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« on: March 16, 2005 12:15:46 AM »

Mk, here's my first pair of socks:


Hope you like em!
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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2005 01:10:31 AM »

Wow, you did a great job! I love the texture, they look like they're very warm.
I'd love to knit socks sometime, but it looks so hard to do..

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« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2005 05:31:22 AM »

Verrrrry cute!   I love, love, love the colors....Great job!
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« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2005 06:50:24 AM »

I like your stripes Smiley Very nicely done Smiley  What yarn did you use?

When I saw the title, I thought they'd look like watermelons . . . lol - I may have to make my own Watermelon socks - hot pink, with a green band at the top of the ribbing, and little black dots all over Cheesy

And Joni - Socks aren't really hard at all - you just knit around and around and around.  The heel can be a little tricky, but don't let the double pointed needles scare you.  you just have to give it a little tug when you go from one needle to the other.  And the beauty of it is - you only have to knit - since you never turn the work around, you never have to purl.
The pair I'm working on now I'm not really using a pattern for - you can find lots of instructions for how to do it using your foot measurments.
I'm liking the short row heel vs. the heel flap, cause it makes more sense to me . . . basically, if you have 10 stitches on your needle, you knit the first nine, then turn it around (ignoring the 10th) and purl 8 (ignoring the 9th) then you knit 7 . . . and so forth.  Then you reverse it and each row you add back in one of the stitches you ignored. [you just have to remember your heel's not pointed, so you don't decrease all the way to the point of the triangle - i frogged a couple of times . . . ]  if you search the phrase sock generator - you should find links.
Socks are fun and a great travel project.

(sorry to be so wordy . . . .)

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« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2005 10:01:52 PM »

Yeah, if you click on the link to my blog entry about them, you'll see that I used the VERY easy to adapt sock pattern by Wendy, of Wendy Knits.
I also lean towards short row toes, they're soo easy, and Wendy explains it all very well in her Sock Pattern.
There shouldn't be as much texture, it just kind of looks like that coz they're way too big (made them for a trade)..The yarn is Heirlooms "Breeze", which I got from Ozeyarn.com..Lovely stuff to work with!
So yeah, socks are sooo cool! I'm gonna use up the leftovers on some of those little footlets/sockette things! They'll be so cute!

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