PM »

 Grin Grin
Sewer Rat, those are so cute! Love the 'geranium' colorway! (Size 0 circs? Wowee...)
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« Reply #41 on: March 18, 2008 06:38:10 AM »

Wow, been a while since anyone's posted here, but I'm desperate for motivation!
I've got second sock syndrome...I'm plodding along on the second sock for my mom's birthday...but I'm procrastinating SO much....
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« Reply #42 on: March 20, 2008 01:07:30 PM »

You can do it, D.I.Y.-ish!  Grin Grin
How's it coming along?
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« Reply #43 on: March 20, 2008 08:54:07 PM »

I'm almost at the toe, (she really likes contrasting heels n toes...I love my mom, she's funky) It's a real motivator, not letting yourself knit anything until this one thing is done...lol
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« Reply #44 on: March 22, 2008 07:12:26 AM »

All right, I'm done the socks!!! I have no idea how to put pics from camera to computer(lol) so when I wrangle hubby into showing me, I'll show you!
I'll tell ya all about them, they're easy to picture.
size 2 US needles
yarn: patons sock wool 'paint box', ribbing
heel and toe done in bernat acrylic...its a deep blue color that matches the blue in the paint box.
They don't look especially girly, so I've started another pair in pastels...I'm a sucker for punishment, but they'll be pretty.
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« Reply #45 on: March 23, 2008 05:31:06 PM »

All right, I'm done the socks!!!

 Grin Grin Way to go! I knew you could do it! They sound really pretty, too, with the blue heel and toe.
You're making me want to take up sock knitting again!
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