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Jan in CA
04-23-2006, 06:16 PM
I used Silver's Tutorial (http://www.cometosilver.com/socks/SockClass_Beginning.htm) and Knit Picks Parade in Plum (http://www.knitpicks.com/yarns/itemid_5420135/yarn_display.aspx). Also used size 4 bamboo DPN's. The tutorial was easy to follow once I learned how to use DPN's. The yarn isn't as soft as I'd hoped, but after washing it does feel better. I can feel the texture of the stitches on my feet so a smaller needle and finer yarn probably makes better socks..at least for me.

TADA!
http://purrcat-jan.smugmug.com/photos/65891364-M.jpg

Ingrid
04-23-2006, 06:19 PM
:cheering: Hurray for you! They look fantastic1 :thumbsup:

CateKnits
04-23-2006, 06:20 PM
Yay! :cheering: They might get softer after you've worn them a few times, too. I haven't finished my Parade socks yet, but my other socks have gotten softer after being rubbed in shoes.

bjc1050
04-23-2006, 06:30 PM
They look great! :thumbsup:

rebecca
04-23-2006, 06:39 PM
:cheering: :happydance: :cheering: FANTASTIC socks :happydance: :cheering: :happydance:

knit-a-holic
04-23-2006, 06:40 PM
Those look great! I need to venture off to the world of knitting socks! :D

Danielle
04-23-2006, 06:51 PM
:cheering: :cheering: :cheering:
Great job! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: I love the colors!

Amber
04-23-2006, 08:59 PM
They look great! I'm close to finishing my first pair of socks using Silver's tutorial as well -- she does such a great job of explaining everything.

momwolf
04-23-2006, 09:01 PM
so you finally took the big step :happydance: the socks look Marrrrrrrrrrrvelous !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!http://bestsmileys.com/flashing/1.gif

ebrperk
04-23-2006, 10:48 PM
They look great. They look like they were commercial socks and not handmade. You did a great job.

knitaholic
04-23-2006, 11:17 PM
Looks great--you did a wonderful job!

Knitaholic :thumbsup:

mks22300
04-23-2006, 11:28 PM
Those look wonderful!! :cheering:
I too need to venture off into the world of sock making. Guess that means I should learn how to use dpn's.

Jan in CA
04-23-2006, 11:29 PM
Those look wonderful!! :cheering:
I too need to venture off into the world of sock making. Guess that means I should learn how to use dpn's.

Bamboo...can't stress it enough for learning to use them. :roflhard:

CindyH
04-24-2006, 12:56 AM
Nice job - they look great!

cozy
04-24-2006, 09:08 AM
Aren't socks wonderful? You did a fantastic job on your first pair, congrats!!

And the addiction begins... ;)

ShellChelle
04-24-2006, 09:34 AM
Congrats :cheering: . . . they look great! What an inspiration. . . I started the silver tutorial this weekend with a self-striping yarn, too. I hope mine look as good as yours do when I am finished!

sara_jayne
04-24-2006, 09:59 AM
Great job Jan!

Fudgie
04-24-2006, 10:04 AM
Dude check out the socks! :thumbsup: They are really good! Well done you! :heart: :XX: :cheering:

mulene
04-24-2006, 10:25 AM
Woot Jan! They look fabulous! :cheering: I'm working through Silver's tutorial at the moment using an acrylic DK yarn as a 'tester' sock. I managed to get some cheap cashmere/cotton blend wool at the weekend which comes with a free fingering weight pure cashmere wool as a bonus. I want to try a sock on the home made dpns with this acrylic to practice then hit the cashmere =D

Your socks look gorgeous, hope mine turn out as well! :XX:

CarmenIbanez
04-24-2006, 02:02 PM
Those are awesome!

margie
04-24-2006, 02:31 PM
They look perfect!!!!! :cheering:

Cristy
04-24-2006, 04:18 PM
awesome! YAY!

jamadian75
04-26-2006, 02:35 PM
:heart: :heart:

They are dreeeeeeamy!!

I second, third and 16th what's been said already. Way to GO!!

Secksiebrat
04-26-2006, 04:19 PM
They are beautiful. Congrats to you! I can't wait to get started!

~danielle~

nicolethegeek
04-26-2006, 07:26 PM
Those look terrific! Great Job! :thumbsup:

Pixywhispers
04-27-2006, 12:41 AM
Jan, They are flawless! Your stitches on DPNS are (looking for Thesaurus) obsenely perfect. Beautiful job Jan.

LeslieA
04-27-2006, 06:05 PM
Jan those look great! I love the colors. I guess I'm gonna have to take the plunge. :happydance:

Jan in CA
04-27-2006, 06:28 PM
Wow! :shock: Thanks for the kind words everyone! :heart:

kemp
04-28-2006, 08:54 AM
Wow, Jan...they look great! I find all of my handknit socks have gotten softer after a couple of wearings/washes

Ellen Edwards
04-29-2006, 05:43 PM
They're beautiful, Jan!! Love the color--great job!