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redheadrachel
04-14-2008, 09:26 PM
Hey everyone! I knit these to celebrate as I begin kicking the habit - I have been SERIOUSLY addicted to Diet Coke and decided it was time to stop! It's just a basic 56 stitch sock on size 2 needles, with hand-dyed wool/bamboo sock yarn I got from my prayer sock swap!

And now, I don't have anything OTN! I can't remember this ever, ever happening! I am not a monogamous knitter by a long shot, but I don't feel the need to be - I finish stuff fairly quickly and don't have a problem with hibernating things... I just like to have several types going on according to my moods. But here's the deal, I ordered from Knitpicks a week ago and I'm waiting for the yarn... I kept finishing everything and I'm looking for projects since I still have a fair amount of worsted yarn, but there's nothing I'm in the mood to knit! Nothing simple and worsted, nothing too wintery, etc... I've just been knitting a lot and I don't wanna knit anything worsted and quick! lol I started these socks to begin the road to recovery (lol) and hoped they'd hold me over til the package arrived, but I finished my scarf two days ago and now this... I hope I get my yarn in the mail tomorrow! I'm going to start Eunny Jang's Bayerische socks AND her Print o' the Wave stole... :D

Anyhow, here are my victorious socks :)

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/RedheadRachel/DSCN1140.jpg

boo1
04-14-2008, 09:44 PM
:yay:

MAmaDawn
04-14-2008, 09:48 PM
They look great! And YEAH! for kicking the habit!

Aliann
04-15-2008, 01:49 AM
Hi Rachel,
Sounds like a Knitervention to me.:thumbsup:

Debkcs
04-15-2008, 02:22 AM
Cute socks, Rachel!

I too have quit Diet Coke, and all other sweetners, except for a couple packets of Splenda each day in my tea. After all the reading I've done on the bad effects, I decided to give it a month, then decide. It's been two months now, and it seems to be going well.

Today, I had four packets of Splenda, tomorrow I hope to get it cut down to three, and stay there for a couple of weeks. Three cups of tea or coffee a day, then maybe down to one or none.

Anyway, keep up the good work, going off this stuff is difficult.

Cynamar
04-15-2008, 02:38 AM
I don't do any artificial sweeteners and would like to use raw, organic sugar.

KnittingNat
04-15-2008, 03:00 AM
Pretty:inlove: You're one fast knitter :passedout:

dustinac
04-15-2008, 09:39 AM
:thumbsup: they look great!

Ronda
04-15-2008, 09:41 AM
Congrats from a former Diet Coke addict to another! I kicked my habit about 11 years ago, and I haven't gone back (although occasionally root beer trips me up).

As usual, your knitting is outstanding.

WandaT
04-15-2008, 09:46 AM
Congrats! on both kicking the DC habit and all your FOs!!

redheadrachel
04-15-2008, 12:42 PM
I DID get the yarn today! Yeeeeah :)

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/RedheadRachel/DSCN1148.jpg

auburnchick
04-15-2008, 01:53 PM
:cheering: I'm so glad the yarn came in!!!

Nice socks, and what a creative way to overcome that addiction! If only it would work for chocolate! :teehee:

Enjoy the new yarn! It's beautiful! :inlove:

sue in canada
04-15-2008, 04:50 PM
Great way to celebrate. Love the colours in the socks and the new yarn is very pretty.

Hygiene Mama
04-15-2008, 10:41 PM
Good Luck on kicking your habit, I really need to do so as well! Love the socks too!

merryknitter
04-15-2008, 11:03 PM
Rachel...your socks are amazing...I wonder sometimes how you have time to study, with all the knitting you do...LOL!

I LOVE that purple Knitpicks yarn...what is it?

Can't wait to see your pictures of your stole...you'll probably have it half done by the weekend!

I've only knit one pair of socks and want to knit more!

wildflower38
04-16-2008, 12:39 AM
Terrific:cheering:

Jen17
04-16-2008, 08:40 AM
Hi Rachel,
Sounds like a Knitervention to me.:thumbsup:
LOL!

Jen17
04-16-2008, 08:44 AM
Congrat's on kicking the soda! Water is so much better for you! I know how hard it is to quit anything you like ( I quit smoking 5 years ago).
It's great you got the yarn! beautiful colors!
Can you post a picture/pattern of the stole? Or just tell me how to find it. I would love to see a picture of it. Which color are you using for it?
Thanks,
from curious Jen, lol!

redheadrachel
04-16-2008, 10:16 AM
Here (http://www.eunnyjang.com/images/knit/0511joycesscarf/stole_print_o_the_wave.pdf)'s the stole I'm knitting, and here (http://www.eunnyjang.com/knit/2006/09/bayerische_sock_part_ii.html) are the socks. They're both going to be really time-consuming, challenging knits for me - but I'm SO excited! :woot:

auburnchick
04-16-2008, 05:02 PM
Rachel, both projects are divine! I think I'm going to have to make those socks! Thanks! I can't wait to see your's!

Skater
04-16-2008, 08:40 PM
Nice socks!
I love the yarn colors you picked for your next projects.
I quit cigarettes, coffee, diet soda (all soda, actually), I lost a bunch of weight, and don't drink alchohol, so I feel that any amount of yarn I want is due to me. ;)

bethany
04-16-2008, 10:36 PM
very nice! And congrats on the quitting! ;)

nonny2t
04-17-2008, 07:57 AM
They look terrific! Maybe you should have done them in red and silver though to remind you not to drink and walk......;) They are lovely socks!

vak420
04-18-2008, 11:31 AM
I'm glad you've quit Diet coke. :cheering:

I've noticed that since I started knitting I don't snack as much as I used to, especially the snack-while-I-watch-tv kind, since nowadays I knit while I watch tv.