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Old 03-15-2007, 01:30 AM   #1
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Major Accomplishment (at least for me)!!
I am proud of myself! I finally did it!! You are probably wondering what is it that I have done, huh? Well I now know how to pick up the stitches for the gusset on my sock. I always had problems with this, I got soo frustrated that I would drive down to my LYS and have my friend do this for me. She kept telling me to calm down and I will eventually get it. She also told me to get my eyes checked because I was always squinting to see the stitches. I did get new glasses and it has helped a whole lot! I can now complete the entire sock process without any help (of course I tote Silver's Sock tutorial around with me everywhere I go now, just to help guide me through the process).

Now I have another dilemma. I have all this sock yarn and don't know which one use next. Cookie of course has to be in the picture.



PS.. Yes that is a Billy Bass in the background and that mallard duck is a phone that quacks! It isn't mine, it belongs to my Dad!!!
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Old 03-15-2007, 02:49 AM   #2
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Kudos for the newfound sock power aren't they just amazing?

As for the sock yarns... *cough*givesometome*chough* Nah, I'm (kinda) kidding. There's a really pretty magenta-purple yarn that's absolutely lovely, that's where I place my vote
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Old 03-15-2007, 06:34 AM   #3
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Awww gorgeous kitty! And lovely yarn too (not that I know much about yarn ) I think I like the purple one too.
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Old 03-15-2007, 07:22 AM   #4
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And I thought I had gone sock crazy.

There are plenty of us around if you feel you just aren't up to knitting up all that yarn!

Congrats on your accomplishment!
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Old 03-15-2007, 07:57 AM   #5
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isn't it fun to learn something new and "get it"? Good job! love the psychokitty..... mkz
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Old 03-15-2007, 08:25 AM   #6
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I have a black and white cat named Cookie too! How bout that yarn that kitty is sitting right behind? That's purty.
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Old 03-15-2007, 10:37 AM   #7
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Thanks everyone! It feels great.

The sock yarn everyone likes so far is from Blue Moon Fiber Arts - Socks that Rock. I bought it last year at Black Sheep Gathering in June. I was thinking of starting that next or the Regia Bamboo yarn or I could go and find some more (evil laugh).

I also got some KP double points and I like them. I do notice that I am trying to knit tighter with them though.
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Old 03-15-2007, 10:49 AM   #8
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:DROOL: wow, that is some great sock yarn!! I vote for the blue & white one closest to the duck.

CONGRATS to you! I haven't been brave enough to try socks yet, but then I've only been knitting (again) for a couple of months, so I haven't really had a free needle yet. And I have about 5 projects on my list... LOL

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Old 03-15-2007, 11:28 AM   #9
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Congratulations!!! I'm trying my first solo(after taking the class)sock. Not sure if I get it yet, but this is the year of the sock for me! I love them....I'm hooked, lol.
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