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Title: Knitting
Post by: duh on Nov 20, 2016, 03:06:04 PM
I'm back to the knitting.  I'm doing the two needle socks.  I love this pattern.  I've just turned the heel and I'm headed for the toe on the first one. 

Is anyone else knitting?
Title: Re: Knitting
Post by: Tina on Nov 20, 2016, 07:34:28 PM
Knitting will give you something sedetary to do when you are aching.
I learned to cast on, do a basic stitch and cast off. Not having left handed teacher's I kept getting lost. So knitting is not for me.
Title: Re: Knitting
Post by: duh on Nov 20, 2016, 07:37:11 PM
I'm left handed as well.
Title: Re: Knitting
Post by: duh on Nov 22, 2016, 06:44:17 AM
about 7 inches down and another 1 1/4 inches to go before i start the toe.  I've got big wide feet. 
Title: Re: Knitting
Post by: Tina on Nov 22, 2016, 03:45:05 PM
Good going, Tammy.
Title: Re: Knitting
Post by: duh on Nov 23, 2016, 06:20:44 AM
well I've started the second sock.  I need to seam the first one then it will be done.
Title: Re: Knitting
Post by: duh on Nov 24, 2016, 08:52:10 AM
I bought a book at abebook.com called the knitting answer book.  It is a marvelous book.  It has wonderful directions on how to do the technical bits to get things together.  Anyway it should be here mid-month of December.  I might wait until then to seam the sock so I get it right.

Title: Re: Knitting
Post by: duh on Nov 25, 2016, 06:56:42 AM
I got 3 one pound skeins of yarn at joann's for half price on wednesday.  I can't wait to start projects with them.
Title: Re: Knitting
Post by: duh on Nov 26, 2016, 04:57:53 AM
Heel is done on the second sock.
Title: Re: Knitting
Post by: Tina on Nov 26, 2016, 07:58:40 AM
I am really impressed. Will you remember a picture?
Title: Re: Knitting
Post by: duh on Nov 28, 2016, 07:36:58 AM
I have pictures on ravelry of all my completed pictures.  I'm not sure if I can bring them over here or not.  but I am tkhooper over there if you are interested.  I'm working away on the foot. 
Title: Re: Knitting
Post by: duh on Dec 01, 2016, 05:30:25 AM
Socks are done.  All I need is the picture now.  I think this will be the first picture with the tripod since I fixed the camera...scary.

Now I've started a knitted sampler afghan.  It will be 120 8 inch squares in different knit patterns.  That should give me a good idea of what I like as far as knit patterns.  And by the time i'm done I'm figuring a little over two years I should be ready to do just about anything.
Title: Re: Knitting
Post by: Tina on Dec 01, 2016, 11:47:05 AM
Good  stuff, Tammy.
Title: Re: Knitting
Post by: duh on Dec 03, 2016, 04:27:56 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v660/TKHooper/Projects/Learning%20to%20knit/SUNP0029_zps51yhqspb.jpg)

Here are the socks I completed.
Title: Re: Knitting
Post by: sunsoaker on Dec 03, 2016, 06:51:40 PM
Nice work, Tammy.
Title: Re: Knitting
Post by: Tina on Dec 03, 2016, 06:53:12 PM
Very good, Tammy!
Title: Re: Knitting
Post by: duh on Dec 05, 2016, 07:44:01 AM
I finished the stockinette and garter stitch blocks and I'm working on the moss block.  It's going slowly because I have to back up a great deal. 
Title: Re: Knitting
Post by: bayou girl on Dec 05, 2016, 08:45:40 PM
those are nice socks tammy!
Title: Re: Knitting
Post by: duh on Dec 08, 2016, 07:25:16 AM
Thank you.  I finished the moss block and the double moss block and now I'm working on the 1 x 1 rib knit.
Title: Re: Knitting
Post by: duh on Dec 14, 2016, 07:56:15 AM
Did the 2x3 rib knit, and the flat rib knit, and then the broken rib knit.  Now I'm working on a moss rib block.  So it is coming right along. 

I swatched the Edin Sweater and I was to tight.  But I'm thinking that it is the caron yarn it is thin compared to other yarns so I'm thinking of doing it in the bernat yarn instead.  I think I might have enough. 

So that catches up what I'm doing in this craft lol.
Title: Re: Knitting
Post by: duh on Dec 27, 2016, 06:20:14 AM
I just finished the seersucker block and started on the basketweave block.  There are evidently and entire group of these each with it's own name.  I don't know what all the differences are but i'm sure I'll be finding out. 

The furry socks are kind of in limbo and I'm not even sure why.

i have the yarn for titania and the moss jacket.  I don't know when I'll get the time to actually work on them.
Title: Re: Knitting
Post by: duh on Dec 28, 2016, 07:29:11 AM
the basketweave was actually called 5/5 Check.  It came out nice I think.  Now, I'm doing one that is some kind of broken rib knit.  I don't remember the name at the moment.
Title: Re: Knitting
Post by: duh on Dec 29, 2016, 01:40:42 PM
Finished it what ever it was called, lol.  Now I'm working on a 6/6 Moss Stitch Check.  Very confusing.  I don't know how people manage to make these really complicated designs.  Even the simple ones by comparison give me kittens.
Title: Re: Knitting
Post by: duh on Jan 03, 2017, 08:07:01 AM
Furry Socks

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v660/TKHooper/Projects/Learning%20to%20knit/Furry%20Socks_zpszkzsh7th.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/TKHooper/media/Projects/Learning%20to%20knit/Furry%20Socks_zpszkzsh7th.jpg.html)

These are toeless.  It sounds funny I know but socks hurt my toes. 
Title: Re: Knitting
Post by: bayou girl on Jan 03, 2017, 09:45:46 PM
Furry Socks

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v660/TKHooper/Projects/Learning%20to%20knit/Furry%20Socks_zpszkzsh7th.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/TKHooper/media/Projects/Learning%20to%20knit/Furry%20Socks_zpszkzsh7th.jpg.html)

These are toeless.  It sounds funny I know but socks hurt my toes. 
it doesn't sound funny to me, i have given away a lot of socks because they don't fit my feet right.
Title: Re: Knitting
Post by: duh on Jan 04, 2017, 06:25:30 AM
I tried a two color pattern from my knit book but i got to confused so I pulled it out.  I'll give it a try when I'm calmer.
Title: Re: Knitting
Post by: duh on Jan 13, 2017, 06:54:17 AM
Frogged the Moss Stitch Jacket and the Sassy Socks.  Neither project was working out well.  now i'm crocheting a scarf for my favorite waitress.  I hope I have enough yarn.
Title: Re: Knitting
Post by: duh on Jan 20, 2017, 05:02:21 PM
I was a tiny bit short on the yarn but I just stopped to rows short and it worked out.  She said she liked it.  i've restarted the Moss Stitch Jacket with two strands of yarn as suggested and a slightly larger needle.  I hit the gauge on the nose which made me happy.

We will see how it goes from here.  I've lost my new counter already.
Title: Re: Knitting
Post by: bestofour on Jan 30, 2017, 10:54:24 PM
I'm back to the knitting.  I'm doing the two needle socks.  I love this pattern.  I've just turned the heel and I'm headed for the toe on the first one. 



Good for you.  I tried knitting socks and did fine as long as I was with other knitters but when I was alone I couldn't figure out what to do.  I finally gave it up.  Never did finish my socks.  I think I was using 5 needles though.  Maybe 4 needles.  I've blocked it.  :)
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