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    Default I counted up my 2008 sock knitting!

    17 pairs!

    I am so chuffed! That's about a pair every 3 weeks!

    Here's the list (as if anyone else will find this fascinating!)

    Regia -- for me
    Elann brown -- for me
    Elann grey -- for me
    Step -- for me
    Cherry Tree Hill -- for me
    Lorna's Tuscany -- for DD#1
    Glam Grl -- for DD#1
    Opal -- for DD#1
    STR monsoon -- for DD#1
    sea wool -- for DD#2
    Opal Krok -- for DD#2
    Knitpicks -- for DD#2

    And for gifts:
    panda cotton -- Bev
    rainforest -- Sammie
    Opal -- Andrea
    Garnstudio -- Andie
    Cherry Tree Hill -- Eleanor

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    Now that is impressive. Great job.

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    Whoo hoo for sock knitting! Wow! That is impressive!!

    I know I don't have that many made. And most of my socks are for me or my kiddos lol. My mom gets a pair every Christmas though.

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    Default knitted socks.... a question

    Now y'all don't laugh (well not too hard anyway). I typed y'all so you would know that I'm practically a TEXAN (I live 8 miles from the Texas state line, in NM).

    Could you please show me a picture of knitted socks? I have never seen a knitted sock. I know you are hysterically laughing. I am too. Mostly I cant believe I'd EVER tell anyone I didn't know what they were. Of course I under stand the sock thing, but just not the knitted sock thing.

    Are they itchy? Dont they make your shoes too tight?

    If you are feeling really hysterically generous because I just cant imagine what they look like Send this gal a pair.( Think north of Roswell, that's where I'm at) It gets cold but not THAT cold and we havent had any snow/rain in ages here. So I'm a little "cold knowlege" handicapped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penascodragonfly View Post

    Could you please show me a picture of knitted socks? I have never seen a knitted sock. I know you are hysterically laughing. I am too. Mostly I cant believe I'd EVER tell anyone I didn't know what they were. Of course I under stand the sock thing, but just not the knitted sock thing.

    Are they itchy? Dont they make your shoes too tight?

    All socks are knitted lol. The difference is whether they are machine knitted (store bought) or hand knitted. They aren't knit with yarn like you would use on a blanket (worsted weight) but with a thinnner yarn. They are also not made with acrylic (usually, some sock yarn is acrylic, but I don't like it much) but with a wool blend that is soft.

    Mine aren't itchy nor do they make my shoes too tight (see above). They are soooo much warmer than store bought socks (because they are made of wool). My feet freeze in anything other than my knitted socks anymore.

    Here are a pair I made for dh:


    And a short pair I made for myself (I wear them in the spring/early summer)


    And one of my more recent pair:

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    Smile I LOVE it!!!!

    AND I love the sock pictures. Take care and God bless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YankeeMom View Post
    All socks are knitted lol. The difference is whether they are machine knitted (store bought) or hand knitted. They aren't knit with yarn like you would use on a blanket (worsted weight) but with a thinnner yarn. They are also not made with acrylic (usually, some sock yarn is acrylic, but I don't like it much) but with a wool blend that is soft.

    Mine aren't itchy nor do they make my shoes too tight (see above). They are soooo much warmer than store bought socks (because they are made of wool). My feet freeze in anything other than my knitted socks anymore.

    Here are a pair I made for dh:


    And a short pair I made for myself (I wear them in the spring/early summer)


    And one of my more recent pair:

    OMG! those are INCREDIBLE! I love them! (yes I know you laughed while taking your pictures, but I'll get over it. lol lol)

    Thank you for for the visual explanation. I had some other picture stuck in my head of knitted socks!

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    ugh, i have had a pair OTN for a looooonnnggg time now. I really need to get working on them. Maybe once I get lunch made and the kids are busy eating i can sit and work a half hour or so on them.
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    OMG, those socks are so neat. I love them. Where do you buy your wool and what brand is it?

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    Love those socks!

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    very cool socks!!

    I might take a class starting next Monday. I have to see how I am doing after my chemo treatment this week. I just would love to be able to make them!

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    I am doing the loom knitting, I have seen patterns for the round looms and sock making, has anyone here ever done socks on a loom?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penascodragonfly View Post
    Now y'all don't laugh (well not too hard anyway). I typed y'all so you would know that I'm practically a TEXAN (I live 8 miles from the Texas state line, in NM).

    Could you please show me a picture of knitted socks? I have never seen a knitted sock. I know you are hysterically laughing. I am too. Mostly I cant believe I'd EVER tell anyone I didn't know what they were. Of course I under stand the sock thing, but just not the knitted sock thing.
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    Woolblend socks are a necessity if you live up north. Here in Finland we use them from September to March at least. Many people use them even during the summer months. Sometimes it rains in July when most people are in the country at their summer cottages. Selfmade woolly socks are the best when you are wearing rubber boots.
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    Let's see if this will work:

    Photobucket image of a sock in progress:

    [media]http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c245/Slughorn/knitting%20socks/143-4385_IMG.jpg[/media]

    And the sock completed:

    [media]http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c245/Slughorn/knitting%20socks/firstsock--completed1Jan06.jpg[/media]

    This photo is 3yrs old; nowadays I use magic loop (one long needle) for knitting socks.

    BTW, those socks are still in fine shape.

    And I don't notice the scratchiness of wool on my feet. In fact, a lot of wools soften up after washing.
    Last edited by Early Bird; 01-05-2009 at 10:50 PM.

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    Can't see the pics EB

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