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« on: March 08, 2008 04:46:35 PM »

I started knitting socks a few months ago and my, how the obsession has grown. In chronological order:

My first pair, which are the Cable Rib Socks from Favorite Socks.  Made of Lorna's Laces in Devon.

These were my mom's Christmas gift--the infamous Embossed Leaves socks from Favorite Socks. The yarn is also Lorna's Laces, and I believe the color is Smoke. Something like that, anyway.

My brother's (blue) and dad's (black) Christmas socks. A little boring, but we have to remember that they ARE guys Wink Both are Thuja, from Knitty.  The blue is Fortissima Socka, and the black is Lorna's Laces in Charcoal.

The coloring of these reminds me of chocolate-dipped bananas. The pattern is Red Herring, which is also from Knitty, and the yarns are KnitPicks Palette in Tan and Nutmeg. If I made these again, I definitely wouldn't reverse the coloring on the cuff and foot.

I am OBSESSED with this pattern! These are the Padded Footlets from Favorite Socks, but I skipped the whole padded part.  The yarn is Mondial Extrafine (so soft) and I will take these socks with me to the grave, I swear.

I hate the pooling on these, so they went to my mom.  The pattern is Monkey (yaaaay Knitty!) and the yarn is Cherry Tree Hill Louet Gems in Life's a Beach.

I feel like a sock making machine, and I love it.

« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2008 04:52:59 PM »

these are beautiful. i too am addicted to sock knitting and completely understand. oxox

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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2008 05:21:16 PM »

Those look great!
I'm afraid to start knitting socks >.<
They intimidate me.
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2008 05:34:10 PM »

Great socks. I would love to know how to be able to make socks but unfortunately i cant knit  Embarrassed.

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« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2008 05:57:34 PM »

Awesome socks, you must have the warmest(and stylish!) feet ever. I just love the feel of knitted socks. Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2008 06:29:41 PM »

I really like the coral ones at the end and the brown striped ones, very fun. You sure have been knitting!

Those look great!
I'm afraid to start knitting socks >.<
They intimidate me.

Don't be intimidated, they are super easy! Shaping the heel is the funnest part! You should try it with a basic pattern and just get to knitting, it'll be way easier than you think, I promise Cheesy Just look at these for inspiration Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2008 10:22:06 PM »

Shaping the heel is the funnest part! You should try it with a basic pattern and just get to knitting, it'll be way easier than you think, I promise Cheesy

Agreed! The part I was most afraid of is weirdly now my favorite.

« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2008 10:43:29 PM »

I bow down to your awesome sock making abilities. Great job!

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« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2008 11:21:17 AM »

Very lovely socks!  You must have nice and toasty feet!  Do you have enough of the yarn left over from the Red Herring socks to make another pair so you'll have two matching pairs?  I think it's cute with the alternate colors, but I'd probably wear them more if they matched exactly since I'm a matchy type girl.

Lovely work though!

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« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2008 02:56:59 PM »

Wow! that's a lot of socks! They all are very beautiful. I really like the 1st pair (blue ones, the zig zag socks, and the last pair (variated blue and green). That's quite a few pairs for only starting a few months ago.

I just started knitting socks and I'm hooked. I just finished my 2nd pair.

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