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Alsandera misses "Member since: blah blah, 2008." Shoulda kept that account. lol

knit enough pairs of socks so I can wear hand-knitted ones every day! (read all 7 entries…)
Not socks...

So instead of doing sock-learnin’ I made a pair of fingerless mitts and started this. It’s for my niece and about half finished and the pic is bad on purpose since it’s a surprise… My helper stays here, though.

(I have been practicing sock toes, keep getting some random hole, haven’t even attempted trying heels yet. Do, however, have some really pretty tonals for a lace pair eventually. )


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Woohoo for your mitts! Do you have a Ravelry page? I’d like to see them.

Your current project looks really pretty. I think the surprise will be a success.

Your cat is beautiful!

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I do...

I haven’t put them on there, though. I’ll work on that this weekend, but my name on Ravelry is kyniska.

Thanks! I adore my little rat, and I’m looking forward to getting the project out to my niece before she outgrows it! Once all the pieces are finished, it has to be sewn together, which is totally scary. They didn’t give me any more info that that, and I’m not sure how to do it. Seriously considering picking up stitches and kitchenering it, but we’ll see how it goes. Then I’ll go back to full-time socks. :-)

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Cool, I “friended” you on Rav. I’ve never sewn a garment together, either. I’d really like to learn how to do it. Seamed sweaters look really nice.

Full-time socks, yippee! I’m trying to channel my inner sock-knitting goddess, because I’ve got so much sock yarn to use up. The weird thing is, I tremendously enjoy sock knitting. I just hate how long they take. I get bored too easily, I suppose.

Looking forward to seeing your knits!

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Ah… So… I did the seaming, but I missed the line about “don’t use this method in circumstances x, y, or z.” And I was pretty much in circumstances x, y, and z… ._.

On the other hand, it’s size 12m, Z-bear is 6m old today, and I don’t really expect it to stand up to a walker. Hopefully she’ll outgrow it before it falls apart, but Z-mama knows it is a labor of love from a newbie, so… lol

Now, all that’s left is to find buttons, wash it, and get it in the mail! Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to really do anything again this week. I’m SICK of being SICK. Gah. Meh, maybe I’ll do that tomorrow? It’s below freezing here today, so shopping may or may not happen.

KaliTime Camaralzman is knitting and crocheting like a mad woman. Argh!


Hi there,

I highly recommend a few videos from YouTube to help you learn sock knitting. VeryPinkKnits has several tutorials on how to do both toe up and top down socks, including how to do socks via two circular needles and via magic loop method.

She’s even got tutorials on how to do more than one sock at a time via those methods if you’re like me and get hit by the dreaded second sock syndrome.

Hope this helps. :)

Have a great day!

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Those are videos I keep around. I have a slightly negative view toward her, though. The first video I saw, she was peddling her pay patterns. All the videos I’ve seen since, though, referenced free ones, so I’m getting over it.

Others have recommended Kelley’s sock tutorial series, but I just couldn’t get over how I felt that she was talking down to her audience. I watched a few of them and went off to other videos.

And second-sock syndrome is sooo common around here! Everyone has it, I think. Except me, because I got bored doing the heel and am working on a… something… right now. We’ll see what it turns into. The pattern is blanket, but I don’t have enough yarn. I’m hoping that there’s enough for a shawl-type thing.

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Gasp! You don’t dig Kelley? (Just kidding)

I took a liking to her, because I’m mildly obsessed with KnitPicks. I don’t know if I ever picked up on condescension from her, but I do feel like she goes on and on. And on and on and on, unnecessarily so. It probably doesn’t need to take as long to explain the anatomy of a sock. But I only used her sock videos for understanding the heel.

I like verypinkknits and used to use her videos a lot. No doubt she knows her stuff and loves what she does. But when she started pandering to youtube, starting all these contests and give-aways, and begging for subscribers, my opinion of her dwindled a bit. My fella thinks she is a yuppie, lol.

Shawl-type thing? Sounds interesting…

KaliTime Camaralzman is knitting and crocheting like a mad woman. Argh!

Re: Yup!

I don’t pay for knitting and crocheting information, if I can help it. I’ve been consistently using the Kate Atherley Sock Family basic sock pattern from Misti Alpaca Yarns. I just apply the information learned to that pattern. :)

I’m hoping to learn how to do four socks at a time to save me getting Triple S. I’m buying a set of 60” circs for just this task.

I wish you the best on your crafting endeavor!

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