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Old 06-20-2007, 09:36 PM   #1
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Anyone knitting NANCY BUSH'S VINTAGE SOCKS ?
:happydancing: I'm knitting the Child's French Sock, from Nancy Bush's book KNITTING VINTAGE SOCKS, and wondered if anyone wanted to 'knit along' with ME ?

I have just reached the point where you decrease the gusset stitches, after turning the heel. This photo was taken last night just before starting the heel.
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I'd love to have some company, if you are knitting this or any other sock from her book, since I'll probably try most of them eventually !

Or is it required that Knit-alongs be done from patterns that anyone can acquire freely over the internet? I apologize if that is the case.........newbie here, although I did get in on the far end of the Pomatomus knit-along.
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Old 06-21-2007, 08:02 AM   #2
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ohh pretty socks

I don't have the book but going to the library today and will see if they can get it for me.. since their online catalog isn't showing it....
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Old 06-21-2007, 03:27 PM   #3
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I TOTALLY understand the book thing ! :rollseyes:

I searched and searched, my library, garage sales, forums........hoping to find the book at a 'give-away' price, if I couldn't check it out, but, alas, NO LUCK !

I finally gave in and ordered it. Found a really good buy on it from KnitPicks, and their shipping was only $2.49.
Just as well, since there are SO MANY things I want to knit from it. I love the fact that it is spiral-bound, so that I can easily photocopy it on my scanner, to make pages I can mark on as I knit each round or section.

If I finish before you can start, I'll still be here for you !
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Old 06-21-2007, 06:08 PM   #4
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Last night's progress ............

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Yay........Hooray..........

I finished the first sock tonight AND found an old postal scale at a garage sale, so that I can 'kindof' know if I have as much yarn left as I've used on the first sock ! And, I do........I have more left than I used, which is ALWAYS a good thing, right? ! ?

This is an outstandingly beautiful pattern, and easy to knit.........I wish it was a free pattern that I could link to !

Anyway..........I think I hear an echo in here ! It's SO QUIET ! Please join me if you have the pattern and have been DYING to try it !
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Old 06-23-2007, 05:30 PM   #6
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YAY! So glad you got the first one done.. lol you scared me with the scale till I read your last post..:rofling:.. I love that green and looking good .. I'm waiting for a call from the library so hopefully soon.. They also found another book of hers Folk Socks I think.. so I told them order that one as well lol..
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Old 06-24-2007, 05:05 PM   #7
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Here's a link to a photo of the finished first sock.............

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I never thought of asking my library to purchase a specific book........WOW ! I may try that next week.........that would be super if they got in more sock knitting books. They're responsible for me learning to knit correctly this time, as I checked out practically everything they had on the subject !
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I know ours doesn't have a very big knitting section at all.. I don't think they will buy a book.. they will try and get the book from another library...


It looks Wonderful!! You did a good job!!
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Ahhhhhhhh.......now I understand you ! Our library is in a system like that, where 4 libraries share their 'stock' and you can request a book from any one of them. But alas, I have 'shopped' the whole system dry at this point...... Still, they may have a budget for taking requests............after all, you never know if you don't ask, right ?

I've done 9 of the 11 cuff repeats on the second sock of this pair, and had to make myself stop for the evening. Having a little center back trouble (probably from all the sittin' and knittin') and I try not to push my hands too far at a time either. The aluminum needles are kindof ungiving on my hands, but I don't trust myself not to break the smaller bamboo ones. :rollseyes:
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They're done.........they're DONE ! ! !

And they're very stretchy and comfortable..........maybe the best pair I've done so far !

I'm so excited !

Here's another shot of them on my flickr page...........
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I can hardly wait to see what yarns you girls do YOURS in !
Bring 'em on ! I'll keep checking back !
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