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Old 11-06-2008, 05:30 PM   #21
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I say frog it! I just frogged for the first time this morning. I had knit a hat in some yummy orange, fairly thick yarn. It was going to be for a 9 year old girl. Well, it ended up being too small. I could have just given it to someone else but then I though...what the heck, I'll frog it and start over. It really wasn't as painful as I thought it would be!
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Old 11-06-2008, 06:47 PM   #22
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But knitting socks holds no appeal, they are time consuming and complicated and when you finish one you have to start another and do it all over again. THEN to make matters worse, once you have spent all that valuable knitting time on them you stick them on your feet and into a pair of shoes. No one looks and admires and says OOOOH did you make that!!!!!!!!!!!!
that's so funny! With all this said I think I'm afraid to knit socks now. I thought maybe I might try it (after the fricking 6 or so projects I'm going to be doing) but I dunno now maybe I'll stick to the stuff I can read a pattern for lol
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Old 11-06-2008, 07:13 PM   #23
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While I really enjoy socks (was the first project I finished), I would never tell anyone they HAVE to knit socks to be a knitter. That would be stoopid.

Knitting is meant to relieve stress, not cause it. If you don't want to make socks, then don't make socks.

Personally I wouldn't ever want to knit a life-sized car, so I am quite certain I never will.

Only do what you enjoy.

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Old 11-06-2008, 07:21 PM   #24
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I agree with the others, knit what you want. I love knitting socks, I have to force myself to knit anything else. I doubt I will ever knit a hat. I don't wear them and haven't even seen a pattern for one I think I would enjoy making. Everyone has their own opinions of what is fun to do.
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Old 11-07-2008, 11:21 AM   #25
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Old 11-07-2008, 11:31 AM   #26
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Your knitting is for your enjoyment! So if socks are not your thing, don't even think twice about them. I love socks but cannot stand knitting baby blankets - so I don't. Do what you like :-)

Sock yarn makes a great newborn Baby Surprise Jacket.......
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Katie, I'm in the no socks camp. I started a pair with some pretty sock yarn and I feel like after months, I'm still only about 4 inches into the 6 inch cuff. I really don't mind the DPNS and could never get the hang of magic loop. I just hate knitting with toothpicks and dental floss.

I might try socks or slippers with larger guage needles/yarn.

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Old 11-07-2008, 11:59 AM   #28
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Oh I love making socks, but you don't have to. Just make what makes you happy. Right now I can't make them my carpel tunnel is kicking up again.

Just do what you like to make and what makes you happy. You don't need to make socks to be a knitter like everyone else has said.
So happy knitting and rip out that sock. I know you can make something else with it and love it again.

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Old 11-07-2008, 02:32 PM   #29
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I agree that knitting should be enjoyable. Frog with our blessings!!

On the other hand, it may be that you are not liking the method Silver is using (toe-up on Magic Loop). There are SO MANY methods for knitting socks. Among the choices of toe-up, cuff-down, Magic Loop, 2 Circulars, DPNs, one-at-a-time, two-at-a-time, embedded, heel flap or short rows or tube socks... the possibilities seem endless.

Personally, I don't like Magic Loop and prefer knitting 2 socks at a time on 2 circulars (Antje Gillingham's book is what I used to learn).

I've seen beginner tutorials and books on each of the following:
- Magic Loop cuff-down, 1 at a time.
- Magic Loop cuff-down, 2 at a time.
- 1 sock at a time on 2 circulars (author Cat Bordhi)
- 2 socks at a time embedded.

Maybe if you look around at other methods, you'll feel better about trying it another way.

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Old 11-07-2008, 07:59 PM   #30
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I don't like knitting socks, either.

I've tried, but I simply don't like it. I started a pair of socks 2-3 months ago, and I haven't finished the first sock yet.


I think I'm going to frog it...




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