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.

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  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.

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  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.

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

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  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!

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  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.

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

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  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.

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  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!

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  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

    --Anna
    Diary of an Eccentric

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