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DorothyDot
09-24-2007, 08:26 PM
My bro-in-law will get these for Christmas.

I've done this pattern for almost 50 years and have it by memory. It's great.

Jan in CA
09-25-2007, 01:26 AM
What a nice gift! :thumbsup:

Debkcs
09-25-2007, 02:40 AM
Those are lovely! I've been struggling with socks, even with Silver's tutorial. Is the pattern an easy one?

dustinac
09-25-2007, 11:15 AM
They look great :happydance:

MerigoldinWA
09-25-2007, 12:16 PM
Nice! I would like to have seen the finished sock laid out a little straighter where we could see all its specialness better. :-) Love your yarn.

Do you play the harp?

DorothyDot
09-25-2007, 03:03 PM
Thanks. Yes to all questions.

Yes, I learned this pattern when I was 10 years old. Be happy to help out if you have any questions. Socks are really just 2 tubes connected by a heel... with one end shut off for toes. My hubby likes to wear thongs with socks (i.e., flip-flops) so I once knitted him a pair with like a "thumb" for the big toe. Worked out okay, looks totally weird!

And yes, I play the Celtic harp. In that photo, it was for one of my co-worker's retirement function. Should see me in my goofy St. Patrick's Day over-sized Irish hat.
Dot

callmesusan
09-25-2007, 06:28 PM
What a lucky man!

Pat in Ca
09-25-2007, 07:54 PM
I wish I could do a sock pattern by memory... I had a hard time doing one with a pattern...is your pattern easier that others?

DorothyDot
09-26-2007, 08:50 AM
Well, I don't have much problem with the sock pattern. Turning the heel is the trick, but there are ways to fudge some if you goof up a tiny bit.

Once you've done one heel, you've got the basics down for most all the heels.

Be glad to help if you have any specific issues.
Dot