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Hsiaokuo62
12-23-2006, 08:06 PM
Here are my last 2 FOs...

Started the red/multi ones ages ago, on 2 circs (size 2), but ended up taking them off onto dpns out of sheer frustration. The yarn (Dancing by KP) is stretchy and kept catching on the addi naturals... I was unhappy with both.

The beige/cream/blue ones are from Regia yarn, made on size 1 addi natural dpns. I enjoyed these needles. This yarn is meant to be very sturdy, but was not as fun to knit as a softer yarn would be.

Petals
12-23-2006, 09:27 PM
Beautiful job on both. :cheering:

mwedzi
12-24-2006, 12:40 PM
They both look great, but I really like the Regia ones. :cheering:

Hsiaokuo62
12-24-2006, 02:37 PM
Nikki--Everytime I see your list of accomplishments you'd like by your 1st knitversary i am inspired! I need my own list, it would have to be my 2nd or 3rd? :shrug:

sara_jayne
12-24-2006, 03:02 PM
Wonderful job!

Doublereeder2
12-24-2006, 04:04 PM
ooooh! They look great! :cheering: :cheering:

Lighting57
12-24-2006, 04:19 PM
If you made these socks from the toe up, please tell what method of binding off you used. Each method I use doesn't seem to stretch enough without being too tight.

BTW, your socks look great. Can you post directions for the socks or a link to the pattern if it was a free one?

Thanks and Merry Christmas.

Hsiaokuo62
12-24-2006, 04:51 PM
Lighting,
Both of the pairs of socks were made top-down.I have not tried toe-up yet but when i do I'll use the *Sensational Socks* book by Charlene Schurch since I trust her methods.

For the socks in *dancing* I used Nenah Galati's DVD on knitting 2 socks on 2 circs, until I couldn't stand it anymore and transferred them to dpns. For the Regia socks I used the Thuja pattern from Knitty.com adapted to sockweight yarn by following the Silver Sock Tutorial - just google it and it will give you the link.

Hope that helps! Merry Christmas!

Jan in CA
12-24-2006, 07:17 PM
Those are gorgeous socks!

mystery
12-26-2006, 02:14 PM
I can't wait until I get brave enough to make something like that... I love how they turned out, good job!

Ronda
12-26-2006, 08:20 PM
:cheering: :cheering:

Georgiasmama
12-27-2006, 07:07 PM
WOOHOO for socks! I wish I had some of those on my feet right now. well i have socks on just my dh's.

Great job! makes me want to get to knittin!

MarDi
12-28-2006, 03:03 AM
The socks are beautiful...I'm trying to get up the courage to attempt some sock knitting very soon!

Hsiaokuo62
12-28-2006, 11:02 AM
Well, it's not that hard - I know I was intimidated at first too. Check out Amy's video clip on knitting in the round (on this site!), that's a good start!

Cristy
12-28-2006, 08:44 PM
beautiful work--I love the brown ones!

jamadian75
12-29-2006, 09:15 PM
Wow - I agree with a former commenter, both are well done, but I LOVE the colors in the Regia pair :inlove:
Great job!