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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

3712 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
3712 Posts

Posted - Jul 31 2022 :  5:35:17 PM  Show Profile
I checked out some of the video about sock knitting. Wow, I would love to meet that girl. Not sure what it is, but I instantly like her. I need to start some socks! lol I have been looking for a pattern I could knit and nothing has got me started yet.

Farming in WI

Michele
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atkinst2
True Blue Farmgirl

835 Posts

Theresa
Canal Winchester OH
USA
835 Posts

Posted - Aug 02 2022 :  10:07:00 AM  Show Profile
Michele, Love your wheel! Here is a photo of mine. A little dusty as I have not spun for a while, but need to get back to it.



Karen, Thank you! Maybe you could find a yarn store that gives lessons!

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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

3712 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
3712 Posts

Posted - Aug 03 2022 :  7:11:24 PM  Show Profile
How nice Theresa! Have you spun alot? I have not done any for a year or two, since we have been working on our house. I do have quite a bit of wool all washed up and carded into batts, from my sheep.

Farming in WI

Michele
FGOTM June2019

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atkinst2
True Blue Farmgirl

835 Posts

Theresa
Canal Winchester OH
USA
835 Posts

Posted - Aug 04 2022 :  07:03:24 AM  Show Profile
Michele, I have not spun as much as I should. I always spread myself too thin LOL. Working on an antique quilt right now (hand quilting it) I think it was put together in the 20s or 30s and never finished. It is a nice 9 patch and am just getting a shawl (sheep shawl) off the needles. Am working on the cast off now so I should get it on the blocking board by tomorrow.

I too have a bunch of fluff (wool) ready to be spun but probably won't do any until winter when I can have a fire in the fireplace and can spin while watching the flames. One of my favorite things to do LOL

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ceridwen
True Blue Farmgirl

883 Posts

Carole
New York
USA
883 Posts

Posted - Aug 04 2022 :  10:25:33 AM  Show Profile
Theresa, lovely socks. I love that you showed us your wheel. Thank you for sharing. I so enjoy looking other peoples creations ... it's so inspiring.

Michelle, glad you enjoyed the video. Denise is a sweetheart. Corine from the Woolly Thistle did an interview with her. You can check it out here (more towards the end if you don't want to watch the full shopcast:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LVdU9Tzr9Y

I enjoy the Woolly Thistle's shopcast especially when Rachel does "a postcard from Shetland". I don't know, it makes me feel connected to like minded people.

Yours in Fibre,

Carole
Farmgirl Sister 3610 - Nov 7/2011
http:www.carolesquiltingetc.com

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ceridwen
True Blue Farmgirl

883 Posts

Carole
New York
USA
883 Posts

Posted - Aug 05 2022 :  06:17:39 AM  Show Profile
I finished the Dunyvaig Hap. I am happy to report that I have not found any other mistakes. If I did, you can be sure I will not be frogging it! I'll post a picture once I have blocked it.

I started another project. I wanted something mindless, again, to take on vacation. It's a scarf for a dear friend of mine. The pattern is called Julien Classic Wool Scarf by Steve Rousseau Design. I'm using Sunday Morning 4 Ply by Sonder Yarn Co. The yarn is made up of 75% Bluefaced Leicester wool and 25% Masham. It is so soft and cozy. The colour is called Fresh Sheets.



Cheers!

Carole
Farmgirl Sister 3610 - Nov 7/2011
http:www.carolesquiltingetc.com
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atkinst2
True Blue Farmgirl

835 Posts

Theresa
Canal Winchester OH
USA
835 Posts

Posted - Aug 05 2022 :  10:11:49 AM  Show Profile
Just off the needles and onto the blocking board



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ceridwen
True Blue Farmgirl

883 Posts

Carole
New York
USA
883 Posts

Posted - Aug 06 2022 :  07:16:58 AM  Show Profile
Oh Teresa, it's lovely! Nice that you block after a finish. I'm a procrastinator when it comes to blocking. Not my favourite part! But, it makes all the difference.

Thank you for posting a picture of your project. It's so inspiring.

Carole
Farmgirl Sister 3610 - Nov 7/2011
http:www.carolesquiltingetc.com
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

3712 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
3712 Posts

Posted - Aug 06 2022 :  5:41:10 PM  Show Profile
You ladies are awe inspiring!! Wow you get some much knitting done and I am still in the what can I make phase. I have some sock weight yarn I had made by a neighbor who had a small mill. I may just start some socks.

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Michele
FGOTM June2019

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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

8703 Posts

Denise
Beavercreek Ohio
USA
8703 Posts

Posted - Aug 07 2022 :  04:25:02 AM  Show Profile
Theresa, those socks and that shawl are gorgeous.

Carol, that pattern is lovely!

I have never progressed far in learning to knit but that is, I'm sure, because I have not put the time into it that I should.

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"I am a bookaholic and I have no desire to be cured."

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
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atkinst2
True Blue Farmgirl

835 Posts

Theresa
Canal Winchester OH
USA
835 Posts

Posted - Aug 07 2022 :  08:56:51 AM  Show Profile
Thank you Denise

Michele, Go for it. Find a simple pattern and just go for it

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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

3712 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
3712 Posts

Posted - Aug 08 2022 :  05:04:16 AM  Show Profile
Well I have my two at once sock pattern out. I went up by my ma's and balled up two skeins of my sock yarn. Jill was my black sheep, who went to a grey color.......hummm. lol My hair is not all brown anymore either. haha They are gone now, but I have alot of wool to use. The sock yarn has some bamboo and nylon spun in it. the hardest part for me is getting the two at once started. After a few rounds it is great. Well until you don't pay good attention and knit a half a row with the wrong ball of yarn..... haha. Now to take the time and get started. Happy Knitting all.

Farming in WI

Michele
FGOTM June2019

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atkinst2
True Blue Farmgirl

835 Posts

Theresa
Canal Winchester OH
USA
835 Posts

Posted - Aug 08 2022 :  6:49:50 PM  Show Profile
Thank you, Carole. I don't always block unless it is a shawl.

Michele, be sure to post a pic when you get them done. Would love to see them


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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

3712 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
3712 Posts

Posted - Aug 09 2022 :  03:30:01 AM  Show Profile
I got started last night on the socks. It will be many months before I get even close to having them done. lol Using a size one needle, doing magic loop, two at once top down. I have one row knitted, before I headed to bed. haha

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Michele
FGOTM June2019

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ceridwen
True Blue Farmgirl

883 Posts

Carole
New York
USA
883 Posts

Posted - Aug 09 2022 :  07:01:58 AM  Show Profile
Go Michele! With time/practice it will be second nature for you.

I've never done magic loop. I use double pointed needles for my socks. Although I will be trying the Addi FlexiFlips on my next pair of sock. I've read good things about it. I'll let you all know my experience.

Cheers!

Carole
Farmgirl Sister 3610 - Nov 7/2011
http:www.carolesquiltingetc.com
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

3712 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
3712 Posts

Posted - Aug 09 2022 :  2:06:13 PM  Show Profile
. And I am off to the sock races. Lol. Got a few rows done. But I did not have to rip any out and start again. A few more rows and it will be easier to keep the flow of two at once. I have made 5 or 6 pairs of the pattern. I don like 2 at once cause they are always the same size. Just takes a bit longer cause your doing two.

Farming in WI

Michele
FGOTM June2019

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ceridwen
True Blue Farmgirl

883 Posts

Carole
New York
USA
883 Posts

Posted - Aug 12 2022 :  11:08:15 AM  Show Profile
Michele, Wow, knitting two socks at once. Sweet. You go girl!

Carole
Farmgirl Sister 3610 - Nov 7/2011
http:www.carolesquiltingetc.com
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ceridwen
True Blue Farmgirl

883 Posts

Carole
New York
USA
883 Posts

Posted - Aug 12 2022 :  11:12:34 AM  Show Profile
I just finished a pair of Tube Socks. This is totally mindless knitting for me. I pick it up when I need to rest my mind. No pressure sock. Although I did want to get them finished so I could start another pair. lol

I used Shirley Brian Deconstructed Fade Sock which is made up of 75% super wash Merino and 25% nylon in the following colour way - The # is silent. I love the names she gives to her hand dyed yarn! And I also love her label!



This is a tube sock, no heel ... like I said mindless. If anyone wants the pattern (my own pattern), I will gladly share with you.

Cheers!

Carole
Farmgirl Sister 3610 - Nov 7/2011
http:www.carolesquiltingetc.com
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

3712 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
3712 Posts

Posted - Aug 13 2022 :  03:04:15 AM  Show Profile
Looks great!! The mindless part is much needed sometimes. I am still working on the ribbing on my socks. I have maybe an inch done or so, then it is on to straight knitting till I get the length I want. Then the heel.....

Farming in WI

Michele
FGOTM June2019

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atkinst2
True Blue Farmgirl

835 Posts

Theresa
Canal Winchester OH
USA
835 Posts

Posted - Aug 13 2022 :  1:58:34 PM  Show Profile
Oh Carole, those are great. Yes I would love the pattern. TIA

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ceridwen
True Blue Farmgirl

883 Posts

Carole
New York
USA
883 Posts

Posted - Aug 17 2022 :  06:33:13 AM  Show Profile
Theresa, happy to share the pattern.

If anyone else would like the written pattern, just send me an email. I've converted the file to pdf and I'll send you the attachment.

Yours in Fibre,

Carole
Farmgirl Sister 3610 - Nov 7/2011
http:www.carolesquiltingetc.com
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ceridwen
True Blue Farmgirl

883 Posts

Carole
New York
USA
883 Posts

Posted - Aug 17 2022 :  06:49:33 AM  Show Profile
I started a new project ... I guess you can say I am not a monogamous knitter! lol Truth be known, I wanted to test out these new needles; FlexiFlip by Addi. I thought they would be perfect for colourwork socks. The pattern is called Forest Path Sock by Patricia Anne Fortune.



As you can see from the picture, the center is flexible/bendable. You're working with three (3) needles. One tip is sharp the other is a normal tip. You can decide which tip you like. I'm not a sharp needle user. However, I've read that people love the sharp for lace knitting.

These are 2.00 mm ... yea ... they are small, which made it a bit challenging for me. The needle kept slipping out of my hand. One slipped/fell between a crack off my mother's deck. OMG, we could not get to it and had to fish it out. I was fine buying another set but .... Men! .... my sister's DH was determined to get it out. Took hours (with a dinner break) to finally lift it out. Thank you to my father for rigging the tool that did the trick. Seriously, they were determined ... and of course I am truly thankful ... I don't have to buy another set. Note to self, only use them on solid/flat floor area.

What's on your needle?

Yours in Fibre,

Carole
Farmgirl Sister 3610 - Nov 7/2011
http:www.carolesquiltingetc.com

Edited by - ceridwen on Aug 17 2022 06:51:48 AM
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atkinst2
True Blue Farmgirl

835 Posts

Theresa
Canal Winchester OH
USA
835 Posts

Posted - Aug 17 2022 :  12:23:18 PM  Show Profile
Wow Carole, those are going to be beautiful... look forward to seeing the finished product.

I sent you my email address in an email. Thanks for sharing

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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

3712 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
3712 Posts

Posted - Aug 18 2022 :  02:51:54 AM  Show Profile
Oh my gosh Carole, that pattern looks amazing. I have always wanted to know how do you knit patterns like that? do you let the yarn ride on the back till you need that color?

Farming in WI

Michele
FGOTM June2019

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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

3712 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
3712 Posts

Posted - Aug 18 2022 :  02:52:33 AM  Show Profile
ps glad your boys got your needle back for you! lol

Farming in WI

Michele
FGOTM June2019

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