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N0obKnitter
04-14-2013, 10:09 PM
Using pattern from my Ann Budd sock book...the yarn is Felici - bought it a looonng time ago!

salmonmac
04-15-2013, 05:53 AM
Nothing plain, ole about socks knit with that yarn. I'm thinking they'll be spectacular.

Woodi
04-15-2013, 07:49 AM
Like the color! can you please post more pics as you go along? ....curious to see how it develops.

Antares
04-15-2013, 08:33 AM
Neon lime green--that's not "plain ole" in any of my books!

Yes, I'd like to see some progress, too. These are going to be a treat to see.

nonny2t
04-15-2013, 08:51 AM
I agree. You can't possibly have plain ole socks with that yarn. You will be able to walk around at night without a flashlight! lol I love the color!!!

N0obKnitter
04-15-2013, 10:23 AM
I like strong colours. Lol

I'm strongly drawn to saturated colours - our bedroom is painted a rich deep blue and dh's office is painted a rich green.
http://www.ravelry.com/people/KnitCrochetWin/stash/felici-2 it's this yarb. Greeeeeen veggies.

N0obKnitter
04-15-2013, 10:25 AM
I will, Woodi. It's slow going with skinny yarn and a demanding 6 week old. Also, I'm having trouble seeing the stitches even with my glasses on. Been two years since I had my eyesight checked.

GrumpyGramma
04-15-2013, 04:08 PM
Cool way to get your veggies! What size needles are you using? I love day-glo neon socks, I'm planning some psychedelic ones.

ArtLady1981
04-15-2013, 10:10 PM
Nothin' plain about such a colorful sock!

N0obKnitter
04-16-2013, 10:33 AM
Cool way to get your veggies! What size needles are you using? I love day-glo neon socks, I'm planning some psychedelic ones.

http://www.doneroving.com/fundyfootsee.htm
Size 1.

I bought a skein of psycho colour sock yarn ages ago...it's called Footee or something. It's like hot pink, bright blue....hee hee. Life is too short for boring!

GrumpyGramma
04-16-2013, 10:35 AM
Size 1.

I bought a skein of psycho colour sock yarn ages ago...it's called Footee or something. It's like hot pink, bright blue....hee hee. Life is too short for boring!

When I use sz. 2 needles I go down to sz 0 for the cuff. But I go toe up not cuff down. Do you go up a size or 2 for the foot?

N0obKnitter
04-17-2013, 09:06 AM
No but...this is my first skinny yarn sock. I've only completed worsted weight socks before.

:O

GrumpyGramma
04-17-2013, 10:08 AM
I was just curious. I wonder how other people do things. Skinny yarn takes some getting used to but now I like working with it.

Woodi
04-17-2013, 01:52 PM
Noobknitter: you have a six-week old? I'm surprised you can find time for this forum, but am sure the break from caregiving is much needed.

N0obKnitter
04-17-2013, 08:27 PM
I have a smart phone. When DD is nursing (a lot) I can post, watch YouTube videos etc. :-)

N0obKnitter
04-17-2013, 08:29 PM
Eat your green veggies! (Sorry about our scratched plates!)

LongShanks
04-17-2013, 08:55 PM
Plain olde socks in the same way Michelangelo did plain olde finger painting.

Jan in CA
04-17-2013, 08:56 PM
Oh, thats pretty!!

Dishwashers tend to scratch plates. Ugh. Barkeepers Friend can probably get rid of it. That stuff is amazing! I use it to remove those same scratches from my porcelain sinks and also use it on pans with stuck on food. We have the non stick type (DH doesn't like non stick or Teflon ).

GrumpyGramma
04-17-2013, 08:56 PM
Lookin' good! If you can knit while nursing baby I'd think that's good for both of you, it relaxes you and a relaxed mom makes for better nursing for baby. Enjoy the combo until she starts grabbing everything. :)

KnitandPurl
04-17-2013, 10:15 PM
Nice color combinations. I'm starting a sock project but I think I'll be more conservative. For some reason, I don't want to draw too much attention to my ankles. :noway:

N0obKnitter
04-20-2013, 12:43 PM
Heel completed. Gusset sts picked up. Decreasing started. I find the Heel shaping stressful so I ate a piece of chocolate before I started it. I danced a wee jig like an idiot when I was done.

:roflhard:

GrumpyGramma
04-20-2013, 12:50 PM
:cheering: :cheering: :cheering:
I've not done a heel flap, I've gotten pretty good at the short row heel.

Jan in CA
04-20-2013, 01:48 PM
Heel completed. Gusset sts picked up. Decreasing started. I find the Heel shaping stressful so I ate a piece of chocolate before I started it. I danced a wee jig like an idiot when I was done.

:roflhard:

:roflhard: mmmm chocolate!

N0obKnitter
04-23-2013, 10:00 PM
The foot is taking awhile...I hope to be ready to dec the toe tomorrow (I'm huge at nearly 5'9...don't have small feet even though I'm a woman ugh.)

GrumpyGramma
04-23-2013, 10:12 PM
The foot is taking awhile...I hope to be ready to dec the toe tomorrow (I'm huge at nearly 5'9...don't have small feet even though I'm a woman ugh.)


5' 9" huh? I think you mean tall, I think that's what my feet measure. No, that's size 9.5. Still, no matter how you look at it I have big feet and I'm not as tall as you. Hand knitting lets me have socks fit as I want them to and that's a real treat! I bet you understand that.

You said you found the heel stressful, I wonder if a different style of heel would be less stressful for you. Or maybe you've practiced enough now that it won't be so stressful and learning a new style would be.

N0obKnitter
04-24-2013, 06:13 AM
This is my fifth pair and my first in fingering weight. :-)

HeathersHobbies
04-24-2013, 07:02 AM
Are socks easy? I want to make a pair for myself. I would have to use a men's pattern because I have enormous feet :teehee: I am in a US size 12 in woman's. I am also 5'9" so don't feel so bad.

GrumpyGramma
04-24-2013, 12:09 PM
Are socks easy? I want to make a pair for myself. I would have to use a men's pattern because I have enormous feet :teehee: I am in a US size 12 in woman's. I am also 5'9" so don't feel so bad.


Easy is a relative term. I find them pretty easy. If fit is what you're after, try Lifestyle socks, skip the pattern, and go straight to comfy socks.

This site has a video for casting on for the toe (no grafting!), there is one for doing the heel, and a bind off. You can make a sock with just these to show you how. Between the toe and heel it's just knitting in the round, above the heel it's knitting in the round, probably you'd do ribbing.
Lifestyle Socks: Videos (http://pulsh.blogspot.com/2009/05/lifestyle-socks-videos.html)
There are other cast on and heel methods too. You can customize your socks to suit yourself.

Cathena
04-25-2013, 09:47 AM
I've wanted to make myself a pair of socks for a while now, but it looked so intimidating. Now that I'm (kinda-sorta) between projects, I might have to try making a pair.

And, I know if I get stuck, I have an awesome support team waiting to help! I owe thanks to many on this forum, I've been reading it for atleast 3 years and finally created an account today :woot:

I taught myself to knit after becoming pregnant with my daughter (and I still haven't finished that blanket :-x) but have always found the help I needed here, either in a video or a forum.

Anyway.... I love the colors in the yarn and can't wait to see how they turn out!

GrumpyGramma
04-25-2013, 10:24 AM
Hi, Cathena, I'm so glad you de-lurked! You'll find lots of help here addressing your concerns directly now, just ask! Socks are great because they're small and portable, you can use all kinds of crazy colors, and just about the time you think you have a pretty good idea of what you're doing there will be another heel or toe method to try. Definitely not boring. Hand knit socks feel so luxurious too. Your feet will thank you.

N0obKnitter
04-25-2013, 12:17 PM
First sock completed
Second sock OTN.

Pics to come...

N0obKnitter
04-25-2013, 03:43 PM
Terrifyingly, the toe grafting came UNDONE! in a panic, I McGyvered it. Lol

N0obKnitter
04-29-2013, 07:24 PM
Plugging away on sock #2. Cuff completed, starting leg portion. Will probably start heel flap tonight. :-)

GrumpyGramma
04-29-2013, 07:53 PM
Terrifyingly, the toe grafting came UNDONE! in a panic, I McGyvered it. Lol


So...What would MacGyver do?

No SSS with you! :thumbsup:

N0obKnitter
05-14-2013, 11:56 AM
Heel and decreasing done. Knitting the foot now. I'm alternating between my sock and Dh's sock.

N0obKnitter
05-15-2013, 03:45 PM
Finally!