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Mad About Wool
01-19-2006, 11:29 AM
I was wondering if anyone besides me is working on or has tried knitting socks per the Queen Kahuna (http://www.queenkahuna-creations.com) 2 toe up socks on 2 circulars method? Here is my progress so far. (Yes, there are heels, but am I too shy to show them yet!)

Lana
01-19-2006, 11:35 AM
I've been shying away from socks, because I like to do anything that there has to be two the same,
at the same time.

I haven't tried doing one thing on two circulars yet. But I'm getting tempted. :frog:

Jaxhil
01-19-2006, 12:11 PM
Wow, your socks look GREAT!

I haven't tried it yet, but I would want to do it this way too-then I'd never have to face the dreaded "sss" lol!

Mad About Wool
01-19-2006, 12:18 PM
I've been shying away from socks, because I like to do anything that there has to be two the same,
at the same time.

I haven't tried doing one thing on two circulars yet. But I'm getting tempted. :frog:

Well, you definitely could make them match with this method. Exactly!! I can't wait to try a striped pair :rofling:

And thank you very much, Hilary! Those are my favorite colors. Funny, I had SSS with my first couple of pair of socks, then promptly got over it, since I totally love wearing hand knitted socks. :heart:

Lana
01-19-2006, 12:27 PM
Thanks for posting that picture!
I contimplated while I showered :study: and
I FINALLY GET IT!!! :wall:

gardenmommy
01-19-2006, 12:28 PM
:inlove: Love those colors! What yarn is that or did you dye it yourself?

I saw that book the other day and was definitely curious! I want to try a "regular" sock first before tackling two at the same time though, especially getting down the heel portion.

margie
01-19-2006, 12:30 PM
Carolyn, your socks look great!! I have knitted socks on circs, but one at a time, and not toe-up. I like the idea of having both socks done at the same time!! :thumbsup:

Mad About Wool
01-19-2006, 12:31 PM
The yarn is Jawoll Sock Yarn. I "think" I bought it in Tallahassee, Florida. Not all that many stores carry it, but it is nice yarn, especially after it is washed and softens up some.

Mad About Wool
01-19-2006, 12:37 PM
Carolyn, your socks look great!! I have knitted socks on circs, but one at a time, and not toe-up. I like the idea of having both socks done at the same time!! :thumbsup:

:blush: Oh, thank you so much, Margie. I am loving the fact that I can just knit and knit until I actually run out of yarn and don't have to skimp on the cuff length! The book contains a whole lot of "reading", but it is very intuitive and if you have knit socks before, you can skim parts of it. AND for anyone who has NOT knitted socks before, it is still really easy to "get it" - she does a marvelous job explaining the technique.

And BTW, love the llamas in you avatar, Margie! Are they yours?

Jenelle
01-19-2006, 12:40 PM
Very cute socks! I love that color! :inlove:

Angelia
01-19-2006, 12:50 PM
Ooh, those look lovely! :thumbsup:

I haven't tried toe-up yet or two at a time--it's next on my list...behind about 40 other things. :rollseyes:

njknitter
01-19-2006, 01:20 PM
Very cool project :happydance: ! I did 2 socks on 2 circulars (http://www.socknitters.com/2circs/index.htm) that are cuff down. I'd love to try the toe up method....no kitchner stitch to do, right?

I also love having both done at the same time!!

Lynn

KellyK
01-19-2006, 01:44 PM
Those look FANNNTASTIC!

And those COLORS!!!!! :inlove: What yarn is that???

Mad About Wool
01-19-2006, 01:55 PM
That's right Lynn. No Kitchener! (Even though I am one of those weirdos who actually LIKE to do Kitcherer!) If you have already done 2 socks on 2 circulars, it would be easy for you to do this.

Angelia, I hear you... I had been wanting to try this for a long time. There are still things I want to learn/try, but since I have taken up spinning and dyeing, too, there is just not enough time to do everything I want to do.

Kelly, the yarn is Jawoll sock yarn.

Thank you everyone for all the nice things you have said about my socks.
:happydance:

Angelia
01-19-2006, 02:31 PM
I like Kitchener, too! There's something so wonderfully magical about it! And after the first couple of times, it's not hard at all! (It's getting through those first couple of times that's the tricky bit ;))

margie
01-19-2006, 03:00 PM
And BTW, love the llamas in you avatar, Margie! Are they yours?

No, they aren't mine- as much as I wish they were!! They belong to my cousin, who lives in Oregon. I should be getting a box sometime soon with llama fleeces from her! :happydance:

Amber
01-19-2006, 03:57 PM
I haven't tried that method yet. Haven't been brave enough to attempt socks at all yet (soon...soon). But, they look fabulous!! :thumbsup:

rebecca
01-19-2006, 06:58 PM
:D socks are too cute :cheering: :cheering:

Mad About Wool
01-20-2006, 12:44 AM
Aww... :blush:

And yay! for nice llama fleece, Margie. I'll bet you are excited.

Mad About Wool
01-25-2006, 08:44 PM
So here is how they finally turned out:

Danielle
01-25-2006, 08:56 PM
Great job!! I love the colors! :inlove:

Ingrid
01-25-2006, 09:58 PM
Very clever and great socks! :cheering: Kudos to you!!

blueeyes28
01-25-2006, 10:15 PM
I love those!! :inlove: :inlove:

Mad About Wool
01-25-2006, 10:17 PM
Thanks so much!

margie
01-25-2006, 10:39 PM
Carolyn, the socks turned out great!! I love the pattern that the yarn made.
:cheering:

KristiMetz
01-26-2006, 12:14 AM
Love the socks! They look great!

I can't figure out what everyone is talking about in regards to "sss" though. :??

dustinac
01-26-2006, 09:44 AM
:cheering: Great job!!! I have my sock yarn and pattern but I haven't tried it yet LOL I've had it since Oct. :shock: I really would like to try this method... I love the color!!!

Mad About Wool
01-27-2006, 12:44 AM
Thanks a lot, everyone, again!!!

( Kristi, a lot of people don't like to knit two of the same thing, thus, the second sock syndrome. They just don't seem to be able to get started on sock #2. )