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Post by lynsosaurus » Sat Sep 29, 2007 23:51

I've nearly finished my first ever stripy sock! Heel shaping is a bit boring, though.

I'm also working on a lace scarf for a xmas present, and I think tomorrow I might purchase some perfectly soft white yarn to make a start on a baby blanket for a friend.

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Post by alongwalkhome » Sun Sep 30, 2007 03:39

Already controversy on the knitting thread! I LOVE the heel part--esp. the turn. And can't be dealing w/the rest of it. Lyns, we could have one heluva sock cottage industry btwn. the two of us. I'll do all the heels n toes and you do the tubey bits in btwn.!

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Post by squirrelboutique » Sun Sep 30, 2007 05:39

alongwalkhome wrote:Already controversy on the knitting thread!
I just knew this knitting thread would be Trouble.

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Post by strengthofstrings » Mon Oct 01, 2007 20:19

lynsosaurus wrote:I've nearly finished my first ever stripy sock! Heel shaping is a bit boring, though.
You're wronger than a really wrong thing. I always make my sock cuffs too short as I can't wait to get to the heel.

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Post by Sylvie » Mon Oct 15, 2007 09:27

I quite enjoyed the heel part too. I don't really wear socks, so I haven't bothered making anymore.

I think I'm going to knit myself a lacy black hairband. I can't do anything major at the moment, as my portfolio is top priority. That probably means no real knitting until next year, sadly, but I can do little bits in my lunch hour at work.
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Post by tekno_alice » Tue Oct 16, 2007 13:39

yey the knitting and stitching show on saturday was boss, got some pretty yarn and got glared at by many an old lady (why are they all so grumpy)

I was watching the Emmy Lou Harris programs on friday night (mainly just for the clips of the HOT Gram Parsons) and they kept going about how she used to spend all her time knitting and crocheting in the studio. Yey for Emmy Lou Harris! Are there other famous knitters anyone can think of?

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Post by let it ride » Mon Nov 05, 2007 17:35

I've taken up knitting again, and it is lovely. The way to keep it fun for me is to avoid ALL kind of patterns, and make it up as I go along. I'm making some awesome mittens at the moment, and htey just WORK. I love when that happens.

I stopped by my local yarn shop Babes in the wool on the way home today, and HURRAH HURRAH they have started stocking debbie bliss cashmerino dk!! So I got some, two dark red ones, two middle purple ones and a white one. Only £3.85 each!
I got some gold sequins for the mittens, and some white felt to line them with so they are more snuggly.
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Post by yubo » Tue Nov 27, 2007 03:01

I've started knitting again too. Socks! I'm trying out the knit two at a time on circular needles method and loving it. It's kind of a pain because the yarn gets all tangled but I always hated knitting the second pair of anything so being able to do both at the same time makes up for the little bit of untangling I have to do. I think I'm going to make all my tubular things this way. It's great. And I love how you don't have to count rows to make sure the socks will be even.

Knitting is really therapeutic, no? I think I'd be going completely mental if I didn't have this to occupy me at the moment.
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Post by koshka » Wed Dec 05, 2007 05:39

alongwalkhome wrote:...I LOVE the heel part--esp. the turn...
I asked my Mum once what was her favourite thing to knit, and she said socks "because turning the heel is so interesting" - and I thought that was the weirdest thing I'd ever heard her say... until last year when I made my first ever sock and I had to call her when I'd turned the heel because she was RIGHT!
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Post by caramarydaisy » Wed Dec 05, 2007 09:42

ive never got round to knitting socks actually, i should give it a go.

i recently made a massive 8ft really fancy cable scarf, but i cant find a picture of it. im currently knitting a hat in this lovely chunky cashmerino in navy with white snowflakes on :D
i said OK! the wind said no

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Post by strengthofstrings » Wed Dec 05, 2007 19:08

My nickname at uni is now Chevron Shaz.

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Post by yubo » Thu Dec 06, 2007 21:31

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Post by alongwalkhome » Fri Dec 07, 2007 20:39

Are you one of those smart people who knits both sox at once? I keep promising I'll do that and never do.

Nice tootsies!

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Post by yubo » Tue Dec 11, 2007 01:37

alongwalkhome wrote:Are you one of those smart people who knits both sox at once? I keep promising I'll do that and never do.

yes!

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I just learned. And I think I'm always going to do it that way from now on!
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Post by caramarydaisy » Tue Dec 11, 2007 09:57

what? how dyou do that?
i said OK! the wind said no

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Post by yubo » Wed Dec 12, 2007 09:59

caramarydaisy wrote:what? how dyou do that?
I bought this book.
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Post by caramarydaisy » Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:04

ah i see.

is that a good book with lots of patterns and stuff?

ive been knitting for years but never really progressed very far - im good with colour patterns, and cabley texture things like that, and can now knit in the round, so im going to try socks next after the success of my hat. ohh im excited!
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Post by yubo » Thu Dec 13, 2007 03:08

It was well illustrated for learning two socks at a time, but beyond that pretty useless. The other patterns that come with it were just more of the same, no variations in toes, heels, etc.

There is another similar book for learning two at a time but I didn't know about it when I bought mine and I still don't know anything about it other than that it exists.

Good luck with socks. It's kind of fun.
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Post by caramarydaisy » Thu Dec 13, 2007 19:15

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heres the hat i made!
i said OK! the wind said no

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Post by Miss Anna » Thu Dec 13, 2007 19:22

Christmas hat! Wicked bad!
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