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    I have done it both ways Shelli. Don't scrap what you already have, it should work. . Good luck!




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    Quote Originally Posted by vickilynn View Post
    Here is my project for Jan! It is WRAPPED!!!!! woo hoo! Color is bad, the socks are really shades of pink and the round dove at the top is the top of the box to wrap the socks in....
    I am working on my first pair of socks now. This is my first attempt, after 40 years of knitting, using double point needles. URG

    Your socks look great!! I can appreciate the time and effort put into them.

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    Mary - I make tube socks, no heel, easy to fit and they last longer. Good luck with your socks!

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    Vicki - do you have a link for an east pattern for those tube socks? They are on my 'to learn how' list for this year.




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    I could do tube socks!! Great idea!!

    Was in Kmart this afternoon and believe it or not, they had a few Christmas things left for 90% off. I picked up 7 fabric placemats (reg. $3.99) for 19 cents each!! (I know, it's not 90% off, but I was not going to complain!!) I just could not pass this and will be using a lot of placemats for Christmas goodies this year.

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    Wow MM! You got lucky! Way to go spotting those deals.




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    Awesome, maui! Debbie, thanks - I will give it a shot - I "tinked" back to where I was before I messed everything up, not too much just 2 or 3 rows. i will give it another shot.

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    Mahalo!! Must admit since my surgery and subsequent recovery - I have been feeling really good and lucky!! What a great feeling!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vickilynn View Post
    Mary - I make tube socks, no heel, easy to fit and they last longer. Good luck with your socks!
    I thought about trying tube socks first, but my knitting group came up with a sock knit along so I just went with it

    So far so good using the dpn's . I do have an issue I need to work on when I join the round, one side sits just a tad higher than the other so its not perfect, but that may just come with practice. I'm knitting both socks at the same time on different sets of needles and the second is definately much better than the first.

    Of course, we haven't started to turn the heel yet, so I anticipate needing a world of patience when we start that, but I love challenges so Im game : )

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    Mary, that's a great idea to work on both socks at the same time on different sets of needles!! Brilliant in fact!!

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    Woo hoo! Finished another Christmas gift today. A set of 6 placemats, napkins and napkin rings for friends of ours. I won't post pics as the napkins I posted already. The placemats match and I had a brand new set of napkin rings in my gift box.

    That makes three gifts made and completed this month. I am so happy to get them done and be ahead of the game. I also figured out what to make a few other people which is half the battle so I can get busy on those soon too.




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    Quote Originally Posted by mauimagic View Post
    Mary, that's a great idea to work on both socks at the same time on different sets of needles!! Brilliant in fact!!
    Because most of the time I knit my own designs, I learned the hard way that when I have to do two of something, like sleeves, to work on them at the same time or keep specific records of what I did. In the long run, its easier to do two at the same time.

    Too often I have made the mistake of thinking I can remember what I did and was oh so wrong LOL

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    Great job Debbie !! You will be ready for Xmas in no time.

    I have kids that I would love to get ready for early, but until I learn how to build electronics it ain't gonna happen

    I did make my duaghter an iPod sweater, and my older son who runs and works out alot a bicep band for his MP3 player, but that was about it for Mom's handmade stuff

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    I agree Mary with the teenagers. DS is difficult to make things for as well. I usually leave his things last. His is mostly store bought. We have so many friends and relatives we exchange with...these are the ones that are homemade. At least that helps with the budget.




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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryinFL View Post
    So far so good using the dpn's . I do have an issue I need to work on when I join the round, one side sits just a tad higher than the other so its not perfect, but that may just come with practice. I'm knitting both socks at the same time on different sets of needles and the second is definately much better than the first. : )
    When you get to the last stitch on the needle, instead of going on to the next needle, knit one from the next needle, give it a gentle tug, then start the next needle. I'm sure this is as clear as mud. But you're moving a stitch over each time and that will prevent those ribs.

    Keep a knitting diary - don't assume you're going to remember how you made the socks for so and so..... I bought a little journal and write what kind of yarn, stitches, needles and any adjustments you made.

    I'm happy that you're going to make heels in your socks! My friends try to get me to learn but......

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