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Old 01-24-2008, 10:24 PM   #1
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I just HAVE to brag just a bit.....
I, YES I, The.Knitter, the one who is all thumbs usually, the one that has attempted knitting in the round so many times and messed it up so badly that I thought it was not possible for me to do it, but YES I have to brag! I just finished my first ever row of knitting in the round. Yayyyyy me!!!! There are no ladders, the join is nice and clean, the stitches were not twisted, and I have now knit my first row of ribbing to make MY VERY FIRST SOCK!!

OK, so now I AM VERY EXCITED! I was not going to do any more knitting today. I had put all my knitting things away. However I WAS sitting in my knitting chair still BUT I WAS NOT going to knit again tonight!!! Yeah, right! I hate a challenge... it gives me insomnia.

I just HAD to try just one more time to knit in the round. I was sitting right beside that beautiful bag Silver had mailed to me. It has the sock yarn in it, the brand new DPN's, a fresh pad and pen, and a few plastic stitch markers. In short it was all ready for me to learn knitting in the round.

Once again I read Silver's tutorial, and again I watched Shandeh's YouTube on joining and for some reason this time it just clicked.

So, YES, I KNIT IN THE ROUND! Hey, I know, I know, it's only one row. I can hear you all chuckling and thinking "she knit a row, big deal". But it is one more row than the last time I attempted to make a sock, which was last week some time.... AND I still have all my hair, and most of my sanity! I didn't even put an eye out with all those pointy needles sticking out everywhere.

I think I am going to be able to do this "knitting in the round" thing. I think once I get used to it, it might even be addictive. Socks only take two balls of yarn. I could do this and not go bankrupt (remember I can't knit with wool, so I have to use either silk, bamboo, acrylic or cotton, all of which are not REALLY expensive).

Thanks so much Silver and Shandeh for the wonderful tutorials!!!

Anyways, now I think I WILL put away my knitting for the night (in my wonderful bag from Silver) and come back to it nice and fresh tomorrow, so that I can knit in the round some more!!!!

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Old 01-24-2008, 10:26 PM   #2
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Great going!!!!
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Old 01-24-2008, 10:42 PM   #3
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good for you Knitter! I am excited for you! Knit on! (Or round, rather!)
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Good for you. We will soon be seeing the completed sock.
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Uh oh...I sense a knitting monster emerging from the shadows...



Look out...before long you'll be knitting a booga bag (knit in the round, of course).

So glad you are getting the hang of it!!!
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I watched Shandeh`s YTube on joining and for some reason this time it just clicked.
Thanks so much Silver and Shandeh for the wonderful tutorials!!!
You're very welcome! I'm so glad my little video helped!

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Socks only take two balls of yarn. I could do this and not go bankrupt.
Exactly! I feel the same way. Socks are the only project I can afford to make with NICE yarn!
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Brag away! It's a wonderful thing! I finished my first sock 2 weeks ago, so you would think I had this knitting in the round thing downpat, but no. I had to start the second sock 3 times, because the join just sucked. However, tonight, I seemed to have magic fingers, because it just clicked. I now have an inch done, when it seemed I just couldn't get past the first few rows! So, congratulations to you!!! I share your excitement, since I feel well on the way to completing my second sock now!
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I think, given the fact that this is the first time I have ever knit in the round, I will make this pair tube sox. That way I will get some practice knitting in the round, I will learn how to decrease for the toe and how to do the Kitchener Stitch. Then the next pair I knit, I will get some really yummy yarn (which means I get to do some serious yarn porn) and make real sox.

The yarn I have for this pair is nice, it's soft, it's a beautiful colourway called Seashore and I like it, but I would like for my first pair of REAL sox to be a pair that I LOVE. I will use this pair as much needed practice.

Thanks for all your support. I am on the fourth round of ribbing and all seems to be going well so far.
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Hey, you're on your way! I MUCH prefer to knit projects in the round, versus having to do any seaming. Another nice thing about socks is that they make a nice, inexpensive gift that absolutly wows most people.
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