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Old 01-16-2008, 05:44 PM   #1
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Curiosity - just wondering
Has anyone ever knit a jumper (sweater) out of sock yarn?? Imagine it would take AGES....
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Old 01-16-2008, 06:01 PM   #2
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Here's a sweater made out of sock yarn. Just think--it doesn't take many balls to complete!
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Old 01-16-2008, 06:07 PM   #3
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I would probably loose patience and never finish it, I have a nearly finished cardigan I knit last year, but I gave up at the sleeves, I hate sleeves. That jumper would take me ages to do!
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I think that's where having more than one project OTN would help. Work on the sweater til bored then pick up socks or scarf or whatever and work on for awhile.
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Yikes, that would take ages! But sometimes it's fun to have a big project going with a few little ones. For me, right now, I wouldn't knit anything with sock yarn but socks or something small like wrist warmers.
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Old 01-16-2008, 06:35 PM   #6
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Ha ha, I also have a pair of socks I started two years ago - my mum decided to "help" me and made a mistake. I couldn't face frogging it back so I put it in a bag and forgot about it. I keep meaning to finish that too... I finish things with interesting stitches like lace or cables cos it holds my interest long enough - but sleeves .....
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That's when I knit and read the posts here, or watch a movie.
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I am easily bored too. I have three things going right now. When I first started (not too long ago) I would only knit one thing at a time. It makes me happier to have several things going though.
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OK I was pondering (as a future project) knitting thermal in something like "Schoppel Bamboo 4 ply Sock Yarn" or something similar as the recommended yarn isn't available here - good idea???
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Ha ha, I also have a pair of socks I started two years ago - my mum decided to "help" me and made a mistake. I couldn't face frogging it back so I put it in a bag and forgot about it. I keep meaning to finish that too... I finish things with interesting stitches like lace or cables cos it holds my interest long enough - but sleeves .....
I like to do my mindless knitting, such as sleeves, when I'm watching TV, sitting in a waiting room, or on a long road trip. THat way, I can get some knitting done, without having to take a bunch of stuff with me.
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