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Retreat Socks

I finally finished the socks I began at the Colorado retreat. I was interrupted with a few other projects, a trip to FL, and the first two weeks of the start of another school year. I think they turned out well and they feel very comfortable. The Yarn is Lang Jawoll. It's a superwash, so they will make their maiden voyage through the wash tomorrow. They should soften up nicely.

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Free Online Crafty Class

Has anyone from the retreat tried to take advantage of the free pass for an online course at Craftsy? I went to the URL and then chose the Steven West shawl class and it takes me to the checkout where a credit card is required. I logged in correctly. Any suggestions?

Thanks.

Mark

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The Knitting Man(ual)

I have this book and love it. As I become more skilled, I will make more things. The slippers I use as a profile picture are from the book, and the afghan I made as well. I found it on sale at Amazon for about $15 and it's worth every cent of that. NOW, you can get it for under $5 on Ebay an they say it's free shipping. Check it out if you are interested, but beware that it is eBay.

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For Dr. Who Fans

Now that the new Dr. Who has been announced...Peter Capaldi...I wanted to share another cute little Dr. Who Moment. In one of the episodes in the 6th season, I noticed that in a bar setting, he was reading a knitting magazine. Of course, it would by my first instinct to put a knitting magazine in a bar...not!

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Ankle Socks with i-cord bind off

I saw that Johnathan had on footies for sock, which I liked a lot. Here's my question and perhaps Johnathan can chime in here too. If I make them a bit longer than the ankle, it will look okay but I like the kind that stops just as it overflows the shoes. I was thinking about making an i-cord bind off so that they won't work their way down into my shoe while I am on a hike.

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Knotty But Nice Hat

I started this hat at home then took it to Colorado to finish. Once there, I realized it was a bit more intricate than I could focus on, so I brought it home and finished here. It's made with acrylic. I am going to make another one with good wool because I think the uniformity of the stitching may be better with animal fiber.
Mark

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Colorado Retreat with some photos attached

A BIG THANK YOU TO FRANK AND BRADY FOR ALL THE WORK THAT IT TOOK TO PUT THIS EVENT TOGETHER. YOU HAVE CHANGED LIVES IN A VERY GOOD WAY!

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A New Hat Project

Thought I would step out of my comfort zone and try some fun cabling. Color coding the patterns seems like a wise thing to do. Time will tell.

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Blocking Question

I blocked the sweater I made and, simply put, it grew! If I reblock it and reshape it by pushing the yarn tighter together and pinning it, should it then stay put? The arms did grow a few inches more that I had wanted and if I can't make is smaller by reblocking it, then I can always rip out a few inches and redo the last few inches.

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Time for Blocking

Finally, the last stitch has been knit in my sweater. Now to block it so the 6x1 rib throughout the sweater is a bit more prominent. Then the zipper goes in. I learned so much from this project. I changed the wrists from an i-cord bind off to a 3" rib stitch simply because I prefer it. I do like the i-cord bind off for the bottom.

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