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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:47 pm    Post subject: The first pair Reply with quote

Pair one, sock one, cast on 56 stitches, did 3 or 4 rows yesterday evening. I have decided to go with the sockulator sock, just a basic sock. The yarn is sort of cranberry switching to peach n it's on bamboo needles, The peach on the bamboo is making me blind Shocked . I think I need even better light.
I'll get fancy with later sock pairs. Right now I'm just doing a basic ribbed cuff pair for my first.
Will keep ya'll updated.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good for you!!!

When I need more light, I use a 'head light'... They're made for hunters, and found in the sporting goods dept. I put it around my neck, and beam the light just where I need it to see the stitches better...

It also makes a great hands-free flashlight when the power's off..
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a great little high powered light that is on the table where I usually sit to work but ,' the games,' were on last night n my DS unseated me to watch them (Jets lost, thank goodness, now the Super Bowl'll not be such a big deal here). Hopefully it will be easier to see sitting in my chair tonight.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, that was a false start, frogged it. I was on #5 needles and it was far too lacy. I went into Westfield today to pick up a pair of #2 bamboos. Even the swatch looks better now Very Happy . Need to recalculate n then restart . . . the #2s are such tiny needles!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't wait to see pics of your progress !
If I can do socks then so can you, keep at it Knancy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Going downstairs to cast on, 80 stitches this time . . . These needles look like they belong in a doll house they are so tiny, Laughing I guess I am used to such fat needles that this size is just plain wierd for me. I'll get at it tho. I'll cast on n get a few rows done tonight.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good that you're going for it - I am a sockless knitter but I admire those who do knit them
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Knancy.
80 stitches sounds like an awful lot. The most I have ever used for socks was 72 stitches. The cuff/ribbing always looks very small when you first start, but make sure it does not get too big.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Knancy, it has taken me a long time to make freinds with sock knitting, we still argue quite a bit. I was so please when GA mentioned the sock-U-Lator that I told all of my other knitting friends about it. I am working on a pair also so we can do it together. Very Happy I tend to get second sock syndrome! I am making this pair for someone so I hope it keeps me going.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have several friends who prefer to do socks on dpns.. so they get two sets, and do the toe on one.. then the toe on the other... then the foot.. then the heel... And generally get both done in a timely manner...
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The sock-u-lator gave me 80 stitches. It is a rather fine yarn n # 2 dpns. It looks about right, just eyeballing it that is. I have an absurdl high instep, the measurment was 9 inches around!!!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK I've done the top of the wock n split the stitches on a holding pin and the other half on a working needle. The instructions are a bit strange tho. They seem to be saying to turn the work after just three stitches. Then do anotehr three stitches n trun again? It feels wrong, I have a feeling that I should knit or purl to the end of the row before turning. Are the inst. incomplete, leaving out the phrase 'knit to the end of the row', or should I make the two turns n work the stitches all on the same spot? (That would make a bit of a clump, no?)
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know the instructions sound strange, but just trust them.

Having worked the heel flap, you'll now be working the little bit which cups the ball of your foot.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's only when you've knit a couple of pairs that you begin to understand what you are really doing.

As Kathryn says, just trust the instructions.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What Kathryn and Yvonne are saying is true...

The pattern that I use tells me to knit across 31 stitches.. then turn and purl 7, turn and knit 8.. so on and so forth... This creates the 'cup' that snugs around the heel of the foot... Eventually, you'll work out until all the stitches have been worked, and you're back to knitting in the round...
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