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Old 06-22-2012, 11:15 AM   #11
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What fun socks! People are going to start booking the cruise that you're on just to see the latest from the "knitting lady". Maybe take a break from socks and finish those lace sleeves. It would be fun to see the finished project and it will give you a fresh eye for DH's socks.
I usually have 2-3 projects of different kinds going at the same time, but for some reason I just want to get the darn socks done. I actually love knitting socks and am taking yarn to knit 4 more pair between now and Christmas on the cruise with me. I guess maybe it is because I had a ton of problems getting the size right for these and my husband's. She has large feet (as do I so I could try them on to see about the fit) and I had never made men's socks. They kept being too big even though the gauge wasn't off. I knitted this sock 6 times!!! I then discovered all my other socks were size 1 needle so changed to that did a gauge, knit it up and it fit perfectly as did my husband's when I knit the first one.
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Old 06-22-2012, 09:40 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by nonny2t View Post
Honey, socks are not necessarily cheap, frankly. I bought yarn for my husband's cruise socks and the total made the socks around $30 a pair!!! lolol
I think you may have misunderstood me, socks to buy are very cheap. I know that sock yarn gets expensive
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I think you may have misunderstood me, socks to buy are very cheap. I know that sock yarn gets expensive
I gotcha! lololol Very true, but then when you think about it, anything we knit could be bought cheaper I think. The cool thing about knit socks are they are made to fit the person's foot exactly not a variety of sizes. Sorry I misunderstood you!
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What fun colors! She'll love them.
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I gotcha! lololol Very true, but then when you think about it, anything we knit could be bought cheaper I think. The cool thing about knit socks are they are made to fit the person's foot exactly not a variety of sizes. Sorry I misunderstood you!
My oldest daughter loves coloured socks and something like hand knitted from me would make her guard and cherish them so I am considering venturing into this territory for that reason and to see why knitting them seems to be a favorite choice among some knitters. I can always start it as a secondary project as I imagine it would be even more portable than a sweater project.
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My oldest daughter loves coloured socks and something like hand knitted from me would make her guard and cherish them so I am considering venturing into this territory for that reason and to see why knitting them seems to be a favorite choice among some knitters. I can always start it as a secondary project as I imagine it would be even more portable than a sweater project.
Socks are incredibly portable. My daughter begged me for years to learn to knit socks and knit her socks. I imagine she has about 6-8 pair by now, the grandsons age 5 and 12 (cousins not brothers) get matching socks for Christmas each year, my best friend gets a pair for her birthday and this year my dil and son get their first pair. I found the greatest colored yarn called hayride so I decided the grandsons and my son are all getting socks the same this year! These are the first socks I have knit for my hubby and he tried the first one and and loved it so I imagine I will be knitting him more. Do you know though, I have one and only 1 pair of socks I knitted for myself! That pair was the very first pair I ever knit because I thought if I screwed them up at least they were for me, but they came out fine! lol
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Lively socks! I hope you get all your planned projects done in time for the cruise. Have a wonderful time.
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