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margz3
06-17-2009, 04:51 PM
So, this is like my 6th attempt at making socks - this poor yarn.... I can't believe it is actually still in one piece from all the frogging I have done! I first tried on dpns - did not like!! Then using 2 circs from the top down - did not like!! (Well, maybe it was the pattern, or not being used to using sock yarn) This time I gave it a shot using 2 circs, but making them toe up. Found a great tutorial and a nice simple lace pattern, and voila! I am at the point of creating the gusset and have yet to frog the suckers! So, I just thought I would share my progress :) Maybe by posting here, I will not only finish this sock, but also not suffer from SSS!



Anyhow,

Jan in CA
06-17-2009, 05:26 PM
It's looking really nice! I use two circs most of the time. Like anything else it just takes practice. :thumbsup:

dturner
06-17-2009, 05:56 PM
They're looking beautiful. I agree totally with Jan! I really enjoying knitting socks 2 on 2 circs. I had to start over quite a few times when I was learning. It looks like you've got the technique down now!!:cheering:

lulubell
06-17-2009, 06:20 PM
That sock looks GREAT!!

linknit41
06-17-2009, 06:56 PM
wow! that's a really pretty sock, both yarn and pattern. congrats!i just the other day tried toe-up sock,a plain*vanilla* one, but am using dpns; can't quite get the 2 circs, seem to get tangly on me. am not sure there is enough yarn tho, so am making both at the same time, on 2 sets of dpns and so far, so good!!linknit41

Arielluria
06-17-2009, 06:58 PM
You're doing great! :cheering: It's a beautiful sock and yarn. Keep at it! Once you feel them on your feet you won't have SSS! :hug:

knittingymnast
06-17-2009, 07:17 PM
It took me awhile to get the hang of socks. My first pair consisted of one sock that was all blue and one that was blue, black, and pink. :teehee: All because I ran out of yarn! (You can check them out here http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/showthread.php?t=75097, as that was a while ago)By the way, that color is really pretty, and those socks are looking fabulous!

wezyus
06-18-2009, 01:08 AM
It's nice am sure u will like when completed ...gud lucks

gotta knit
06-18-2009, 07:32 AM
Looks great so far! Love the pattern and the yarn.

margz3
06-18-2009, 08:36 AM
wow! that's a really pretty sock, both yarn and pattern. congrats!i just the other day tried toe-up sock,a plain*vanilla* one, but am using dpns; can't quite get the 2 circs, seem to get tangly on me. am not sure there is enough yarn tho, so am making both at the same time, on 2 sets of dpns and so far, so good!!linknit41

Actually, I kinda wish I had tried doing both at once, but I figured I would keep it a simple as possible lol!

I SO much prefer the 2 circs to DPNs - I kept having those suckers slip out of my work, and found it much harder to tink back when I needed to.

margz3
06-18-2009, 08:37 AM
You're doing great! :cheering: It's a beautiful sock and yarn. Keep at it! Once you feel them on your feet you won't have SSS! :hug:

LOL - I keep "trying them on" (another advantage of doing them toe-up) and I am already in love! :heart:

linknit41
06-19-2009, 07:09 PM
my first attempt to knit with dpns was with aluminum needles, and they did keep slipping out, so i put away that idea for a long while. then i received a set of assorted sizes of birch dpns and they are not so slippery. i also made a set of 5 dpns myself out of cedar (have trees in my yard and used prunings from them) and that is what i am using for the 2 socks at a time. i really like the wood or bamboo needles. linknit41

WandaT
06-22-2009, 11:36 AM
Congrats!!! YOu're making nice progress!

MerigoldinWA
06-25-2009, 12:26 PM
Hey, those are coming along nicely. Did you do 6 attempts and no other socks completed? That was my understanding. Perserverance! That looks like a pretty complex stitch you have going if these are your first socks. Really nice.