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auburnchick
02-23-2008, 03:06 PM
I'm so excited! With the end of school fast approaching, I'm getting ready to start knitting in earnest again. So, to ensure that I'm all set, I placed an order...

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But when I received the books, I realized that I did not have the right needles, so I had to place another order...

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Can you tell I'm on a mission to learn new ways to knit socks? I've got the dpn thing down, but I want to try to minimize ladders, and the idea of completing two at a time intrigues and excites me.

I didn't buy sock yarn because I have a skein or two that I want to use first.

I have exams this week, but you better believe that one of these books, and a set of needles will be in my bag, in the car, for the rest of my afternoon (i.e. car loop at school).

:happydance:

Knit4Fun
02-23-2008, 03:11 PM
Ooooohhhhh, lucky you!

I always get excited now when the mail comes...cause half the time I am waiting for yarn...sigh...darn addiction...

I got a box yesterday with Blue Sky Alpaca Silk in it...yummy...and am waiting for three more boxes in coming days...yippee!!! :inlove:

Darcia
02-23-2008, 03:13 PM
:yay: OHH AHHH Looks like fun for you!!!

Knitting_Guy
02-23-2008, 03:15 PM
Nice!

bethany
02-23-2008, 03:26 PM
oh so exciting!! I got good mail today too...the Angel Wings charity blanket!! Hooray for us!!

Jan in CA
02-23-2008, 03:31 PM
:yay:

mks22300
02-23-2008, 03:43 PM
I have both those books. I haven't been able to use the 2 at a time one yet 'cause I haven't gotten the right needle size yet...darn being a budget!
Good luck on exams and happy knitting!

auburnchick
02-23-2008, 03:55 PM
Yeah...I'm on a budget too. I should have waited to get the needles, but I know that KP orders take a while to get here, so I wanted to have them ready. My bank account was a bit angry with me...oh well...:teehee:

sue in canada
02-23-2008, 04:03 PM
The 2 at a time socks looks interesting. I just found a book at the library called Knitting Vintage Socks, New Twists on Classic Patterns. I haven't had a chance to look at it yet.

KnittinMitchie
02-23-2008, 04:09 PM
cool Auburn :) I have yet to try 2 socks at once or socks on 2 circulars. I do however knit socks magic loop.

auburnchick
02-23-2008, 04:57 PM
I really want to learn ML. I tried Silver's ML tutorial, but I got so frustrated. The concept was beyond me, and my yarn kept getting tangled.

I'm hoping to master it this time around.

boo1
02-23-2008, 05:55 PM
Enjoy!!! :knitting:



Hugs,
Laura

losnana
02-23-2008, 06:28 PM
I love ML for socks!!! Never could get the DPN thing down pat. Good luck on exams, or grades, I guess it is now.

auburnchick
02-23-2008, 06:32 PM
Nawww...exams are this week. One on Wednesday (just a general knowledge test...no pass/fail...just required by the university), one on Thursday, and one on Friday. I sure wish they were over, though.

knittingymnast
02-23-2008, 08:10 PM
Ooh! Lucky you! Socks Soar on Two Circular Needles is FAH-BOO! I have it and LOVE IT! I really want the Two-at-a-Time Sock Book, though. Have fun sock knitting!

Plantgoddess+
02-23-2008, 09:29 PM
What a beautiful haul. You nudged me into ordering more yarn. I just placed an order with Elann for 20 skeins of Elann Esprit in closeout colors. It's time to start knitting cotton socks for summer.

auburnchick
02-23-2008, 11:05 PM
Glad I could inspire a fellow knitter! :clink:

Plantgoddess+
02-23-2008, 11:30 PM
That you did. I'm tempted to go back for more, but then I wouldn't be able to jump on any more good deals you guys find and post about.

ArtLady1981
02-24-2008, 06:26 AM
:cheering:

Ain't it wonderful to get stuff in the mail!??? I love stalking the mailman, the UPS man, the DHL man, the FEDEX guy! :happydance:

Wildfire
02-24-2008, 07:13 AM
Yay for you ^_^
I'd love to learn how to do two socks at the same time on dpn's let alone on circular needles. That would make life a little more easier for me. Ah, what am I saying.... I've still got 5 other projects that I need to finish before I start anything else.

Hope you have loads of fun with your new bounty =) Good luck on those exams too!

snowbear
02-24-2008, 05:25 PM
Ok You are officially an enabler. I've put off learning to knit socks for over 2 years. I've had the books, the yarn, and the needles, but just couldn't get the uh intestional fortitude up to do it. With my yearly performance apprasial due tomorrow, and other things finally finishing up, I'm inspired to try them.

Good job finishing up the year. Enjoy the new purchases, you earned them!