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July 14, 2007



Don't you hate it when that happens? Right there, that's the main reason I like toe-up socks . . . if you run out, your socks may be a little shorter than you'd hoped, but at least they're socks!


That's my fear when it comes to knitting from one skein. I might have to buy a weighing scale for this purpose. Glad you managed to finsh the socks. I like the purple ones.

Rose Red

Thanks for the heads up on the Jitterbug - I bought two (different) skeins recently, so will have to watch them as I'm knitting - or maybe it will provide the perfect opportunity to try toe-up!
Both pairs look great too!


Good save on the Jaywalkers! How annoying though that the yarn ran out and the new lot was different in gauge! What did you think of the Jitterbug otherwise?
Julia's socks are adorable! I love the picot edging.


Years ago I almost threw out a sock I was knitting with Wildfoote because the splitty nature of the yarn was driving *me* wild. In frustration, I picked up the Pony Pearls double points I never used because of their extremely dull points and finished those socks in record time. Talk about the perfect marriage...:/


Oh, but those Wildfoote socks will wash up well. My hub's don't even pill and they're super soft. But hey, you prob know that already.


Those jaywalkers are delicious looking.


Good decision to just move forward with the new skein - you are obviously a well adjusted person!


I just had the exact same problem with my socks. I just hate it when you run out so close to the end! You seem to have come up with the perfect solution, however!


So glad you're back! You were missed!

I have Jaywalkers in my projects que, but my recent experience knitting a baby sock using fingering weight yarn and size two needles makes me think I may never get to them. Yours are lovely!


Annmarie is right about the duller points and splitty sock yarn. I've been working with Wildfoote using needles that, while not dull, aren't as sharp as could be, and it's been ok.

I think that both pairs look great, even the Jays! The dyelot change didn't strike me as too obvious in your pictures, and I kind of like a mismatched toe look.

Linda Rogers

I stumbled onto our blog while looking for flooring ideas - don't know why - but I have recently learned to knit and think it is funny that I ran into a knitting website! I love all the pictures of your dollhouse! Thanks for sharing your talents!

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