February 27, 2009

Dewey's Knit-a-Long Mini Challenge Update

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I finally finished my crocheted socks about a week ago. They weren't really hard to make but I made a lot of stupid mistakes by not paying attention and had to unravel them often. I even finished a sock before I realized that I had made a major mistake in the heel. There was much cursing. In the end, I was happy to be done with them even though one is obviously bigger than the other! As for comfort...meh. I don't think I'll be making many pairs of socks.

I'm on to my other project, a crocheted sweater. The pattern is marked experienced but so far I'm enjoying it more than the simpler socks. We'll see how it goes.


  1. Well, they sure look cute, anyway! I knit some socks last year and wore them about 3 times before they shrunk too much to wear.

  2. They look really nice! I'd love to try my hand at crochet again (been ages!) and I'd like to try socks. You inspire me.

  3. They look like they'd make great slippers.

  4. I always say I'm going to try socks sometime. They are cute, but your comments don't make me want to get started! :) I'm still knitting away, but I'm just working on my felted bags!

  5. I have fond thoughts about a pair of knitted slippers that a friend's gma made for me - but they unraveled.

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  7. I'm so impressed! The only thing I've ever made (crocheted) that was recognizable was a blanket for my son and it took me two years.

  8. Great job! The socks look warm and toasty. :)

  9. I think they look really cute! I have never crocheted socks before. I tried my hand at knitting a pair of slippers back in December for an X-mas gift. I felted them and they turned out okay but not great. I did buy yarn to try out some sox though because I had so much fun with the slippers.

  10. Ali- So far they haven't shrunk. Fingers crossed.

    Robin- Give it a try!

    Julie- The pattern had a good rating. I just get lost easy when working in a circle.

    bkclubcare- That's too bad.

    Teddy- Good luck! I hope you enjoy making some.

    Thanks everyone!

  11. Despite the setbacks, they turned out good! I had the same issues when knitting a pair of socks for Christmas. It was like two steps forward and a bazillion steps back. I still haven't finished them because I'm afraid I'll drop stitches just by looking at them. LOL

    Diary of an Eccentric


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