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Old 04-14-2008, 09:26 PM   #1
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FO: Victory Over Diet Coke socks
Hey everyone! I knit these to celebrate as I begin kicking the habit - I have been SERIOUSLY addicted to Diet Coke and decided it was time to stop! It's just a basic 56 stitch sock on size 2 needles, with hand-dyed wool/bamboo sock yarn I got from my prayer sock swap!

And now, I don't have anything OTN! I can't remember this ever, ever happening! I am not a monogamous knitter by a long shot, but I don't feel the need to be - I finish stuff fairly quickly and don't have a problem with hibernating things... I just like to have several types going on according to my moods. But here's the deal, I ordered from Knitpicks a week ago and I'm waiting for the yarn... I kept finishing everything and I'm looking for projects since I still have a fair amount of worsted yarn, but there's nothing I'm in the mood to knit! Nothing simple and worsted, nothing too wintery, etc... I've just been knitting a lot and I don't wanna knit anything worsted and quick! lol I started these socks to begin the road to recovery (lol) and hoped they'd hold me over til the package arrived, but I finished my scarf two days ago and now this... I hope I get my yarn in the mail tomorrow! I'm going to start Eunny Jang's Bayerische socks AND her Print o' the Wave stole... :D

Anyhow, here are my victorious socks

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Old 04-14-2008, 09:44 PM   #2
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Congrats on kicking the habit and the socks (as usual) look great!
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Old 04-14-2008, 09:48 PM   #3
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They look great! And YEAH! for kicking the habit!
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Old 04-15-2008, 01:49 AM   #4
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Hi Rachel,
Sounds like a Knitervention to me.
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Old 04-15-2008, 02:22 AM   #5
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Cute socks, Rachel!

I too have quit Diet Coke, and all other sweetners, except for a couple packets of Splenda each day in my tea. After all the reading I've done on the bad effects, I decided to give it a month, then decide. It's been two months now, and it seems to be going well.

Today, I had four packets of Splenda, tomorrow I hope to get it cut down to three, and stay there for a couple of weeks. Three cups of tea or coffee a day, then maybe down to one or none.

Anyway, keep up the good work, going off this stuff is difficult.
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I don't do any artificial sweeteners and would like to use raw, organic sugar.
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Old 04-15-2008, 09:39 AM   #8
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they look great!
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Congrats from a former Diet Coke addict to another! I kicked my habit about 11 years ago, and I haven't gone back (although occasionally root beer trips me up).

As usual, your knitting is outstanding.
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Congrats! on both kicking the DC habit and all your FOs!!
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