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RobA
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Posted - 12/23/2005 :  7:25:00 PM  Show Profile  Visit RobA's Homepage Send RobA a Private Message
I am making a pair of socks from Sedrun, a DK-weight sock yarn that used to be made by Froehlich. I love it (of course I do, it's been discontinued -- they are out of business) and I can't believe how quickly the socks are going. I think I am going to work through the sock yarn basket by doubling all that thinner yarn. I am not sure why I haven't used more of this stuff -- I guess I will have to see which shoes fit with heavier socks[:00]

Rob (punchy, not packed, leaving tomorrow)
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Rob http://roberta.typepad.com/robknits/

GFTC
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Posted - 12/23/2005 :  10:27:45 PM  Show Profile  Visit GFTC's Homepage Send GFTC a Private Message
Rob, I just looked at your blog and didn't get past the first entry. I was so surprised you mentioned the Shapely Sock from Heels & Toes. I finished a pair of these not more than 1/2 an hour ago.

For those unfamiliar with this pattern the secret is that it creates a stockinette sock that fits at the ankle instead of baggging out and it really works. The pattern is called Shapely Secrets Socks by Dawn Adcock and is found in the Fall 2003 issue of Heel & Toes Gazette which is no longer publishing. If anyone is interested try www.dawnbrocco and see if you can get a reprint.

I used Fortissima Colori Socka in a variegated pastel. I started out with the ruffle in the Lucy Neatby book and then did an inch of 2x2 rib and then the shapely sock pattern.


GFTC of NYC
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RobA
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Posted - 12/24/2005 :  05:15:26 AM  Show Profile  Visit RobA's Homepage Send RobA a Private Message
If anyone is interested in getting a copy of that issue, I just bought my copy so (unless I got the very last one!), they are still available.

Rob http://roberta.typepad.com/robknits/
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kbshee
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Posted - 12/24/2005 :  09:34:55 AM  Show Profile Send kbshee a Private Message
Safe Travels Rob!

kim in oregon
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sweetnsour
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USA
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Posted - 12/25/2005 :  01:27:57 AM  Show Profile Send sweetnsour a Private Message
I like socks in DK as well. I made some socks in Schameyer(sp) Nomotta Extra, a superwash DK yarn that I can't find anywhere anymore, probably because it's discontinued, and the socks knit up in a few days instead of a few weeks. I found they were not much different from my heavy store bought socks. I so wish I'd bought more of this when I had the chance. It was well priced and 200 yards/ball, so two balls made a pair of womens socks with a good amount left over.

Amy

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.
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