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Shrinking Wool

In an effort to shrink my wool slippers to make them fit better and with much help from others on this site, I took the plunge and decided to throw caution to the wind and tossed the slippers in a hot

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Finally Satisfied with Slippers

After the first slipper I made and proudly displayed, I began making the second slipper. To my surprise, I had skipped 20 rows on the sole of the first slipper!

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Very Pink Videos

For those of us who are visual learners...and who isn't?...here's a good site. Debbie has a very good way about her tutorials. Sometimes she goes a bit too fast, but you can always watch them again.

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Planet Purl Videos

There are so many online tutorials now. They are so helpful. Recently, I was trying to become more familiar with entrelac knitting. So, off to YouTube.com I went.

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One slipper finished

I found this slipper pattern in The Knitting Man(ual) and enjoyed the process. I had to make adjustments along the way because my medium foot was not the designer's medium foot.

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Knitting with 1000 strands!

Here's an amazing video of a Rachel John knitting 1000 strands of yarn into a small mattress. Amazing tribute to perseverance and a sense of dedication to a curious form of art. Enjoy.

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Video Tutorials - Magic Loop Sock Knitting

Here are some video tutorials that I found to be very useful for knitting socks. Hope they help those who are struggling with this craft as I do.
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Abysmal sock..but finished!

I finished my first sock. It really is a horrid sight. I didn't use sock-weight yarn, so it's bigger than it should be, but it was a good learning experience.

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Sock Insanity

I have been struggling through my first sock.

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Variegated Scarf

I am using up some of the yarn my wife and son bought for me this past Christmas. This scarf is made with 1.5 skeins of Bernat Mosaic yarn...100% acrylic and variegated...100g/3.5oz.

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