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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!

« Reply #31 on: April 17, 2006 02:11:03 PM »


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!

« 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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