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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

3712 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
3712 Posts

Posted - Oct 20 2022 :  03:01:22 AM  Show Profile
I like the twirl pattern in your socks Theresa. Very nice.

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Michele
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

3712 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
3712 Posts

Posted - Oct 24 2022 :  11:55:58 AM  Show Profile
took time to look at more knitting videos. Turns out I am an english style knitter. Who knew lol. I hold my yarn in my right hand along with the needle. still cant get the hang of using my finger to wrap yarn around the needle.

Farming in WI

Michele
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ceridwen
True Blue Farmgirl

883 Posts

Carole
New York
USA
883 Posts

Posted - Oct 24 2022 :  2:29:40 PM  Show Profile
Lovely pair of socks Theresa. Nice color. Thank you for sharing a photo

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 - Oct 24 2022 :  3:38:48 PM  Show Profile
Thank you Michele. The twirl comes from the way I knit. It only shows up when I knit in the round.

Thank you Carole, I really liked the color too

There is never a road so long that there isn't a curve in it.
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ceridwen
True Blue Farmgirl

883 Posts

Carole
New York
USA
883 Posts

Posted - Oct 27 2022 :  07:54:35 AM  Show Profile
An item that's been on my bucket list for a while was attending a Sheep & Wool festival. I managed to get that done within four weeks! lol Pumpkin (the name I give my adult daughter) and I have attended a couple of Sheep and Wool Festival.

A few weeks ago we met up in Tunbridge, Vermont for their festival. Tunbridge is such a lovely village. It was my first time attending a sheep and wool festival. I'm hooked. I just love it! It was such a lovely day too! It's somewhat small, but it was a great intro for me. There were lamas too! lol Their fleece is so soft. And of course sheep ... Love how she stuck her tongue out at me! lol



I love sheep!

A couple of weeks ago we went to Rhinebeck for the NY Sheep & Wool Festival. That is the Mecca of yarn/fleece in New York State ... a much talked about festival among knitters from all over. So many wonderful people, so many designers walking around. It's so huge. Lots to see. It was actually overwhelming! So much beautiful unique yarns from small farmers. I love that, it's my favourite type of yarn. I want to know where the yarn comes from, the sheep etc. The weather was gorgeous too! Did buy a book and had a chance to talk to the author, Hannah Thiessen. Wonderful gal.



Great book with some lovely patterns.

Hoping I can inspire you to attend your local Sheep & Wool festival. They are lovely. OK, I love agriculture fairs in general and would encourage you all to support them. Small farms need our support. There's something about knowing where our goods comes from that appeals to me, speaks to my heart.

Cheers!

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

Edited by - ceridwen on Oct 27 2022 07:55:46 AM
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debbieklann
Sharpshooter/Schoolmarm

653 Posts

Debbie
Madras OR
USA
653 Posts

Posted - Oct 27 2022 :  09:09:56 AM  Show Profile
Oh, wow!!! What an experience! How fun to meet the locals and “growers” and pet both the yarn and the animals:)

Debbie Klann
Farmgirl Sister #770
2018 Farmgirl of the Year

"Well behaved women seldom make history"....Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

3712 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
3712 Posts

Posted - Oct 28 2022 :  02:50:07 AM  Show Profile
Wool festivals are a great place for inspiration too. I went to one a few years back in Stillwater MN. They hold it every year on mothers day weekend. They have classes you can sign up for, and quite a few sheds of displays and wares. I love working with the wool from the 2 sheep I had for 13 years. They lived a long and happy life. My sock project is coming along. I have a few inches done now on the body of the socks. Will have to attach a picture. Happy knitting.

Farming in WI

Michele
FGOTM June2019

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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

8703 Posts

Denise
Beavercreek Ohio
USA
8703 Posts

Posted - Oct 28 2022 :  04:09:47 AM  Show Profile
Theresa, your socks look so soft and comfy.
Krista, that hat is adorable.
I haven't picked up my needles in about 4 yrs. I think I need to get back to it. I still have a project on one set.
I am a slow knitter because I do it for a while and then I stop for way too long. Not enough practice to get good at it.
Crocheting goes much easier for me but I don't like the look of crochet for some projects. They look better in knit.


~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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Nancy Gartenman
True Blue Farmgirl

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Nancy
West Seneca New York
USA
9013 Posts

Posted - Oct 28 2022 :  07:28:42 AM  Show Profile
I made some hats a few years ago. I even made some mittens . I tried socks but when I got done
with one it didn't look anything like a sock. Now yours look just like nice socks should.
Nancy Jo

NANCY JO
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

3712 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
3712 Posts

Posted - Oct 29 2022 :  02:45:10 AM  Show Profile
Love the stories of knitting....... lol. Not laughing at you but with you. We have all been there done that. Knitting or crocheting gives you something to do in the evenings. I grew up in a family that always made things. Well we had to mostly, there was never much money. I have a big ole ugly sweater that I should pull out and wear again. It is more like a jacket. But it was the first thing I made with my sheep yarn, and I spun the yarn too. I love it, and it makes me smile. That is what life is about, doing things that make you smile. Enjoy.

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Michele
FGOTM June2019

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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

8703 Posts

Denise
Beavercreek Ohio
USA
8703 Posts

Posted - Oct 29 2022 :  04:54:57 AM  Show Profile
You are so right Michele!

~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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nndairy
True Blue Farmgirl

2641 Posts

Heather
Wapakoneta Ohio
USA
2641 Posts

Posted - Nov 04 2022 :  7:47:33 PM  Show Profile
Carole - I love the sheep sticking out it's tongue! What a cute picture. I went to a heritage festival a few years ago and they had an old knitting machine. I'm not sure how you set it up, but once it was ready you just turned the handle and made socks or hats or whatever. I was fascinated with that thing. My husband picked on me for how long I stood there LOL! I was ready to get some sheep after that and it wasn't even a wool festival! I can't imagine what I'd want to do after attending one :)

I have another hat completed:

This one went much smoother and a little bit faster than the first one.
Hopefully tomorrow I"ll get the ribbing done on the next one - my least favorite part LOL!

~Heather
Farmgirl Sister #4701
September 2014 Farmgirl of the Month


"The purpose of life is to enjoy every moment" - Yogi teabag
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debbieklann
Sharpshooter/Schoolmarm

653 Posts

Debbie
Madras OR
USA
653 Posts

Posted - Nov 04 2022 :  8:11:22 PM  Show Profile
Your little nieces and nephews are going to love those!

Debbie Klann
Farmgirl Sister #770
2018 Farmgirl of the Year

"Well behaved women seldom make history"....Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

3712 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
3712 Posts

Posted - Nov 05 2022 :  03:18:03 AM  Show Profile
Heather sock knitting machines are amazing. I knew a lady that had several of them. Her husband worked on them to get them all going. My knitting is currently taking a back seat to Christmas presents. Crocheting a fun scarf right now. Also been felting and making ornaments.

Farming in WI

Michele
FGOTM June2019

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nndairy
True Blue Farmgirl

2641 Posts

Heather
Wapakoneta Ohio
USA
2641 Posts

Posted - Nov 05 2022 :  11:31:04 AM  Show Profile
I hope so Debbie!

Michele - what a lucky lady! I'd be happy with just one LOL! I've been doing some crochet and other gift making also. I have way too many things going at once. I bet you know the feeling :)

~Heather
Farmgirl Sister #4701
September 2014 Farmgirl of the Month


"The purpose of life is to enjoy every moment" - Yogi teabag
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ceridwen
True Blue Farmgirl

883 Posts

Carole
New York
USA
883 Posts

Posted - Nov 13 2022 :  08:45:47 AM  Show Profile
Heather, LOL on the sheep. I too would love to have sheep, cow, chicken ..... LOL Yea, now I just need a farm! Your Big Bird hat turned out lovely. What a cute fun hat! Thank you for sharing!

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 - Nov 13 2022 :  08:50:32 AM  Show Profile
Well, I managed to finish a pair of colour work socks. OMG, I lost count on how many times I frogged them. I finally decided that enough was enough and just knit. The pattern is called Forest Path Socks by Patricia A. Fortune of Knitography Farm Design and can be found on Ravelry. I used Rauma Yarn - 2-Strads Gammelserie a yarn from Norway.



I no longer have these socks, as Pumpkin fell in love with them. I'm thinking that I can knit myself another pair. Heck, my colour work will only get better! lol

Cheers!

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

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debbieklann
Sharpshooter/Schoolmarm

653 Posts

Debbie
Madras OR
USA
653 Posts

Posted - Nov 13 2022 :  08:52:35 AM  Show Profile
Carole, those are fabulous!!! Can you please explain frogging?

Debbie Klann
Farmgirl Sister #770
2018 Farmgirl of the Year

"Well behaved women seldom make history"....Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
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ceridwen
True Blue Farmgirl

883 Posts

Carole
New York
USA
883 Posts

Posted - Nov 13 2022 :  10:23:13 AM  Show Profile
Debbie, thank you so much. I've been using the gorgeous stitch markers that you sent me a few years back. I just love them and think of your kindness.

Frogging is associated with ripit which is a take on ribbit, the sound a frog makes. As you can imagine, it is also used in quilting. lol

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 - Nov 13 2022 :  10:41:43 AM  Show Profile
Michelle, I don't think I replied to your comment of August 18, 2022 regarding riding the yarn. I do apologize. Somehow it slipped my mind. Was wondering why I had the pictures below. lol Forgive me, I am knee deep in school work.

Yes, you do ride the yarn along if you are alternating between colours. You do want to lock it in at approximately every 3 to 4 stitches otherwise you'll have long strands that can get caught up. This is how I lock my yarn as I drag it along.



and this is what it looks like



Hope this helps ... now to get back to school work. Gosh, I am such a procrastinator when it come to school work. I am almost done with the semester ... looking forward to long knitting sessions.

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 - Nov 13 2022 :  5:54:03 PM  Show Profile
Carole, love your socks. Great pattern, nice work

There is never a road so long that there isn't a curve in it.
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debbieklann
Sharpshooter/Schoolmarm

653 Posts

Debbie
Madras OR
USA
653 Posts

Posted - Nov 13 2022 :  6:24:16 PM  Show Profile
Carole, that makes complete sense and is hilarious! I was thinking that frogging was some technique that I hadn’t tried yet….turns out, I use it on just about every single project!

Debbie Klann
Farmgirl Sister #770
2018 Farmgirl of the Year

"Well behaved women seldom make history"....Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
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Jokamartell
True Blue Farmgirl

712 Posts

Karen
Kennewick WA
USA
712 Posts

Posted - Nov 13 2022 :  6:44:42 PM  Show Profile
Love the socks, Carole!!

Debbie…me too!!! Lol

Karen :)

To quote one of my past preschoolers “Not one of those Karens, but a good Karen”! Haha
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

3712 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
3712 Posts

Posted - Nov 14 2022 :  03:05:11 AM  Show Profile
The socks are fantastic Carole. Thanks for the pictures too of the inside of your sock. Helps me to understand the process. Maybe one day I will give those beautiful knitting patterns a try now.
Debbie I laughed with you about frogging. LOL I do it alot too and never knew there was a term for it other then ##$#$%$ . lol Thanks Carole for all your pictures and help!!

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Michele
FGOTM June2019

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debbieklann
Sharpshooter/Schoolmarm

653 Posts

Debbie
Madras OR
USA
653 Posts

Posted - Nov 14 2022 :  07:46:32 AM  Show Profile
Exactly!!! I’m glad to hear that I’m not alone in this! Haha

Debbie Klann
Farmgirl Sister #770
2018 Farmgirl of the Year

"Well behaved women seldom make history"....Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
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