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rebecca
03-30-2006, 09:02 PM
Ahhhhhh.....the JOY of sock knitting :D .......
I finished another pair of socks for my aunt's bday :D These are Mock Croc Socks (http://www.knitpicks.com/Projects/Projects_Display_Yarn.aspx?itemid=50400220&yarnid=5420133) done in KnitPicks' Dancing yarn on size 2 dpns.

CateKnits
03-30-2006, 09:04 PM
I love those!
Is that color Swing, by any chance? That's the one I've got and I still haven't decided what to make with it.

gardenmommy
03-30-2006, 09:16 PM
purty purty purty!

Ingrid
03-30-2006, 09:19 PM
Those are gorgeous!! When I read the title, I expected green socks with teeth toes! :rofling:

rebecca
03-30-2006, 10:47 PM
:D Thanks everyone
I don't know which color it is bc there is no name on the label & this color is no longer on the website!
LOL, Ing-A-Ling...that's a good idea for future use ;)

cindyln
03-30-2006, 10:51 PM
I am just so jealous. I want to do socks but have gotten so frustrated every time I try I frog and give up. They are beautiful :heart:

rebecca
03-30-2006, 11:00 PM
I am just so jealous. I want to do socks but have gotten so frustrated every time I try I frog and give up. They are beautiful :heart:

Thanks so much....and...Please, please don't give up :pray: I promise that once you get the hang of it, it's not really hard! I was frustrated with socks & I saw this episode (http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/shows_dkng/episode/0,2046,DIY_18180_36323,00.html) of Knitty Gritty and :figureditout: I was enlightened! The notes on the last page are very helpful, too. You have Silver's class (http://www.cometosilver.com/socks/SockClass_Beginning.htm) and socks 101 (http://www.royea.net/sockdemo1.html) and this article (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring05/FEATsocks101.html) and the list goes on!
If you really want to knit socks, if I may, I would suggest that you start with worsted wt. yarn and size 6 or 7 dpns and get comfortable with using the dpns and playing with socks & I'm sure you will have :figureditout: the lightbulb go off when socknitting clicks for you ;)

knitqueen
03-30-2006, 11:10 PM
Wow Rebecca, you're just cranking out the FO's now that you're back at it. Way to go, I love the croc socks! :inlove:

Amber
03-31-2006, 12:03 AM
Very pretty!

rebecca
03-31-2006, 11:38 AM
:D Thanks, yeah, I'm ready to knit since I wasn't able to do much being in so much pain AND having both wrists sprained :D ! So, I put away all of the shawls I wanted to do & thought it time to knit a few socks ;)

sara_jayne
03-31-2006, 11:39 AM
Great job - love the colors!

rebecca
03-31-2006, 03:13 PM
:D thanks a bunch :D

cheesiesmom
03-31-2006, 03:25 PM
Love the socks. :heart: I saw the pattern and wanted to try it and I just so happen to have some Dancing in Tap. Does the pattern in the leg keep it up? Or would you add a couple of inches in rib?

rebecca
03-31-2006, 03:51 PM
:D Thanks :D !! I would add rib with Dancing. I'm not very excited with Dancing yarn bc the elastic just isn't working for me. I'm not very concerned with these bc they are going to my aunt who is wearing them in bed to keep her feet warm after having a stroke & I didn't want anything tight. But, I would suggest ribbing if you are using Dancing. I made another pair with Dancing & had to put elastic in the ribbing after I had made the socks...I had cast on too loosely & the ribbing wasn't very tight; but they are fine since I added the elastic ;)

Danielle
04-01-2006, 12:25 AM
Very pretty! :thumbsup:

earthchick
04-01-2006, 07:56 AM
Wow! Very cute! :thumbsup:

VictoiseC
04-01-2006, 09:56 AM
Nice job Rebecca, very pretty. Glad you can knit again!

rebecca
04-01-2006, 11:32 AM
:D Thanks everyone :D I'm EXCEEDINGLY HAPPY that I can knit again...I didn't really realize just how much I :heart: :inlove: :heart: knitting until I couldn't do it :shock:

cheesiesmom
04-03-2006, 08:58 AM
:D Thanks :D !! I would add rib with Dancing. I'm not very excited with Dancing yarn bc the elastic just isn't working for me. I'm not very concerned with these bc they are going to my aunt who is wearing them in bed to keep her feet warm after having a stroke & I didn't want anything tight. But, I would suggest ribbing if you are using Dancing. I made another pair with Dancing & had to put elastic in the ribbing after I had made the socks...I had cast on too loosely & the ribbing wasn't very tight; but they are fine since I added the elastic ;)

Thanks for the advice. I'm sorta surprised bc Dancing is supposed to have elastic in it. I will definitely add a rib top when I use it.

rebecca
04-03-2006, 11:41 AM
Dancing does have elastic, but it stretches out quite a bit....perhaps it's the way that I am knitting, or I have a bad batch of yarn. I have knit with it in the past & it didn't give me quite as much trouble. I'm really at a loss as to why it happened :rollseyes:

ecuzzacrea
04-03-2006, 01:11 PM
i've been thinking of doing that pattern with some Knit Picks yarn. these look GREAT!!!!

rebecca
04-03-2006, 01:15 PM
:D Thanks, it's really fun :D