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saracidaltendencies
03-25-2008, 02:09 PM
Well, this is kind of a part 2 to my Yarn Recommendation For Socks post...I got my yarn and needles and I've been following Silver's Sock Class (THANK YOU, Silver!), and, watching Amy's video for the Knitting With DPNs. I started the first sock last night, but, kept messing up and had to frog it a few times...I think I have the hang of it (for now...lol) but I took a pic of what I have so far, which isn't much, to see if you guys think it looks like I'm doing it correctly. I also took a pic of the yarn I got, it's so pretty! Please say it looks like it's right so far!! lol

suzeeq
03-25-2008, 02:35 PM
Looks just like the ribbed top of a sock to me! :thumbsup:

knit2btied
03-25-2008, 02:45 PM
Look great so far!

babsnelson
03-25-2008, 02:47 PM
Looks great - love the yarn you chose!

saracidaltendencies
03-25-2008, 03:06 PM
Thank goodness! I really didn't want to have to start over again, I was getting sooo tired of casting on over and over again! lol

Newbie2Knitting
03-25-2008, 03:08 PM
No worries - you've got it. :) Love the yarn, too.

PurlyGyrl
03-25-2008, 04:04 PM
:thumbsup: Yep, that's a sock!

Plantgoddess+
03-25-2008, 06:10 PM
Looks great, and pretty yarn too.

knitgal
03-25-2008, 06:44 PM
Socks always look "wrong" to me at first too. It just doesn't feel right until you get a little farther along.
Which sock yarn did you end up with?

The.Knitter
03-25-2008, 07:00 PM
You've got it! Congrats.

Mulderknitter
03-25-2008, 07:06 PM
First, tell me what yarn that is! I love the colors!
Second, I myself have posted this exact same thing, and you are doing great! Don't get frustrated too much with the frogging of the sock. I frogged a few times, then learned to knit thru the errors. No one knows but me if i lost a stitch and had to make one to make up for it!:yay:

suzeeq
03-25-2008, 08:02 PM
Socks always look "wrong" to me at first too. It just doesn't feel right until you get a little farther along.

Ribbing in general doesn't look like much until you get at least an inch or so done.

Jan in CA
03-25-2008, 08:09 PM
What kind of yarn is it? It IS pretty!

The ribbing looks fine!

knitgal
03-25-2008, 08:12 PM
Ribbing in general doesn't look like much until you get at least an inch or so done.

I know! Everytime I am ribbing I have to remind myself that it doesn't look good for a while and not to worry.

tokmom
03-25-2008, 09:11 PM
very pretty yarn and your sock is looking good!:happydance:

saracidaltendencies
03-25-2008, 10:19 PM
Thank you all for the compliments! I did mess up again though, in the ribbing...I purled a stitch I should have knit...twice, about 4 rows down from where I am currently...I'm terrified of frogging it! LOL! I'm used to frogging on straights and circs, but this is the first time I've used more than 2 needles at a time and I'm so nervous. I'm contemplating just leaving it as it is because honestly, it's not terribly noticeable, and, not many people would see the socks anyway...however, I notice it and know it's there and it's driving me nuts! Is it pretty nerve wracking frogging on 3 DPNs? If it is, I'll just leave it...lol

The yarn I'm using is Sockina Cotton, Color 003, Lot 33106...It's 55% Cotton, 25% Nylon, and, 20% Acrylic...I really like using this yarn! It's the best (and most expensive) yarn I've used since I began knitting over 2 years ago...lol...It's amazing how a good yarn can make you look even more forward to knitting!

saracidaltendencies
03-25-2008, 10:21 PM
I know! Everytime I am ribbing I have to remind myself that it doesn't look good for a while and not to worry.

Same here! Every time I start ribbing I think, man, am I doing this right, it looks terrible! After about an inch and a half or 2 it starts looking normal to me...lol

sue in canada
03-25-2008, 10:23 PM
It is looking great. Love that yarn.

saracidaltendencies
03-25-2008, 10:25 PM
Aw man! I just paid almost $16 for this yarn I see it on e-bay for $3.50!! :sad:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Schoeller-Stahl-Sockina-Cotton-03-sock-yarn-Schilf_W0QQitemZ200124575800QQihZ010QQcategoryZ365 95QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1742.m153.l12 62

Oops...heh..NM, that's shipping...So it would be about the same if I ordered through e-bay :p

jeanius80
03-25-2008, 10:27 PM
i clisked your link (cause your yarn is so pretty!) don't feel bad! It's 13.95 plus 3.50 for shipping! You didn't get ripped :)

Alyce
03-25-2008, 10:32 PM
I just checked that e-bay link and the yarn is actually 13.95 + 3.50 for shipping so you got an okay deal on yours.:cheering: It is beautiful and what you have done so far looks great.
I wouldn't go back to fix a couple of errors. I would leave them and forget about it. Like you say, no one will see them.:wink:

saracidaltendencies
03-25-2008, 10:35 PM
lol...yeah, after I posted the link, I clicked it to make sure it worked and saw the $3.50 was shipping :blush:...I just saw $3.50 at first and thought aw man, and I just spent $15.50! lol Guess that'll teach me to be a bit more observant! LOL

suzeeq
03-26-2008, 12:30 AM
Thank you all for the compliments! I did mess up again though, in the ribbing...I purled a stitch I should have knit...twice, about 4 rows down from where I am currently...I'm terrified of frogging it! LOL! I'm used to frogging on straights and circs, but this is the first time I've used more than 2 needles at a time and I'm so nervous. I'm contemplating just leaving it as it is because honestly, it's not terribly noticeable, and, not many people would see the socks anyway...however, I notice it and know it's there and it's driving me nuts! Is it pretty nerve wracking frogging on 3 DPNs? If it is, I'll just leave it...lol

You don't have to rip it all out for just 2 sts. When you get to the stitch above where you purled, drop just that one, and fix it like a dropped st. Look at the first link under Fixing Mistakes here, http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/knitting-tips - it's even the same kind of boo-boo you did....

saracidaltendencies
03-26-2008, 12:51 AM
Ah! That is perfect, that's exactly what happened to me, thank you so much!

Ronda
03-26-2008, 07:41 AM
That yarn is gorgeous! :inlove:

saracidaltendencies
03-26-2008, 10:18 AM
Woo hoo! Mistakes fixed painlessly and perfectly! Thanks again for that video link, suzeeq!

cheley
03-27-2008, 09:27 AM
Woo hoo! Mistakes fixed painlessly and perfectly! Thanks again for that video link, suzeeq! For what it's worth, I once had a "horrible time" doing rib on dpn's...someone here (KH) suggested always do a purl on the last stitch of the needle..that way you can always start the next one (needle) as a knit so that "method" kinda always worked for meCrossed Fingers

Jaxhil
03-27-2008, 06:32 PM
Pretty!!!! And yes, it looks perfect!

saracidaltendencies
03-27-2008, 11:15 PM
Ok, breezed through the ribbing and I'm getting ready to start the heel :happydance:Hopefully this will go smoothly...lol...I'll post some more pics soon.