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MarchingTwinkie3
01-21-2007, 01:33 PM
I just bought my first set of DPNs yesterday and started on my first ever sock! I'm using the "Basic Sock" pattern from Learn to Knit Socks (http://www.amazon.com/Learn-Knit-Socks-Edie-Eckman/dp/0881958719) by Edie Eckman. I'm having a lot of fun, though I still need to get the hang of it more. I think I'm doing pretty well so far (getting ready to do the gusset) and I figured I'd share my progress with you all!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v318/MarchingTwinkie3/Knitting%20in%20Progress/Picture008.jpg
Right Side

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v318/MarchingTwinkie3/Knitting%20in%20Progress/Picture009.jpg
Wrong Side

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v318/MarchingTwinkie3/Knitting%20in%20Progress/Picture010.jpg
Right where my thumb is is the only mistake that I have made thus far. I dropped a stitch and didn't notice it for several rounds, and it looks a bit "off" because it was also the first time I had to rescue a dropped stitch.

I'll keep you informed of my further progress. :happydance:

Jan in CA
01-21-2007, 02:08 PM
Those are going to be pretty!

susanc
01-21-2007, 03:29 PM
Great job so far. They'll get easier as you make more, but you've done a great job so far and it's your first sock! Just wait, you'll be hooked! What yarn are you using? I love the colors. Look forward to seeing more of your progress. :cheering:

MarchingTwinkie3
01-21-2007, 04:03 PM
Thanks guys! The yarn is Lion Brand Magic Stripes and the colour is "Bright Spring Pattern". I think I'm already starting to get hooked, though I wonder how long it will be until I no longer fear that my DPNs are trying to give me a lobotomy...

nonny2t
01-21-2007, 04:29 PM
Very nice!

zip
01-21-2007, 05:18 PM
...fear that my DPNs are trying to give me a lobotomy...

:rofl: They are different. You're doing well!

susanc
01-21-2007, 07:32 PM
I think I'm already starting to get hooked, though I wonder how long it will be until I no longer fear that my DPNs are trying to give me a lobotomy...
They take a little getting used to, but the more you work with them the easier it will become. I started using them last year and now I love using them. You'll get the hang of them! :teehee:

JoeE
01-21-2007, 08:53 PM
BEAUTIFUL! I really like the colors.

I'm really getting attached to knitting on DPNs. It makes me feel like I know what I'm doing. I read some web page that compared using DPNs to holing a spider by one leg--seemed appropriate.

susanc
01-21-2007, 09:15 PM
I read some web page that compared using DPNs to holing a spider by one leg--seemed appropriate.

Ugh! :shock: That's not an image I'd like to think about, since I strongly dislike, even am afraid of the little buggers! :oops:

sara_jayne
01-22-2007, 12:09 PM
Looking great so far! :thumbsup:

KEDEK5
01-23-2007, 08:31 AM
I made my first pair of socks out of that same yarn!!! I love them they are so comfortable. Good Luck finishing them!