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« on: September 17, 2009 03:59:26 PM »

Well, I'm experiencing my first case of Second Sock Syndrome. Kinda. I'm nowhere near good enough to attempt an actual sock yet, but I made one wrist-warmer. Now I just have to make the other one. Anyone have tips to avoid Second Sock Syndrome? And its cousin, This-One-Doesn't-Look-The-Same-As-The-First-One Syndrome?
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« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2009 07:26:45 AM »

The ONLY way I avoid that is to do both at once! I use either two circulars (if it is a bigger item such as sleeves) or one long circular (Magic Loop). That way they're both exactly the same # of rows AND when I'm done, I'm DONE!!! And can start something new!!!!

As for the wrist warmer you already made ... isn't it "stylish" to just have on?

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« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2009 07:36:54 AM »

I"m with Riki on this one. Doing socks 2 at a time with magic loop has saved my sanity (relatively speaking...). I have 2 pair of socks in my UFO bag that have yet to be finished but since learning how to do 2 at a time, I've finished at least 5 pair.
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« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2009 01:20:13 PM »

I take socks with me everywhere.  It's my traveling project.  I'm always making socks.  I don't really care if one is just a little different from the other -- they are just socks (or mittens, or whatever).  I am not a fashion knitter I guess.  Making the second sock is just like the making the first!  Cast on and carry on!  Also, make sure you're working on a sock you enjoy making.  I'm a k2 p2 ribbing girl all the way.  These socks stay up and people like them.  I do break the monotony once in awhile by making a bead rib cuff (k1 p1) around, knit around.  Repeat.  Good luck!
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« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2009 02:33:21 PM »

Totally know what you mean... that's why I'm a bit o.c.d. about knitting what I can two at a time... sleeves, mittens, socks, etc, are always knit two ata time on my needles... otherwise I know that the second one just wont' get done.
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« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2009 05:53:45 PM »

I'll probably just stay with one this time. Since I can't really knit two arm warmers at once, and my fianc wants a pair, I think I might just work on both at the same time, switching between which one I"m doing. *Shrug!*
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