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Old 10-23-2013, 01:44 PM   #11
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Just to clarify: DD referred to me as Mommy but she is definitely an adult. Her elder child is 14!

As for teaching anyone to make sox...I prefer sox over socks LOL...I'd love to be able to sit down with you and help you figure it out. I'm not a teacher. I bet Olha would be a good teacher (even though I think she makes hers top down ). Basically my method is cast on for the toe and do the increasing, then work in stockinette around and around and around and around, turn the heel, then go back to working around and around till you're ready to BO. The complicated part about sox is getting past being intimidated by them. It is after all only knitting! Would other sock knitter agree?
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Old 10-23-2013, 02:04 PM   #12
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100%.

I can't knit any of the fancy things (yet), but I can knit sox (and socks!). I know if I can do it, anyone can.
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Alright, alright!!! Lol. I'm working up to it!
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Old 10-23-2013, 02:56 PM   #14
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Alright, alright!!! Lol. I'm working up to it!
Maybe I should apologize for harassing you buy my obsession with knitting sox - I am a sockaholic and the only 12-step program I'd be interested in is for Sockaholics Unanimous, Lets Knit More Sox! - won't let me. Seriously, when you're ready you know you can ask all kinds of questions here. None of them will be silly or stupid so be sure to ask away.
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100%.

I can't knit any of the fancy things (yet), but I can knit sox (and socks!). I know if I can do it, anyone can.
Your lovely socks with the pattern in the ribbing look fancy enough to me! You do beautiful work. I can't even get consistent tension yet. I'm no longer feeling as discouraged about it because salmonmac posted elsewhere that it was a problem for her for a long time. I have hope!
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Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma View Post
Maybe I should apologize for harassing you buy my obsession with knitting sox - I am a sockaholic and the only 12-step program I'd be interested in is for Sockaholics Unanimous, Lets Knit More Sox! - won't let me. Seriously, when you're ready you know you can ask all kinds of questions here. None of them will be silly or stupid so be sure to ask away.
No, I just don't have any "suitable" yarn. I've got one skein of sock yarn, some dish cloth cotton and some red heart super saver. I want to make a pair... I'm just not buying yarn right now. Too many other places for the money to go.
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Those are some great socks! I'd be honored to wear them anytime! Great knitting!
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How awesome GG, both your DDs sweet message and your lovely socks!
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Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma View Post
Just to clarify: DD referred to me as Mommy but she is definitely an adult. Her elder child is 14!

As for teaching anyone to make sox...I prefer sox over socks LOL...I'd love to be able to sit down with you and help you figure it out. I'm not a teacher. I bet Olha would be a good teacher (even though I think she makes hers top down ). Basically my method is cast on for the toe and do the increasing, then work in stockinette around and around and around and around, turn the heel, then go back to working around and around till you're ready to BO. The complicated part about sox is getting past being intimidated by them. It is after all only knitting! Would other sock knitter agree?
I wholeheartedly agree!
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No, I just don't have any "suitable" yarn. I've got one skein of sock yarn, some dish cloth cotton and some red heart super saver. I want to make a pair... I'm just not buying yarn right now. Too many other places for the money to go.
My first pair were made from yarn that was RHSS or very like it. I'd been given some yarn, ugly yarn, and I thought since I didn't like it anyhow I'd try socks then toss it. I wear the socks inside boots that are too loose. Go figure. I know how it is to be not buying yarn now.
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