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lella
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Posted - 02/25/2006 :  01:12:21 AM  Show Profile Send lella a Private Message  Reply with Quote
We had about 12 pages going on the first topic and I got worried about the bandwidth. I hope this is ok with those who were still plodding along. Welcome to the new pathway...

I've gone back to DH's favorite sock pattern to knit up his Trekkers.

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GFTC
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Posted - 02/25/2006 :  07:22:05 AM  Show Profile  Visit GFTC's Homepage Send GFTC a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Can you restate the details for people who want to join?

GFTC of NYC

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lella
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Posted - 02/25/2006 :  5:34:21 PM  Show Profile Send lella a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I sure can GFTC. This is what Sheila posted. The dates are not important anymore.. we just sort of mosey along from one pair to the next....

"Hi everyone. I love reading knitting blogs, and am so envious of their knit-alongs, so I thought it would be fun to have a sock-along that does not require a blog for participation.
We could check in here with updates, questions, etc. If you do have a blog, please join anyway!!
The requirements are simple:
1). You must start knitting a pair of socks in the month of January, and finish by the end of February.
2). If you have never knitted socks before, choose any pattern you like. If you have knitted socks before, choose a new and challenging pattern.
3). Use this topic thread to post what you will be knitting.


You can post pictures when done, if you want, per whatever route you prefer (picture hosting, blog). Pictures are NOT required.

I'll start- This will be my first pair of socks. I'll be using the basic pattern from "The Knitters Handy Book of Patterns" and Lorna's Laces sport yarn in the Tuscany colorway.

The socks don't have to be for you, but I think it would be nice if we all made ourselves something after all the Holiday knitting for others!

Come on and Sock-Along!!!

Sheila "



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TrueStar
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Posted - 02/26/2006 :  7:22:09 PM  Show Profile  Visit TrueStar's Homepage Send TrueStar a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I actually just posted in my own blog about a pair of socks I started knitting. I had knitted a single sock before, but didn't like the colorway and didn't finish the second one. I just went out and bought the yarn/needles NOW so I could try it.

Now that I take public transportation and work nights temporarily, I really needed something small to keep me occupied...socks! I got some Opal Handpainted and bought the Sensational Socks book and started on the mini cable sock for my fiance.

There is a picture and detail on my own blog. Since you are starting this up again, I'll keep checking in. :)

http://commuknits.typepad.com/
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The Literate Knitter
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Posted - 02/27/2006 :  10:01:33 PM  Show Profile Send The Literate Knitter a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I have wanted to participate in a sock knitalong and now it seems I was part of a sockalong and didn't even know it. I finished a pair of Jaywalkers in Lorna's Laces Tuscany colorway for my mother just last week. Will the sockalong continue during March? May I join even if I am fashionably late?

Cindy from Tennessee
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lella
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Posted - 02/28/2006 :  02:41:23 AM  Show Profile Send lella a Private Message  Reply with Quote
TrueStar, your blog is wonderful, really wonderful! I'm glad you will be knitting socks along with us. Public transport is the perfect place to knit a small project like socks. The lighting is usually good, too. Love the green on your blog.

Cindy this sockalong has been running for a long time, and since it's still enjoyable, we still poke back in here from time to time, to tell about the socks we've made and the ones we will make shortly. The only real difference in the rules is that, in the evolution of them, the time and space requirements slipped sidereally. There was nothing to do but to abandon them [:00] This caused much rejoicing among the procrastinators such as myself. And I might say further, that fashionably late is the same as being early, since we went into Astrological Time warp. Yes, please draw up a comfy chair and join us, blog, no blog, or even photobucket offerings are accepted by the sockaholic adventurers here. This to better pet and praise your offerings.

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TrueStar
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Posted - 02/28/2006 :  07:52:06 AM  Show Profile  Visit TrueStar's Homepage Send TrueStar a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks lella. :) Wish I had the time to update it more frequently. I worked on that mini cable sock at work last night and cabled the first two stitches when I should have just knit and purled regularly. I went back to fix it and came out with something I just didn't know how to deconstruct. :p Most of the evening was spent un-making the sock, but I pulled it together and added a few more rows before I had to leave.

Makes me happy there is no time limit. ;p

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Jake: Your rap name would be 'Kid Mohair'
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Shemac
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Posted - 03/01/2006 :  11:41:24 AM  Show Profile  Visit Shemac's Homepage Send Shemac a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm glad the original thread lasted as long as it did, and I love that the rules (or non-rules, rather) have evolved to keep it going in this new one.
Thanks for keeping it out there, Lella!!



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lella
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Posted - 03/04/2006 :  01:20:21 AM  Show Profile Send lella a Private Message  Reply with Quote
You are welcome Sheila. We need this little place and thanks for creating the original one.

progress report: According to the tape measure, the Yukon Leaves socks are 75% finished. And according to the doctor's report, they are, indeed, fraternal twins. See and judge for yourself on my blog. They seem to be getting along well but maybe they can't kick each other as they have no toes yet.

TrueStar, I am sorry you had to frog back so viciously on the sock but it will be all for the good to get it back on the right track. As we plod along together we shall gather endurance.

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lella
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Posted - 03/18/2006 :  8:51:28 PM  Show Profile Send lella a Private Message  Reply with Quote
A little update. The Yukon socks are now completed. Time to jump into the trekkers! Weeee! Off we go! How is everyone else doing? Socraficing and 2006 socking and all? Eh? How's it going gang?

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Posted - 03/20/2006 :  7:54:25 PM  Show Profile Send WendyB a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi, Lella. I've been distracted by shawls and other things, like the flu. Good for you, that you got your Yukons done! I've been very lax with my Meilenweit socks and need to get going on the heel flap.

WendyB
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lella
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Posted - 03/21/2006 :  3:24:03 PM  Show Profile Send lella a Private Message  Reply with Quote
ew. So you got that flu thing, too? Sheesh. I hate it when some other strain comes along and levels the population. You will go back to those socks soon I bet. Are they the ones for your DH? What other sort of projects are you making?

I've become distracted by having to move stuff or toss it (nothing good like yarn or needles) and by a felting project. Dearly love to have some felted purses so French Market Bag is inching along on the needles.

One of the trekkers was on the needles but I frogged it. [**] I started out with the wrong needles. But, I did get some sockotta to make some shortie socks for me to wear to bed, and if DD isn't allergic to the yarn ( it has a low wool content), I will get more to make her some nice warm sockettes for her clogs. She says she gets "itchy-scratchy disease" from wool. Otherwise it's the cotton stretch yarn from Elan for her.

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WendyB
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Posted - 03/21/2006 :  9:53:45 PM  Show Profile Send WendyB a Private Message  Reply with Quote
lella, yes, I got a bad case of the flu, a different strain than the flu I got the shot for. Didn't feel much like knitting, but now I've jumped back into action and am half done with a garter lace shawl made with a sturdy mohair that my brother got for me. I am really neglecting the socks that are for my son for Christmas 2005. Here it is almost April, and I don't have sock one of his pair done. Have to do the heel flap, must do the heel flap.

I also have the Marge Hayes "raised flower" square from the Great American Afghan to finish. If I ever get that afghan done, I'll have leftover Cascade 220 to felt with.

The French Market Bag - I haven't done. I did make a cute little Fiber Trends felted purse with Manos (with a handle accented with thin gold yarn), and want to do a felted bag (maybe a Sophie) with pink and green Knit Happens Lorna's Laces Bullfrogs and Butterflies. I also have more Manos.

Which cotton stretch yarn would you use from Elann for socks, may I ask?

WendyB
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lella
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Posted - 03/22/2006 :  12:05:01 AM  Show Profile Send lella a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hiya Wendy. Glad you have fully recovered. Bleh! I suppose it's bound to happen that one is missed in a year. We got something that became bronchitis for me, but I'm prone to that.

Ah, the heel flap thing. I have the "gusset avoidance" thing. I have to steel my resolve to do the gussets though they are so easy after they are on that I could scream at myself for putting it off.

The Elann yarn is the "Sock It to Me Collection Esprit", a cotton sportweight (1.7% elastic), for which I still am trying find a pattern. I think it's like Cascade cotton, or nearly so. I bought 8 balls of it for four pairs some time ago. The poor kid is still waiting for her cotton socks.

A little Manos felted purse sounds like something nice. Another little check mark for the felting futures list. :) The French market bag is a dark burgundy yarn I found in the stash. It smelled terrible but that smell went away after the swatch was felted. I'm soooo glad of that.

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lella
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Posted - 03/22/2006 :  6:40:43 PM  Show Profile Send lella a Private Message  Reply with Quote
WendyB, The sock yarn is like Fixation, and the broadripple sock pattern is what I had planned to use. There is a new topic about sock weight broadripple in the sock pattern forum, bless their hearts! Copied pattern. Good to go!

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Raun
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Posted - 03/22/2006 :  11:53:37 PM  Show Profile Send Raun a Private Message  Reply with Quote
This is the neatest idea! I love socks... and it's a pleasure to read about other's who love them too.

My DS picked out some of KnitPick's self-striping yarn that is now becoming a pair of Chevron striped socks. It's a cool pattern; only 2 rows long, which is good since I get frustrated by complicated ones. They are coming along nicely. I took someone's advise here in the forum and am working on both. It feels really nice to know that a pair are being made. One leg is done and waiting with scrap yarn to hold the stitches, while the other is coming along nicely at 3 1/2" for the leg.
I look forward to checking back and reading about other people's socks!

- Jessica
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DebbiOH
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Posted - 03/24/2006 :  2:26:51 PM  Show Profile Send DebbiOH a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I don't know where I've been hiding but just discovered this thread. Can I still get in on the sock making here. I haven't read all the posts but reading the first few seems to indicate that the Dates in Sharons previous postings are no longer valid.

Bottom line..........please let me knit socks with you <grin>


Debbi
NW Ohio
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ladysmithknitter
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Posted - 03/24/2006 :  3:48:02 PM  Show Profile Send ladysmithknitter a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'll join too! Working on the free Elfine, toe up socks, very nice, easy lace pattern. Working them 2 at a time. Love doing both together, that way they mostly look alike and they're done at the same time. Using Lorna's Laces sock yarn and I love it. It's going to spoil me!

Always have a pair of socks for easy travel knitting.

Project pictures at:
http://photobucket.com/albums/b338/annemarie246/
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lella
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Posted - 03/26/2006 :  5:15:31 PM  Show Profile Send lella a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yeay! Aloha there, Raun, Debbi and annemarie. The blog is always open, well, until socks go out of style. <--- that's probably not going to happen. [:00] [:00]

Come on in, set a spell. Bring the project, listen to the click of the tiny needles.

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lella
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Posted - 03/30/2006 :  7:05:48 PM  Show Profile Send lella a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Two pair on the needles now, a little short sock from a sockotta pattern, the one they seem to send out with the yarn, and the trekkers. One is pink,red,orange,white, and the trekkers are bluish mix. I need socks in my life just now.

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Raun
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Posted - 04/04/2006 :  09:37:20 AM  Show Profile Send Raun a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Ok. So much for socks. My guage was off; I got 9 stitches/in instead of 8/in. I had both cuffs done too. [:((] Now, I'll just turn them into fingerless gloves. (Always wanted to do some of those any way. Thankfully, my DS will like them too.) Do I need to move to another thread or can I just start another pair of socks? After double checking my guage, ofcourse.

- Jessica
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