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  • knitting1105 5:20 pm on April 9, 2007 Permalink | Reply  

    Socks that Rock 

    Here are 2 photos of the Socks that Rock February socks. It took me awhile to get this blog up to be able to post them. I did not really care for the color, the purple hue is really grey, to me they look camouflage. The pattern was for a reversible sock, so I made them similar, but changed the cables to be at the side only (lots of people were having trouble with the tightness). And I finished off in a 1×1 rib, with a tubular cast-off, which looks great no matter what side is out. The photo of 2 socks, shows them from both inside and outside. I made these up for my son, and had only about 4 yards of material left. I found the garter stitch toe/heel to be interesting. The pattern itself did not do much for me. Hoping for brighter colors this month.

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    • debbie 6:50 pm on April 9, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      welcome to the blog world! i like how your socks turned out – really nice! i’ve yet to knit up monsoon, but think i’ll do it in another pattern, i have a problem with cables with anything thicker than lightweight/fingerweight….

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    • Holly 7:10 pm on April 9, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Congrats on getting a blog up and running. There is a certain joy about it. WordPress is not all that hard to use, and if you need any help on customizing, just yell.

      Your feeling on the sock color matches mine. I have a closet full of uniforms in exactly those colors. I found the toe and heel fine, and the ribbing underneath a pretty good cushion.

      -Holly

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    • Kay 7:55 pm on April 9, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Your socks look lovely. I wasn’t sure about the color when I first started knitting, but now mine are finished I like them very much. They do not fit in all of my shoes, however, but my hand knit socks usually don’t. Has anyone ever made socks with lace weight yarn?

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    • Pat 11:15 am on April 10, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Congratulations on starting your blog…..warning…..it will take away from knitting time!!! HAVE FUN!!
      Your Monsoon socks look great!

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    • Kathleen 7:39 pm on April 10, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      You did a wonderful job on your socks and on your blog. Welcome to the world of blogging. I hopre you have as much fun with it as I have.

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  • knitting1105 5:08 pm on April 9, 2007 Permalink | Reply  

    Hello World 

    Hi out there.  This is my first attempt at a post on my new blog.   I have been knitting since I was 7 years old, for over 40 years.  My mother was left handed and of German descent.  She taught me a very unique way of knitting continental, as I am right-handed.   Admittedly, I can knit VERY fast both knit and purl, but have not been successful in teaching my technique to anyone else.  I have always loved knitting, I even had a business in Jr. High and High School, knitting Barbie doll clothes and selling them in a crafts store.  In college, I had one friend who knew how to knit, and while my kids were growing up I took my knitting everywhere.   For many years, both of my kids figure skated, and I would always have my knitting for the long hours at the rink.  I can remember little kids being fascinated with my knitting, and I would always try to show them.  Usually when the mother saw me knitting and talking to her kids, she pulled them away very quickly (I don’t know if she thought my needles were dangerous), and made some snide comment about not having seen that since her grandmother.  Fast forward 10 years, and knitting is hip, and now the comments are very different that I get, usually wanting to share a love of their new hobby.  I love the new-found camaraderie and most of all all of the books and yarn stores.  Hence, a long introduction to explain my blog name.  “Knitting before Knitting was Cool”

    My favorite thing to knit is socks, socks, and more socks.  It keeps me busy to keep my Hubby and 2 kids knit up, plus the occasional presents.  Here is a photo of my hand-knit socks drying outside.  My daughter thought that I was so weird to have this on my camera when she was looking at the pictures.  (She hasn’t realized how cool knitting is yet).

     Sock Laundry  

    I also love a new challenge whether it be a sweater or socks.   My closet is so full of past sweaters that socks seem  more practical right now.

     Thanks for reading.

    Frances

     
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