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lella
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Posted - 04/06/2006 :  11:07:53 PM  Show Profile Send lella a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Jessica, sure, just start another pair of socks. Or, you could knit the fingerless gloves and tell us all about that, too. They are a lot like toe socks, with open tips.

Sock progress: Trekkers are about 6 inches up the leg now, but I'm not sure how tall to make them. Boot socks are longer. I am soooo glad I bought two balls of the yarn just incase. I could put in black toe and heel, though and save a ball of yarn for mememe. Cotton socks.. well I'm still looking for the sock yarn.. I know it's in the spare room somewhere.[:00]

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WendyB
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Posted - 05/21/2006 :  5:02:38 PM  Show Profile Send WendyB a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I feel like I'm on a roll . Today I rounded the bend (turned the heel) of the first sock (still on that one, yes), part of the 2005 Christmas present for my stepson. Maybe they can be for his birthday (in December)(?).
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lella
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Posted - 05/22/2006 :  01:50:08 AM  Show Profile Send lella a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yeay WendyB! You HAVE turned a corner.

I got the trekkers to the gussets and there they sit. I am temporarily insane ( behind the ) and have stopped knitting them.

The tops are nearly 11 inches tall but DH said he did not care if I ran out of the trekker because they were boot socks anyway. His toes could even be pink and it wasn't going to cause a riot or fainting spells in his crowd. [:00]

I'm soooo glad you are still plugging away, and I promise the same.

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WendyB
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Posted - 05/24/2006 :  5:52:58 PM  Show Profile Send WendyB a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well, I had fun with my sock today. At the beginning of the gusset decrease, I put the sock on my hand, and it looked just like a snake, with two ends of the circular needles hanging down in front like fangs. My husband had me show the waitress my "diamondback." Simple pleasures :) I was encouraged in my playfulness by two little kidders near us.

By the way, I'm using wooly nylon as reinforcement for the heel (and will use it for the toes). My question is do I continue using it with the gusset decrease until I get to the leg?

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lella
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Posted - 05/25/2006 :  7:08:43 PM  Show Profile Send lella a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Wendy I think it's just for the areas of high wear, like the toes and the heels but.... I don't know if it would hurt to use it in the gusset. I'm trying to think about some commercial socks that had re-enforcement and where... I bet Troy knows. :o)

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WendyB
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Posted - 05/25/2006 :  7:54:59 PM  Show Profile Send WendyB a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I decided to leave it in the gusset because it was actually stretchy enough. After half a year, I'm feeling the pressure to get it done.

So I'm beyond the gusset. Are you, Lella? Hmmm?
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lella
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Posted - 05/26/2006 :  12:25:46 AM  Show Profile Send lella a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi Wendi. OOOOO! Pressure!!! I wasn't sure if the wooley could be carried up the gusset successfully until I looked at commercial socks and remembered they had something in that area that was a re-enforcement.

My DH's trekkers are past the gusset on both socks but I can't get back to them for about 4 more weeks due to breaking the wrist and having to wear a splint. You see, I've treated myself to half a pulverized radial bone, chipped up the rest of the wrist bones, and they are all trying to patch themselves together around a titanium plate and some screws. If I try to knit, each thing complains bitterly. So, I'm keeping a sharp eye on my blog list and watching old videos. :o)

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WendyB
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Posted - 05/26/2006 :  07:42:57 AM  Show Profile Send WendyB a Private Message  Reply with Quote
OoooH! So sorry, ((Lella))![:((]

If it's any consolation and hope at all, my husband broke his ankle and got a plate with a bunch of screws, and he's doing double loops and axels on skates now.

Forget about the socks! You just get better.
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lella
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Posted - 05/29/2006 :  7:17:26 PM  Show Profile Send lella a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Wendy, thanks, and I am stopped knitting now until the 5th when the new ex-ray and the surgeon can tell me how it's going. And, it's indeed a comfort to know that a once broken ankle with plenty of metal in it could support a skater doing those complicated elements. Wow! Three Cheers for your DH!

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lella
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Posted - 06/05/2006 :  11:46:00 PM  Show Profile Send lella a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm back to being able to knit on the trekkers but inch by inch because the small needles are a trial, but it's officially condoned knitting. heehee. First thing I'll finish is the therapy scarf and cap-fat acrylic and fairly fat needles- for DH, of black and white yarn that looks a lot like a Holstein's hide! Moooo!

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WendyB
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Posted - 06/06/2006 :  06:11:09 AM  Show Profile Send WendyB a Private Message  Reply with Quote
A Holstein scarf and cap set. I like it!

You be careful, now. But you know, I was told when I hurt my hand that playing the piano or crocheting or knitting would be good therapy. I chose knitting, of course, and it did help.

My Meilenweit Meg Boot Stretch sock looks great, but I'm nearing that uncertain part - the end. With the recipient in another state, it's hard to know how long to make it exactly, but I will have to make an intelligent guesstimate. The book says 8 1/2 inches before starting the toe. I'm carrying around two of my husband's socks to compare it with.

Thanks for the three cheers, by the way, Lella. DH is almost certainly going to be at Nationals, and the whole thing's very exciting.
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lella
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Posted - 06/10/2006 :  7:38:18 PM  Show Profile Send lella a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Wowowow! The Nationals. Whoot! WTG DH!

Ahhhh... socks for absentee recipients. hmmm.. that is a bit tough. Hope that everything works out for you there and the foot and toes are fine. I did one pair for an absentee "owner" and was worried the whole time it would be too short. So I just fit them to DH's foot and added some around the ankle because I remembered he has more slender ankles. Happily it worked.

I just started weight training for the pesky wrist/hand. [:00] It hurts! But, it's for a good cause - for da bones. I can knit all I want now, too. The boot socks are on the way to the toes but slowly. That yarn is so Teeny that I'm now struggling a little. I got a laugh though when thinking of that bit in Huckleberry Finnabout the boy dressed up as a woman and fetching the eye of the needle up to the thread. Not quite the same but as comical as struggling with tiny yarn and a gimpy limb.

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WendyB
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Posted - 06/13/2006 :  06:39:41 AM  Show Profile Send WendyB a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Progress...drum roll please - except for the Kitchener stitching at the end, ***I am done*** with the first sock (picture coming in the next couple of days), and then must cast on for the next one right away!

Lella, I really hope your hand is not hurting anymore.

Edited to say: Here is my infamous single seven-month sock. I called my stepson to tell him the good news. He said "Why don't you stop now, and I can use the one sock as a Christmas stocking," but I said "No way" (I'm stubborn sometimes).
Just to prove that I haven't just been incredibly lazy, I've made this (Lacy Prairie Shawl) and this (Branching Out - shown blocking), plus other things, inbetween Christmas and now.
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lella
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Posted - 06/14/2006 :  8:52:39 PM  Show Profile Send lella a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Bugles, too! Oh is that ever a pretty sock! Congratulations, Wendy! wtg!

I want some of that color. Yummy! I was Lol over what your stepson said. He's going to be so happy with them. Your scarf and shawl are beautiful, too. You? Lazy? That'll be the day.

I sooo want to make a Birch with some of my FiberDen yarn, but promised myself I'd finish the aran Isle sweater first. Then comes Birch! I'm sure there will be more little socks on the way soon, too. Cotton ones...

My hand will hurt for awhile.. four months is the latest estimate from the PT, so it's time to just suck it up and do those little daily sets with no windging. heehee. Being allowed to knit is a great blessing. Thanks for your good wishes. I could feel them protecting me while I was being "tortured" today.



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WendyB
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Posted - 06/27/2006 :  08:11:58 AM  Show Profile Send WendyB a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm on the home stretch now with my second Meilenweit Megaboot Stretch sock (the foot part), with about four inches to go, I'd say. The socks do look lovely, if I say so myself - not exact matches, but they match in spirit (colorway), and I think I like them better because of it.

Is anybody out there like me (semi-newbie or not) making progress with their slow-going socks? Although I'm sock-challenged, I feel like the tortoise who wins in the end.

P.S. to Lella: DH followup: he just won the gold at the regional championships, yet it was QUITE a learning experience for him.
P.P.S. Hope you are feeling less/no pain in your hand. Will look forward to seeing pictures of your upcoming finished projects.
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Cecioboe
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Posted - 06/27/2006 :  12:26:21 PM  Show Profile Send Cecioboe a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Congrats, Wendy B! And Lella, glad you are knitting again.

May I join the sockalong? We are about to take a short vacation and socks are the perfectly portable project for the trip... I am planning another pair of Embossed Leaves in a buttery yellow.


Ceci

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WendyB
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Posted - 06/27/2006 :  12:42:16 PM  Show Profile Send WendyB a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks :) That's great Ceci. I found a picture of Embossed Leaves socks. What a pretty pattern.
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lella
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Posted - 06/29/2006 :  01:10:51 AM  Show Profile Send lella a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi Ceci and Please do join in. There's no end to the sockalong, here. Always an open door to siderial space. You know, the place where emails fall into when they go walk-about. Buttery yellow sounds very beautiful for the embossed leaves pattern.

I'll be doing a couple of shorty cotton pairs for my DD and then some autumn leaves as soon as I start knitting a sweater WIP. Variety saves Sanity.

Wendy, a Gold Metal for DH! I am thrilled for him. I hope that his confidence in that ankle stays solid. I was telling the "foot" man at PT today about someone I knew of who had broken his ankle and was a skater headed to the Nationals. And about what courage I'd gained just from knowing he'd came back from an even worse injury than any wrist. The therapist was ear to ear smiles because they are always happy to hear what can be accomplish, with grit, guts and determination, in the face of injury. My wrist is healing up great, too. I can keep knitting a little bit each day, too.

I think the Meilenweit MegaBoot yarn always look great, whether they are twins or not. It's just beautiful yarn. For me, slow progress happens in summer. There's so much to do. It's been 100 degrees in the shade hear for three days running so I've not been knitting a stitch.



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BTabbert
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Posted - 07/12/2006 :  09:02:41 AM  Show Profile Send BTabbert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Is this still going? I love to knit socks and would enjoy joining. I'm working on three pairs right now for a friend with MS who loves cozy hand-knit socks for her often cold toesies. I'll tell you all about them if I hear back.
Barbara
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WendyB
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Posted - 07/12/2006 :  09:40:24 AM  Show Profile Send WendyB a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Barbara, sure it's still going. Which ones are you working on? I started the Bavarian Twisted Stitch socks pattern from Cat Bordhi's book, Socks that Soar on Two Circular Needles. I'm using Socks That Rock yarn in Periwinkle. I also have Socks That Rock Ruby Slippers, but the light Periwinkle shows the stitch definition better.
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