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Jan in CA
11-08-2007, 03:25 PM
My first socks on two circs. I love this method and I love these socks! The toes got a little pointy, but I will adjust that next time. I'm afraid learning this has created a monster.. I n e e d more handknit socks! :teehee:

jodstr2
11-08-2007, 03:42 PM
:inlove: :cheering: they look nice - and cozy! great job! :woohoo:

sop 1
11-08-2007, 05:14 PM
Gorgeous! I love to knit socks! Wish there was more yarn for us "wool allergy" people.
Sop 1 in NC

Jan in CA
11-08-2007, 05:39 PM
Thanks!

Gorgeous! I love to knit socks! Wish there was more yarn for us "wool allergy" people.


Do you actually have an allergy..as in you get hives and swell up? Or are you just sensitive to it and find it itchy? I can't wear most wool clothing, even merino wool. Its just too itchy for me. However, wool socks are fine. I have no problem at all with them. The skin on feet is a LOT less sensitive.

sop 1
11-08-2007, 05:48 PM
Thanks!



Do you actually have an allergy..as in you get hives and swell up? Or are you just sensitive to it and find it itchy? I can't wear most wool clothing, even merino wool. Its just too itchy for me. However, wool socks are fine. I have no problem at all with them. The skin on feet is a LOT less sensitive.

Hi Jan,
I actually get hives and get red and itchy. The arches of my feet are particularly sensitive. I am very weird. However; my stepson and wife gave me a cashmere top last Christmas and I wore it for the first time yesterday and did OK. Wouldn't you know!!!!!!!!!! It was quite tolerable. I use Fixation for my socks.
S.

knitqueen
11-08-2007, 05:56 PM
:yay::yay::yay:

The.Knitter
11-08-2007, 06:07 PM
Beautiful sox Jan. You did a marvelous job on them. I too am "break out" allergic to wool. You learn something every day from this site. What IS Fixation?

dustinac
11-08-2007, 06:33 PM
:woot: They look wonderful!! Welcome to the sock addiction club :woot:

KnittingNat
11-08-2007, 07:34 PM
Wow, Jan! These are gorgeous... and such a lovely yarn:heart:

mdog182
11-08-2007, 07:56 PM
those look great!! i love handknit socks!

Slim
11-08-2007, 09:18 PM
Very pretty socks! I'm still using dpn's, but you've encouraged me to try circs. I love your choice of yarn for these.

Jan in CA
11-08-2007, 11:01 PM
Thanks!

The.Knitter - Cascade Fixation is a heavier weight yarn that is quite stretchy..I'm not sure what its made off offhand.

cinnamon_girl
11-08-2007, 11:15 PM
Lovely socks!! :cheering: :cheering: They look so nice on you!!

sorantes123
11-09-2007, 01:39 AM
Great colors Jan! Is that one of the self-striping sock yarns? If so, I may just have to make socks again and I swore I was done with socks. :wink:

Jan in CA
11-09-2007, 02:25 AM
Oh yes, it's self striping! I just LOVE the self striping ones! So much fun to watch it come together!

Debkcs
11-09-2007, 04:15 AM
Great socks, Jan! I'm working on a pair now, for a Christmas gift. Looks like the same yarn.

Doublereeder2
11-09-2007, 09:36 AM
Great job, Jan!! They look like a perfect fit.
Welcome to the addiction :-)

I too have a sensitivity to wool but can wear it in socks. Go figure?!

Fixation is a cotton/nylon blend and Elann has Esprit that is basically the same thing. There is also Crystal Palace Panda Cotton, Katia Mississippi that is also cotton and sometimes I use Senso crochet yarn (cotton/microfiber) that you can pick up at Hobby Lobby.

Jaxhil
11-09-2007, 09:53 AM
Very pretty, Jan!!:woohoo: I've only made one pair of socks and they were little ones for my ( at the time) 3 yr old DD. It was fun, though!

Great job!

GiddyKnitter
11-09-2007, 11:21 AM
Great job Jan... Yes you will definately have the sock bug now!

Tutu Carol
11-09-2007, 12:24 PM
BEAUTIFUL !!!

mwhite
11-09-2007, 01:26 PM
Those are super wonderful! Great Job, BRAVO... :yay: :yay: :yay:

monzogary
11-09-2007, 01:29 PM
I keep making socks for other people - but I want more for me so I know how addicting they are. Great job on your socks!

ah
11-10-2007, 08:29 PM
They look great!

auburnchick
11-12-2007, 12:21 AM
Love the colors, Jan!!! :inlove: