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Silver
03-05-2007, 02:31 PM
Would anyone volunteer to proof read my new sock knitting tutorial? The first draft is ready and I need an unbiased eye to read through and make sure it all makes sense and that I didn't forget anything important. My mind can easily turn to mush when I'm editing photos and writing the HTML page all while trying to write the tutorial, you know?

I'd like a few different people to read it, but you need to be experienced enough to be able to see if I've missed something important. This is my two toe-up socks on a magic loop tutorial.

Hopefully I can get it online this week sometime, and your help would be SOOOOO appreciated!
:hug:

auburnchick
03-05-2007, 02:42 PM
Would anyone volunteer to proof read my new sock knitting tutorial? The first draft is ready and I need an unbiased eye to read through and make sure it all makes sense and that I didn't forget anything important. My mind can easily turn to mush when I'm editing photos and writing the HTML page all while trying to write the tutorial, you know?

I'd like a few different people to read it, but you need to be experienced enough to be able to see if I've missed something important. This is my two toe-up socks on a magic loop tutorial.

Hopefully I can get it online this week sometime, and your help would be SOOOOO appreciated!
:hug:

I wouldn't call myself exceptionally experienced, but I am almost done with my third pair of socks.

I would love to read through the instructions, follow along, since I just bought long cables JUST for this reason, and provide feedback.

PM me if you want.

Thanks!

SandraEllen
03-05-2007, 03:02 PM
I've only made a 3 pairs of socks, but i'm a pretty darn good proofreader. I'd be more than happy to help.

Knitting_Guy
03-05-2007, 03:13 PM
As I've never done any toe up socks, I'll have to trust ya.

Stonington
03-05-2007, 03:59 PM
Silver,
This is so exciting.. I learned using your tutorial and have wanted to try the toe-ups! Thanks for all you do.

anne

MaryS
03-05-2007, 05:05 PM
Silver,

I've never done any Magic Loop, but I've done 3 or 4 pair of toe up socks.
If I can be of any help I'll be glad to proofread.

PM me if I can help!

Mary

kemp
03-05-2007, 05:49 PM
Hey Silver! Toe up is my preferred method and I've done several. Let me know if you still need a proof reader :)

Silver
03-05-2007, 06:33 PM
Thanks for the help everyone! :)

hunterjenn
03-05-2007, 06:37 PM
Yay! I just started some with this techique, but decided to wait until the tutorial's ready before I do the heels. Can't wait to see it when it's done!

kitkat
03-05-2007, 07:56 PM
I have crossed over to the dark side of circulars vs dpn's but no experience in toe up or ML....but I am very anxious to see this!

Silver
03-05-2007, 09:39 PM
Soon... very soon! :happydance:

five_six
03-05-2007, 10:00 PM
If you need someone to proofread still, I'm willing. I only do toe up magic loop socks, so maybe I can help... :shrug:

DreamWeaver
03-05-2007, 10:02 PM
*exited squee* I can't wait :happydance:

We all are in awe of your awsomeness, Silver :notworthy:

1to1
03-07-2007, 12:00 PM
:woohoo: :cheering: I am anxiously waiting . :woohoo: :cheering:

I'm one of those that said, "I'll never make socks." My 11yoDD made a pair and had fun with it so I'd like to give it a try once you get your tutorial finished.

Thanks for everything that you are putting into this. :notworthy: :thumbsup:

Chel
03-07-2007, 12:13 PM
Silver,

Thanks so much for your tutorials. :muah: You are sooo loved and appreciated for the time and energy you put into this.

:) Think about it... knitting makes people happy... knitting socks gives a sense of accomplishment and fulfillment, receiving knitted socks from a loved one makes you feel all warm and smooshy inside... its a ripple effect. Your sock tutorials make the world a better place.


Now, having said all that, before the tutorial is released, could you please tell me the size needles your tutorial requires so I can go get them now. I want to start the moment the instructions are released, so I need to be prepared. I can not wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Silver
03-07-2007, 12:28 PM
Think about it... knitting makes people happy... knitting socks gives a sense of accomplishment and fulfillment, receiving knitted socks from a loved one makes you feel all warm and smooshy inside... its a ripple effect. Your sock tutorials make the world a better place.
Well that's just the greatest compliment I've heard about my sock tutorials! I'm making the world a better place, one sock at a time! :hug:

For those of you who just can't wait, here's the intro info including the supplies list. I think this is going online later today, so you better go get your needles now! LOL


This tutorial is for the knitter who has sucessfully knit at least one pair of socks before, and has a fair bit of prior knitting experience. If you've never knit a sock before, I HIGHLY recommend you go back and choose an easier tutorial. Knitting two socks at one time can quickly become messy if you're not calm and patient and have a bit of understanding with the yarn. You will be working with two balls of yarn at one time, and they WILL tangle around each other if you do not stay on top of it. If you are prone to giving up in a fit of frustration, or due to anxiety attacks, perhaps you should consider knitting socks one at a time. If you're still here.... proceed at your own risk, and good luck!

Because this tutorial is somewhat challenging, I will be working with only one type of yarn, worsted weight. After you successfully knit a pair of socks in worsted weight, you will be able to apply this 2-socks-at-once technique to almost any toe-up sock pattern.


*** PLEASE take a moment to visit KnittingHelp.com and watch Amy's video on knitting on a magic loop. Watching this video is invaluable in helping you understand how to maneuver your needles during this tutorial.
The video is found here: http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/advanced_techniques/
(It is the 4th video listed called "Magic Loop Knitting")


Supplies Needed

Worsted weight yarn - approx 225 - 350 yards in 2 separate balls
Amount of yarn needed depends on how long you want the leg portion.
For this tutorial, I knit pair of over-the-calf socks for my husband's size 10.5 feet with 330 yards (3 balls of Knit Picks' Swish Superwash in Navy)

A Size 5 or 6 circular needle, at least 40 inches long
The longer the needle, the better. Also, a thin, supple cable is very, very important. I recommend Knit Picks Options or Addi Turbos. Using a different brand of needle may result in more challenges!! I used Knit Picks Options size 5 needles on the 47" cable.

You will also need
one split ring stitch marker, saftey pin or scrap of yarn
a tapestry or yarn needle
a ruler or measuring tape
and lots and lots of PATIENCE