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Old 03-20-2008, 12:45 PM   #1911
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The.Knitter they appear to be either 12 or 16 inch needles. It depends on how big around the ribbing is. I have seen 12 inch needles by Addi, HiyaHiya and Balene. The advantage that I have seen is there is not a need for Magic Looping. You just keep knitting in circles. Therefore, there is not chance ladders as you ML or switch needles if you are using two circular needles. I have had problems with trying cable stitches on them but I am new to knitting and have problems with just about every thing.

The main thing I like about 12 inch needles (Balene's are really 11 inch) is that you do not lose time doing the ML or switching needles with 2 circular needles. All your time is in making stitches.

You can find the HiyaHiya needles at:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Hiyahiya-12-Circ...742.m153.l1262

they are nickel plated with a nylon cable and are a little cheaper than the Addi. Your YLS should be able to get the 12 Addi if the carry Addi.
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Old 03-20-2008, 12:56 PM   #1912
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Allison... Sorry I forgot you earlier... I LOVE the yellow.. It makes the purple POP. I Love the pattern also. Not sure that is something I want to tackle right now... the cable was enough learning for a few days.
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Old 03-20-2008, 01:01 PM   #1913
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Well here they are. The sockamania socks. I do need to redo one of them. After trying it on today one was a little to small. I think I need to add another round of the cables pattern. I just dont get it. It seems like I always have one just a little OFF...
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Old 03-20-2008, 01:19 PM   #1914
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tangle~ can't wait to see the pictures!!

Tami~ Yay for spinning...mom is learning and loves it so far... now you know why I didn't try to hard to find my right gauge for those socks

Carla~ How exciting!! I'll have to bring this up to dh lol. I love the new throw it's so pretty...how much yarn did you use with it? I finished the Hemlock it's on my blog

Silegose~aww that's good...I had a lot done with my teeth growing up...I had this thing cemented to the top of my roof...and mom would turn the key every morning and night...I would have a space one day...no space next day...and then a face mask at night...then of course braces came...now what you wanted to go through at 13 .... YAY for finished socks, they are very pretty!! aww that stinks one is to small though...

Spring is here, goodbye winter!! I also had robins outside yesterday

I like the hiya dpns they are nice to work with...I like that they are 5"...I have wondered how the cabled ones hold up and the join...the CW shawl is getting very heavy and I'm afraid the needle will break like it did on the Hemlock...they make a long cable for a great price...
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Old 03-20-2008, 01:45 PM   #1915
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So many posts to go through, I don't think I'm going to get them all. Silegose, I love those socks, they're beautiful.

Allison, the colours are great....would you over dye after knitting, or frog it our and redo it if you don't like the yellow?

As for me....I'm contracting like a fiend this morning, and OMFG it hurts! Just started timing them so I don't know how far apart they are, but I don't think it will be much longer. I've been losing my plug since last night. I'm on the verge of calling DH to come get me, but I don't want to go to the hospital in early early labor only to be sent home.

My back hurts....slashpout
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How exciting! Hang in there sweetie!
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I hope the little one comes quickly so you can get to hugging instead of lugging.
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How exciting!! The baby may arrive on the first day of spring
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Old 03-20-2008, 03:14 PM   #1919
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Great sock Steve. It looks really nice. You are a much more brave knitter than I. I have not had the nerve to branch out into anything other than plain socks so far. I am looking for the perfect sock to break that trend though.
Just jump in!!! It's just knitting. If it's something you're worried about because you've never done it before, just do some swatching with some cheap yarn. Or find some other pattern. (I got over my cable reservations with the "Learn To Cable" scarf that Lion has on their web site.) Then you can put it to good use on a "real" sock pattern!
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WOO HOO, I finally got my ravelry invite! I have entered a couple of projects, but that's it so far. I don't have a flikr account, so I guess I better set that up so I can add photos to my projects.
There's nothing wrong with flickr... but if (like me) you already have another web site where you keep all your photos and you don't feel like adding a second.. you can email the Ravelry folks and ask them to enable the alternate picture loading for your account. It'll import the photo from whatever URL you put in.

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Here's a progress picture of my simply cables.
Ooo... I really want to try the two socks at once business... but I've really disliked metal needles when I've tried them. And nobody makes the 40" circulars in a wood. (Though KnitPicks has sort of hinted they're working on it.)

There's only one good thing about having strep throat.. I got to knit more than I would have normally!! Onward....
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Steve: I've done patterns and lace and cables galour but not on socks. I am still in the "learning stage" with those. One day soon I will try something fancy with the socks. Thanks!

Silegose: love the socks. That colour is fantastic.
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