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Old 02-17-2008, 04:03 AM   #1
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FO Sock #1 of My "Mexican Coloured" Socks
2:30 a.m. I am finished sock #1 of my "mexican coloured" socks. They fit nicely. I don't like the colours at all. There was some pooling of the red colour at the front of the sock from where I knit the heel flap, but I am told that when using verigated yarn this happens sometimes. The laddering is very apparent to me when I have the sock on. I am hoping washing will fix this problem. I have been assured that it will. It would probably not be apparent to anyone that did not know what to look for.

I don't think I would buy Cascade Fixation again as the material seems a bit coarse to me. Perhaps they will soften up when the socks are washed. I hope they do. I would hate to think I wasted $8.00 a skein on sock yarn for socks that don't feel soft and comfortable when you are wearing them. I bought four skeins because the sales clerk said two was not enough and then I only used one ball for this sock. I will be stuck with two extra skeins of yarn when my socks are finished. It is not likely that I will make a second pair of socks with this yarn.

Maybe I will CO for #2 later today.

Sorry the pictures are a little bit fuzzy, but I am tired and could not hold my foot still.
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Old 02-17-2008, 04:13 AM   #2
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Well, TK, it is very nice. You'll probably like it better when the other one is done and you can wash them.

Will your LYS take back the unused yarn? Mine does and I think all should, after all, she told you that you would need more than one skein. You could call to find out.
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It is lovely There is no stopping you now. Your needles are on fire lol !!
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i see why you all them mexican coloured socks ... what a great set of colours for the yarn.
i havnt used that yarn myself so i dont know what the texture is like but i do know that sometimes blocking and a gentle hand wash soften things up, especially if the fibres have been roughed up through handling when knitting.
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They look terrific!
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I like those and they way you took the picture, makes it look like you actually have both socks! LOL! Great photography, too!
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Looks great. Hopefully you will be able to return the unused yarn.
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It looks great! I hope you like the yarn better after washing.
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