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auntcrafty
07-02-2009, 12:39 AM
I'm starting the thread because I would like to know if you all have decided on one, please. :tap: jk! :sun:

Jan in CA
07-02-2009, 01:55 AM
:noway: Gah! It's July!! Okay, it'll be a little late, but we'll get it up this weekend!

auntcrafty
07-02-2009, 05:13 AM
Time flies when you're having fun!

:hug: :muah:

Shandeh
07-04-2009, 11:13 AM
Thanks for the reminder, AuntCrafty! :)

We've decided to do something we can use for the summer.

ANKLE SOCKS!

If you've never knit socks before, you can see an excellent online tutorial created by our own amazing Silver.
http://www.cometosilver.com/socks/

I'm planning on finishing up a pair I started a long time ago for my oldest son. And I'm casting on another pair for my middle son. I might even make a pair for myself! cloud9

Here's the red pair I've been working on, using the "One Skein Sockettes" pattern:
http://lhk-freepatterns.blogspot.com/2007/11/one-skein-sockettes.html
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3566/3333051327_96ba968d22.jpg

And I want to use the "Ankle Socks (http://www.geocities.com/destashing/patterns/102701.html)" pattern for my other son.

Also, I have some nice colorful Plymouth Sockotta yarn in my stash that I've been wanting to use for a pair for me! The yarn has bright yellow, pink, and orange - PERFECT for summer!
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1245/1372989586_846982a2de_m.jpg

If you need to find more patterns, just check out Ravelry, or look at Knitting Pattern Central. Here are a few I found:

Lacy Ankle Socks - 'Vog On (http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer07/PATTvogon.html)
Pom Pom Socks - Alison's Ankle Socks (http://alison.knitsmiths.us/pattern_alisons_ankle_socks.html)
Bernat Ankle Socks (http://www.bernat.com/pattern.php?PID=3012&cps=21191)
Vintage Ankle Socks (http://www.vam.ac.uk/images/image/13029-popup.html)
Lacy "Breeze (http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer07/PATTbreeze.html)" Socks
Chunky Ankle Socks (http://taras-knits.blogspot.com/2008/01/chunky-socks.html) (for a faster knit)
Fancy Girl's Ankle Socks (http://mathomhouse.typepad.com/photos/patterns/img_6454.html)
Patons Lace Ankle Socks (http://www.patonsyarns.com/pattern.php?PID=3100&cps=21191)

Happy Ankle Sock Knitting!
:muah:

auntcrafty
07-04-2009, 02:22 PM
:muah: Thank you!

I think I would like to do this one. I've wanted to try adult sized socks, so this would be a great way to try.

Hmmmm, now to decide on which pattern.

auntcrafty
07-04-2009, 04:47 PM
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Going to use this yarn Plymouth Yarn's Sockin' Sox in colorway 006 to knit Footies (http://fpea.blogspot.com/2007/04/free-pattern-friday-footies.html) or the Ankle Socks (http://www.geocities.com/destashing/patterns/102701.html). Will CO later this weekend.

Shandeh
07-04-2009, 05:46 PM
Cool! That yarn is a lovely color! :inlove:

MAmaDawn
07-08-2009, 11:54 AM
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Going to use this yarn Plymouth Yarn's Sockin' Sox in colorway 006 to knit Footies (http://fpea.blogspot.com/2007/04/free-pattern-friday-footies.html) or the Ankle Socks (http://www.geocities.com/destashing/patterns/102701.html). Will CO later this weekend.

I have that EXACT same color!

I'm going to join with the socks I started like a year ago for a friend. I won't make any for me cuz I don't like ankle socks. But I'm sure she will love them and the first one is almost done. They are slipper socks... (hey she lives in NH and with the summer they are having she might use them in the summer too... :teehee:)

After I make those, I might make one for a friend's daughter, cuz she just deserves some...

Vertigo1414
07-08-2009, 02:26 PM
i might hop on this one, i've wanted to get going on a pair of slipper socks for myself for a long time. the only problem is i have size 5 1/2 feet so everything is big on me...

Jan in CA
07-09-2009, 11:55 AM
i might hop on this one, i've wanted to get going on a pair of slipper socks for myself for a long time. the only problem is i have size 5 1/2 feet so everything is big on me...

Depending on how you do it you'd just make them shorter and use less stitches around the foot/ankle. :thumbsup:

auntcrafty
07-13-2009, 12:52 PM
I CO the Ankle Socks yesterday. I decided against the yarn I chose because I want to use it for a longer socks. I'll take a picture and post it later.

Shandeh
07-13-2009, 01:41 PM
Good plan! That nice sock yarn is hard to come by sometimes. And if you made ankle socks with it, you'd have lots of leftover yarn.

I'm going to make a pair with some Cascade Fixation yarn I've had for a while.

auntcrafty
07-22-2009, 02:04 PM
I'm half way (?) done with the first sock. The Ankle Sock pattern is pretty easy for the most part, but I think the directions are aimed at someone with sock knitting experience since I'm having a hard time visualizing what she is saying. I think it looks okay, should have frogged some on the heel, but we'll see what happens with getting the second one to "match".

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Yarn is Moda Dea Sassy Stripes in "Crush" (6946) & using size 2 dpns.

Shandeh
07-22-2009, 10:27 PM
Very pretty yarn! :inlove:

auntcrafty
07-25-2009, 03:56 PM
I don't think I have enough yarn! Anyone have suggestions for how to tell? I'm 75% done with the first sock and am wondering if this is going to turn out to be Ladybug's sock for her Hedgie.

Shandeh
07-25-2009, 10:00 PM
You usually need two 50 gram skeins of sock yarn to make socks with a cuff as long as you made. If you made short-cuffed ankle socks, you could do them with one skein.

auntcrafty
07-26-2009, 01:04 AM
Thanks -- guess Hedgie's getting a "hat" finally. Even though I followed the directions and the pattern said that much yarn, I'll make sure to get at least 2 skeins next time I buy sock yarn.

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I think I have 2 skeins of another sock yarn I can CO after I finish this one for Ladybug.

Shandeh
07-26-2009, 04:03 PM
Cool Hat! :teehee:

You might be able to find another skein the same color on Ravelry. I've gotten a few skeins I needed that way. Lots of Ravelry members list their yarn for trade or sell. Just look up your yarn, and click "stashes". The ones for sale will be listed at the top.

auntcrafty
07-26-2009, 10:40 PM
I may do that, but will wait until two of my friends get to the mainland to see if they are able to find it for me. I'm learning a valuable lesson to record where I get the yarn from.

However -- I just went the Moda Dea website and discovered they have retired that line of yarn! Will check Ravelry and if not, it will still be a great hat for Hedgie.