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Solargirl
11-05-2007, 07:48 PM
I'm pleased as punch with these! These socks were actually one of the winners in the TNNA "Stitch 'n Pitch" knitting contest this summer, and rumor has it the pattern is supposed to be published soon in "Craft" magazine. (At least I darn well hope it gets published; I spent a month and 22 pages writing the darn thing!)

You'll notice I have socks from a couple of different teams (including the Colorado Rockies. Would you believe I finished the second sock just in time to wear to the tiebreaker that put them in the playoffs, and wore them to all games all the way through, including the World Series? I'd like to think the socks had something to do with them making it, although I'm still bummed about the Series loss...) I actually managed to finagle the pattern so that logos of 26 of the 30 MLB teams will work on the socks.

Not only that, but I designed a couple different ways of knitting the socks. One version is regular stranded knitting, which is fairly easy, but doesn't stretch much. The other version doesn't strand the contrast color behind the main color, and instead uses a technique called "festive knitting" (See Mary Thomas' book) so that the stripes with the logos can work in the round. Those are great, in that they're wonderfully stretchy, but "festive knitting" can take a little getting used to.

Well, I hope everybody likes these. I know I've enjoyed making them!

Jan in CA
11-05-2007, 08:01 PM
:passedout: Beautiful!

DeAnzaJig
11-05-2007, 09:10 PM
Those are incredible!!!! :cheering:

knitgal
11-05-2007, 09:17 PM
Wow...congrats on the contest win! I can't even get through one sock, let along writing a patern for them...Great job!

dustinac
11-05-2007, 09:22 PM
:woot: Congrats!! They are stunning....:woot:

dip's mom
11-05-2007, 09:56 PM
those are wonderful -- even the soles!!!

Sewing Angel
11-05-2007, 10:03 PM
Those are awesome! You did great work on those. That would be great to get your pattern published. Make sure you post when it does. I would love to make some!
Angel

Brandy_m
11-05-2007, 11:25 PM
they ARE cool!!!

momwolf
11-06-2007, 06:25 AM
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Jaxhil
11-06-2007, 07:45 AM
:thud: WOW. Those are *completely* and utterly kewl!!

I especially love the bottoms!! Great curvy lines! And congrats on getting your pattern published!!

monzogary
11-06-2007, 11:59 AM
OMG those are totally awesome! :thud:

Nakia
11-06-2007, 12:14 PM
Those socks are so unique they look store brought

Great job :yay:

ritaw
11-06-2007, 12:23 PM
WOW ! WOW ! and WOW !

GiddyKnitter
11-06-2007, 01:36 PM
What can i say .... They are lovely and so inticate I am envious of your work xxx

Mommy22alyns
11-06-2007, 01:41 PM
Wow, those are amazing!! Though I'd have to say, I'd like 'em better if you had the Braves logo! :wink: Were you able to make a chart for that one?
Are there any other baseball patterns that could come out of the SnP events? I'd love to see them all!

lucky_alf2
11-06-2007, 04:44 PM
:inlove: WOW!

PaperGirl
11-06-2007, 05:11 PM
Those are TOO FLIPPING COOL!

Solargirl
11-06-2007, 05:58 PM
Wow, those are amazing!! Though I'd have to say, I'd like 'em better if you had the Braves logo! :wink: Were you able to make a chart for that one?
Are there any other baseball patterns that could come out of the SnP events? I'd love to see them all!
Yup, I did manage to make a Braves logo. I think the link to the winners is http://www.craftzine.com/blog/archive/2007/08/craft_magazines_stitch_n_pitch_5.html#more . Hopefully our patterns will be out in the next issue.

speattle
11-06-2007, 08:02 PM
there are no words. I hope that you get mega-bucks for the copyright on that pattern. you deserve it.

mdog182
11-06-2007, 08:30 PM
those are awesome!!!:cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

lelvsdgs
11-06-2007, 08:40 PM
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Amazing detail! :yay:

Mariblue
11-06-2007, 10:53 PM
Those are great! :cheering:

ah
11-07-2007, 01:04 AM
Those ARE cool!

Debbie
11-07-2007, 04:45 AM
WOW!

Debkcs
11-07-2007, 04:55 AM
Your socks were the coolest project, congratulations!