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CindyH
03-09-2006, 03:39 PM
I started and finished this sock during my trip to China...did most of the knitting on the airplane. I used my handdyed self-striping and Kristin's excellent sock tutorial, found here http://www.cometosilver.com/socks/SockClass_Beginning.htm Now that I'm back in the U.S. and have so many other crafty things to do, I hope I manage to finish its partner before it gets neglected! ;)

Shandeh
03-09-2006, 03:42 PM
Lovely! You're right....making the second sock is always the hardest part. Just get it on the needles right away!

The same thing happens with making wrist warmers. Anything that has a set of two is easy to set aside.

By the way, I love your yarn. You're really good at making that! :thumbsup:

sara_jayne
03-09-2006, 04:05 PM
Congratulations! I like the stripes!

kemp
03-09-2006, 04:32 PM
WooHoo! Looks great.

Tammy6071
03-09-2006, 04:46 PM
Nice job! I also started this sock class, unfortunately I was using metal DPNs and they just weren't working! So Im getting some wooden ones this weekend, and starting again. I only hope mine turns out as nice as yours! :thumbsup:

Jenelle
03-09-2006, 04:53 PM
I love the color.

And congrats on making the first sock! :thumbsup: :cheering:

Julie
03-09-2006, 07:08 PM
:cheering: Way to go!

Amber
03-09-2006, 08:05 PM
Looks fantastic!

feministmama
03-09-2006, 09:11 PM
sssSSSSSAAAAAAWWEEEEEEEETTTttttt :thumbsup:

CindyH
03-10-2006, 01:54 AM
Thanks for all the support and compliments! Socks are fun to knit...I just wish I had more time to knit lots and lots of them.

Carolina - I started the other sock right after I finished this one, but so far have neglected it for 5 days already. :(

Tammy - make sure you show us your sock when you're finished! I generally like bamboo needles more than metal ones, but for such small diameter DPN's, I actually thought I might try metal ones next time, since I constantly felt like I was going to snap the toothpick-like bamboo needles in half.

Celine
03-10-2006, 09:20 PM
Your sock looks great!! Looks like you did a wonderful job! I learned how to knit them the "Toe Up" way about two months ago. What I did was I bought two sets of double pointed needles. Then I actually began to knit BOTH socks. I took turns working on one then the other. That way I KNEW I would have two socks finished!!

I don't do that anymore because since then I have knit 7 pair and I have NEVER just made one. So if that will help you out....I hope you give it a try. :XX: :XX:

nanonette
03-11-2006, 10:28 AM
Great job!!! :thumbsup:

threePOINTfivvvvve
03-13-2006, 08:31 PM
goooood job! they fit perfectly :thumbsup:

Danielle
03-13-2006, 08:40 PM
:cheering: :thumbsup:

CindyH
04-24-2006, 12:36 AM
I totally had second sock syndrome, and this was only my very first pair of socks!! I pretty much neglected the 2nd sock the whole month and a half since I finished thed 1st one, and then knit furiously for 2 days...glad I'm finally done, and now I can cast on for more complicated socks...perhaps Jaywalkers :happydance:

Jan in CA
04-24-2006, 02:09 AM
They look great! :cheering:

nicolethegeek
04-24-2006, 01:10 PM
:cheering: :cheering: YAY!!! Another hand knit sock is born!!!

mulene
04-24-2006, 01:29 PM
Excellent - love the yarn colour way

CindyH
04-24-2006, 02:32 PM
Excellent - love the yarn colour way

thank u! i love the look of striped socks, but self-striping colorways are so tedious to dye... i have to get motivated and do it again :doh:

rebecca
04-24-2006, 02:40 PM
:D Looking good :thumbsup:

Cristy
04-24-2006, 04:17 PM
great job...I'm working from the tutorial right now too...just finishing up the ribbing...

Toast King
04-24-2006, 04:47 PM
They're awesome! Yay for you! I so wanna knit some socks now!!!

jamadian75
04-25-2006, 09:02 AM
AWESOME!! :cheering:

You should feel VERY proud of finishing both.

I'm on Sock 1 of my first pair ever, so I can use all the inspiration I've seen here.

sfavereau
04-26-2006, 08:18 PM
Beautiful socks! Glad to hear you overcame the second sock syndrome! I make sure to cast on the second sock within a day and usually, I'm good!

Pixywhispers
04-27-2006, 12:31 AM
Beautiful Socks! BOTH of them! I'm impressed you got the second one out so quick. :XX:

LeslieA
04-27-2006, 06:03 PM
So great to see you got them both done. I love the colors.

kemp
04-28-2006, 08:56 AM
They look great!

It's so easy to neglect that 2nd sock...you could do both at once on 2 circs, one long circ (magic loop) or just do Rebecca's trick of doing 2 socks at once with two sets of dpns. All these seem to take longer since you're doing them both at once, but it is nice to have them both finished at the same time.

BTW...how was China????

CindyH
04-28-2006, 03:38 PM
Thanks for all the compliments! For those of you who haven't tried knitting socks yet: trust me, you can do it!! Especially if you use Silver's tutorial....it was easy to understand. Other tutorials I tried confused the heck out of me. I'm venturing into more complicated socks (I cast on for Jaywalkers yesterday night), but I must be doing something wrong...hope I figure it out tonight!!

I haven't tried knitting socks on 2 circular needles yet - I really want to knit Jaywalkers, but I think if I tried knitting them with circs, I would be completely lost. :?? But in due time!

China was great, thanks for asking! It was my first time there - saw some awesome sights like the Great Wall and the Terracotta Soldiers, ate yummy food, and even had some time (not enough though) to go yarn-hunting!~
I'll end on a picture I have to share with everyone that asks me about China- I was so entertained by this sign!

nanonette
04-29-2006, 09:16 AM
Great colors!! Too cool you finished it on a trip! I think that having to make a second sock is one of the reasons I have yet to make even one. ;)