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pepper message #1
socks
November 23, 2009 at 8:58:42 AM
 
I don't even wear socks, but I love to knit them, I love the heel and I even love kitchner stitch and I like the sock yarn and I love the little dpn. Weird I know.
Pepper


 
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knitnknanny message #2
Re: socks
November 24, 2009 at 2:48:13 AM
 
The only weird thing I saw was "love the kitchener stitch".    Wink  I'm not real crazy about it, but maybe that's because I haven't played with it enough to get good at it.   

I've made a few pair of socks, a couple of pair were even for me Cheesy, but I haven't worn any of them yet. I finished them in the spring after it was too warm to wear them, and it hasn't gotten cold enough yet for me to think about wearing wool socks.

I hope there is a person or persons out there who appreciate that you love to knit socks.  Smiley

Marilyn


 
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wizdmzchyld message #3
Re: socks
November 25, 2009 at 7:21:05 PM
 
I haven't tried making socks yet, but I will get around to it one day.  I love knee socks.  Silly at my age perhaps, but there you are.  Cheesy
Charlene


 
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Stitchboard Admin message #4
Re: socks
November 27, 2009 at 5:02:27 AM
 
Charlene, I don't think knee socks are silly at any age!  LOL, I'm such a wuss about winter...knee socks sound nice and warm.  When venturing outside, I used to wear men's thermal wool knee socks, purchased from the local hardware store, but the ribbing was terribly tight.  (How on earth do men wear them?!  My calves aren't close to as thick as theirs!)

(Cue mysterious music)  I see a pair of hand-knit socks in my future...  Wink

Pepper, I love sock yarns, too, especially the self-striping ones available nowadays.  The random designs they produce are fascinating!  I also like working with small dpns.  I bought a set of metal sock knitters and have found many, many uses for them.

Marilyn, I'm not terribly comfortable with kitchener stitch, either.




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wizdmzchyld message #5
Re: socks
November 27, 2009 at 8:05:08 AM
 
I use the cold of winter to subdue my tropical moments, but hate hate hate having cold feet.  I still use leg warmers in the winter time too.  Looks like I have several more projects in the near future.

Charlene


 
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Stitchboard Admin message #6
Re: socks
November 28, 2009 at 12:48:09 PM
 
Charlene,

Ugh, cold feet are the worst!  If I can warm my feet, I can usually feel warm.  If my feet are icicles, I'm usually an icicle, too.

Our winter has been fairly mild, and there still have been days when my feet won't thaw!  They say to put on a hat to warm your feet (LOL, on your head, as it sounds like I'm saying to put a hat on your feet), but that only works some of the time for me.  Sad

LOL, maybe it's time to either put a hat on my feet...Wink...or move to a warmer climate!



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wizdmzchyld message #7
Re: socks
November 28, 2009 at 5:32:17 PM
 
NE Kansas has been very mild.  Some of the rest of the country is getting hit hard, but it sounds as if the Thanksgiving holiday was really nice for most folks.

The mental picture of wearing hats on one's feet is funny!

Charlene


 
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pepper message #8
Re: socks
November 29, 2009 at 1:43:04 PM
 
My daughter likes knee socks too. The pair I'm doing for her I did 10" before starting the heel. That's not quite to her knee because she's really tall, but I was afraid to go longer and run out of yarn. She tried on the first one and liked the fit so I kitchnered up the toe and started the second. Hope to have it done by Christmas.


 
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wizdmzchyld message #9
Re: socks
November 29, 2009 at 9:37:20 PM
 
I want to learn how to do argyle on the LK150 and try making argyles and striped ones.  I haven't progressed far enough in the thought process to decided on what yarns to use.  What do you like best?  Is it always necessary to use sock yarn?

Charlene

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My daughter likes knee socks too. The pair I'm doing for her I did 10" before starting the heel. That's not quite to her knee because she's really tall, but I was afraid to go longer and run out of yarn. She tried on the first one and liked the fit so I kitchnered up the toe and started the second. Hope to have it done by Christmas.



 
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Stitchboard Admin message #10
Re: socks
November 30, 2009 at 3:01:05 PM
 
Charlene,

Quote:

NE Kansas has been very mild.  Some of the rest of the country is getting hit hard, but it sounds as if the Thanksgiving holiday was really nice for most folks.


It was somewhat cold here, but not half bad for the end of November, so I'm not complaining!  Last winter was sooooooo bad, with snow just about every day.

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The mental picture of wearing hats on one's feet is funny!


LOL, would that be a hat on each foot, or one for both?  For the latter, one would surely have to hop around as if in a potato sack race!  Wink


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pepper message #11
Re: socks
December 5, 2009 at 4:58:32 PM
 
WOW, argyle, that would be a real thinker for me! I've always used sock yarn. I am using the kind right now that is made with aloa in it. It's suppose to last through 40 washes. I like the self striping stuff, it's fun to see what will come next. I also used that flat foot yarn too. It's actually a big square that's machine knitted then painted and you unravel it to knit.
Pepper


 
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wizdmzchyld message #12
Re: socks
December 5, 2009 at 5:24:55 PM
 
Hopping is a whole nuther issue! ;-)

Charlene

Charlene

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The mental picture of wearing hats on one's feet is funny!


LOL, would that be a hat on each foot, or one for both?  For the latter, one would surely have to hop around as if in a potato sack race!   Wink



 
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wizdmzchyld message #13
Re: socks
December 5, 2009 at 5:29:31 PM
 
Flat foot yarn sounds interesting.  Do the socks acutally match when you do that?  You're right the self striping yarns are really fun.  I have several little girls hats knit from that kind of yarn.

As for the argyle, I won't be trying that until I first figure out how to knit sox on my LK150 and then figure out how to simplify the pattern.  There are suggestions out there for knitting the diamond shapes and embroidering or chain stitching the thin lines, (don't know what they're called...cross hairs lines?)  If you give it a try let us see okay?

Charlene

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WOW, argyle, that would be a real thinker for me! I've always used sock yarn. I am using the kind right now that is made with aloa in it. It's suppose to last through 40 washes. I like the self striping stuff, it's fun to see what will come next. I also used that flat foot yarn too. It's actually a big square that's machine knitted then painted and you unravel it to knit.
Pepper



 
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Stitchboard Admin message #14
Re: socks
December 6, 2009 at 12:17:58 AM
 
Pepper,

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WOW, argyle, that would be a real thinker for me! I've always used sock yarn. I am using the kind right now that is made with aloa in it. It's suppose to last through 40 washes.


Please let us know how the aloe yarn works out...is it a wool blend?  It sounds very, very comfy.  Smiley

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I like the self striping stuff, it's fun to see what will come next.


Aren't those self-striping yarns amazing?  I've used them for doll clothes and have been very happy with the results.  It's especially nice to be able to make the same item more than once, and with self-striping yarns, it's almost like knitting a totally different pattern the second and third time around!

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I also used that flat foot yarn too. It's actually a big square that's machine knitted then painted and you unravel it to knit.


I've read about those, but haven't yet tried them.  Do you have to "relax" the yarns, or do they relax by themselves when unraveled?



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