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Post by MrsC on 10th January 2010, 12:10 pm

Fantastic hat Jelly! :bigclap:

Yikes seils - how many pairs of knitted socks do you have? I've only ever made three. The first were something of a disaster with both being completely different lengths and the toe on one being 90 degrees out from where it should be (so it goes flat as if my toes are in a line pointing downwards rather than across!) They get worn in bed, but that's all. Love my other two pairs though. Looking forward to seeing a photo of them all lined up seils.

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Post by Mam Miniog on 20th January 2010, 10:42 pm

Wonderful hats Ang, gorgeous models Billy Very Happy

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Post by Jaded Green on 6th February 2010, 7:28 pm

Feeling really chuffed. I ordered some "Kaffe Fasset" Regia sock wool online on Wednesday night. Cheaper than John Lewis even with p&p and it was delivered yesterday morning.

Lovely colours


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Post by Luath on 6th February 2010, 8:51 pm

I bought some from Kemps online a couple of weeks back for socks for Mr Luath. Great quality and colours in the range, knits up nicely.
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Post by Jaded Green on 10th February 2010, 9:29 pm

am somewhat obsessively knitting socks at the moment. i've got two on the go at present. One is the Kaffe Fasset wool i bought online last week. loveley colours
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Post by MrsC on 11th February 2010, 8:02 am

I do rather like knitting socks. I think it's the fact that there's no real making up to do at the end that makes them particularly attractive for me. Also the practicalness of them.

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Post by Jaded Green on 11th February 2010, 9:06 am

Yes, not having to do lots of sewing together is a huge bonus. I am aiming to have 7 hand knitted pairs. I've got 3 pairs and 2 more in production. knit
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Post by Dandelion on 11th February 2010, 2:20 pm

Reading about all this knitting has inspired me to get out the beautiful mohair I bought at the Knit and Stitch show last year....OK, the year BEFORE last. It was such beautiful hobbity colours I had to have it, but there was only one skein on the stall, so I've re-knitted it three times to try and get the proportions right. At the moment it's a thin scarf about 12 inches long. If the wool runs out before the scarf is long enough, I may undo it and make a bag.
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Post by AngelinaJellyBeana on 11th March 2010, 9:29 pm

Hurrah
Have just finished another hat. It's a bit late due to me getting waylaid by "stuff" but it's done and ready to send off as a belated birthday present.

Camera batteries are charging so will post pics tomorrow
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Post by Adrian on 11th March 2010, 10:16 pm

Dandelion wrote:Reading about all this knitting has inspired me to get out the beautiful mohair I bought at the Knit and Stitch show last year....OK, the year BEFORE last. It was such beautiful hobbity colours I had to have it, but there was only one skein on the stall, so I've re-knitted it three times to try and get the proportions right. At the moment it's a thin scarf about 12 inches long. If the wool runs out before the scarf is long enough, I may undo it and make a bag.

Have you considered a lace pattern for it, you save lot of yarn with lace knitting. Very Happy

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Post by Dandelion on 12th March 2010, 9:12 am

I've just finished it - I suppose it is quite lacy because I've knitted it on needles the size of tree trunks!! Now all I need is some cold weather so I can wear it
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Post by AngelinaJellyBeana on 13th March 2010, 9:57 am

Here it is Very Happy just need to go to the post office to send it off






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Post by polgara on 13th March 2010, 10:54 am

Oh what is the pattern & where can I get one please.
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Post by Dandelion on 13th March 2010, 11:29 am

Pol, you beat me to it - that was exactly what I was going to say!
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Post by AngelinaJellyBeana on 13th March 2010, 1:52 pm

The pattern is from one of those Learn to Knit mags. I will copy it out and post it up (hope that's not breaking any copyright laws)
It needs to be made out of pure wool as you put it in a hot wash to felt it.

The wool I used for both of them was Freedom Wool by Twilleys

My plan is to make some more over the coming year ready for presents. I want to make a black one and have separate crochet flowers or something that can be pinned on for decoration and swapped about

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Post by polgara on 13th March 2010, 1:54 pm

Thanks JB

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Post by Jaded Green on 13th March 2010, 5:25 pm

JellyB that is beautiful

I have just spent the most ridiculous amount of money on some wool (pure 100% wool) to make some socks. Not one of those shops with prices visible, I expected it to be expensive, but was a bit Shocked These socks are a one off treat!

What happened to the good old fashioned wool shop?
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Post by polgara on 13th March 2010, 5:41 pm

They died when people stopped knotting or got knitting machines, I have that problem too.

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Post by seileasdar on 13th March 2010, 7:01 pm

There are still a few online sellers on the internet that sell those German sock yarns that are good value for money.
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Oh, I just changed from a bunny to a "clockwork mousey" Shocked Laughing
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Post by MrsC on 13th March 2010, 7:54 pm

Well here is one of my latest knitting projects. A hat for a newborn Baby C.



I've since then had a huge amount of time in hospital waiting rooms so I now also have a purple version the next size up (6 - 12 months) that I haven't got round to photographing yet.

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Post by MrsC on 13th March 2010, 7:57 pm

Hmmm - how'd I reduce my picture size?

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Post by AngelinaJellyBeana on 13th March 2010, 8:03 pm

Awww that's so cute, Mrs C. I love the knot at the top
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Post by polgara on 13th March 2010, 10:09 pm

Just finished a pair of wrist warmers, which I shall probably put on fleabay next Autumn.

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Post by seileasdar on 14th March 2010, 12:34 pm

I have photographed most of my socks,
I remember vividly that there were more, but maybe I have sorted them out to charity at some stage because they didn't fit properly? Can't remember...
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Post by polgara on 14th March 2010, 2:09 pm

What a lovely colourful lot Seils. Patterns are good too.

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