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Old 02-15-2010, 02:04 AM   #221
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I just joined, and spent the last couple of days perusing the wonderful hints and tips. Then I went back to my sock project and getting my row count mixed up--so I went to the bead store and made a pair of row counters! Thanks for the GREAT idea!

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Edited to add: I tried to post a picture and to quote the original poster, but I can't do that on my very first post. Ah well.
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Old 02-15-2010, 05:23 PM   #222
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Old 02-15-2010, 07:31 PM   #223
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Old 02-27-2010, 08:10 PM   #224
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When working with multiple balls of yarn, use butterfly hair clips to keep the ones you aren't using from unwinding and getting tangled while you're working with one of the others. Just grab a few strands, including the end you're pulling from.
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Old 03-04-2010, 03:53 PM   #225
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I am such a bag lady that I have different projects in all those tote bags I can't resist when I am shopping. I have a clear zippered bag with shelves in it hanging in my spare room's closet and each shelf has a future project, directions and the name of the person I intend to make it for. When I finish one project, I just go get the next shelf down. Sometimes I switch up the shelves if I need something earlier. I think there are some great tips on here and I am glad some one thought to do this. Now the dilema is do we print them out everyday or will they stay on here forever? Hmmmm....
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Old 03-13-2010, 09:27 AM   #226
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I only read to page 11, so don't know if this tip was offered already, but here goes:

When I knit socks, I buy 2 sets of 4 needles, so I can cast on and knit both socks at the same time. eg. when one cuff is completed, I put that sock down and begin the second cuff. This way both cuffs come out the same length, and also: the toes will be the same colors (if I want them that way), cuz I use a different ball on each needle set.

It also helps me to remember how to do....cuz once I've mastered a heel (for instance), I can immediately do the second heel and not have to learn it all over again.

AND it avoids SSS (second sock syndrome).

Soon I will try the toe-up socks and will need 4 circular needles for it!
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Old 03-13-2010, 10:49 AM   #227
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hairclips are a great idea
And since I have 2 granddaughters I always have hairclips around!
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You can do toe-up with double points, I prefer circulars, but DPs will work.
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Old 03-19-2010, 07:12 AM   #229
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I keep the yarn long term projects, like sweaters and afghans in plastic coffee cans with a slit cut in the lid and pull the yarn from there. Since I have dogs and cats and kids and a husband, none of whom have any respect for my yarn, it keeps out hair, sticky fingers, spilled coffee/coke/milk and is very easy to clean up when company comes over. When I am going to the doctor, I slip a can with the project into a tote bag and I have something to do while I wait... and wait... and wait.
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Old 04-27-2010, 03:14 PM   #230
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possible invention?
I was just thinking - would it be a good thing to have a "mannequin's foot" (like used to display a shoe ) for a handy sock knitting guide.
Would be able to see how it was coming along and how close to finishing the toe area? Has anyone ever tried this? maybe I will start scouting the antique/old stuff stores. Write back if you have
come up with something. The "drying/shaping" item sold in LYS would not do the same thing. Love making socks (still new at it)!
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