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My sock yarn

The sock yarn i bought today is called  Sockotta,  its from plymouth their italian collection.  its 45%cotton, 40% superwash wool and 15% nylon.  It looks like colored kite string not yarn.  Ive hear comments of socks knitting up quickly.  Right,  its going to take weeks to make a pair of socks.  I hope there is enough. I got 414 yards.  looks to be enough.  the swatch looks great, the colors are wonderful.  I hope the socks look as good.

Bear's picture

socks oh boy

My addi turbos arrived today, so i started my make socks on two circular needles.  It is very interesting working on the leg now.  cant wait to try them on and show them.   I sure like these addis,  the pliable cable for sure.  very slick, i drop alot of stitches,  they will take some getting use too.  ive been using bamboo for so long.  although i did like the bamboo i didnt like the cable, it was all coiled up even with steam they didnt relax that much.  Any way im using caron simply soft for the socks,  Is this the right type of yarn fo

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howdy

well, it took me long enough to get about posting something.  this is just a brief intro and "howdy".  i found the website after a google search and thought i'd sign up.  i'm an intermittant knitter that started about 5 months ago to stop smoking.  it's helped a little but i can't knit and drive at the same time so........

i get most of my knitting done at work while i'm waiting on a reaction to incubate or while i'm on my lunch/dinner break. 

current WIP: one of those Doctor-Who style scarves.   i had some ambitions for this thing but the yarn is this acrylicy stuff (*first time i've used a 100% synthetic) that i've developed a love-hate relationship with.  it is squeaky and seems to bite the needles.....and it is soooo slow.  i ditched the idea of doing the scarf in a honeycomb pattern and went with a simple garter stitch.  the yarn is pretty, tho.  and cheap (*$1.87/skein).   at the rate i'm going, it'll be finished by mid summer (*gawd, i hope i'm just kidding!*)

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The New "Guy"

I just found this site from the MenKnit.Net web site and knew I had to join. I have been knitting, on and off, for nearly 20 years.

I love the camaraderie of knitters. The knitting circles of my LYS was always one of the things I liked best about being a knitter. I am a member of the Buffalo Knitters Guild, the only man of course, so all the ladies love having me in the group. But it is nice to be with a grou of guys who are knitters.

My latest knitting obssesion are the scarves from the Harry Potter movies. I've made them all and they are my mindless-while-I-watch-television-knitting projects.

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Hats off!!!

These are most of the hats that I've been churning out in the past few weeks.  Most use the Reynolds Lopi.   The small ones are going to be gifts for my newest grand neice who is due next month.  The purple and green striped one is the "umbilical cord" hat from the Stitch N Bitch book, and the furry blue one was just my own "let's see what happens when I do this" design.  A couple will be just for me, and I will send a couple of them for the Dulaan project.  I think the green one in the back might be what Mel used for his Dulaan hat and I agree, it does look like ass on it's own.  I like the way the blue one on top almost looks like faded denim.

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Round Loom Knitting

Just curious if there is anyone else that has done or who is doing round loom knitting?  I'm working on a 3 panel blanket and have been enjoying it.  I want to work on a sweater but don't understand regular patterns, let alone the patterns for the round loom.  I found a website that shows a lot of styles of knitting that you can do with the loom, such as cable, stocking, etc.  The greatest thing about round loom knitting is you get very fast results in a short period of time.  Great for beginners that may want to move on to needles and hooks!

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Another piece in progress

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Works in progress

Bear's picture

where u at?

Im usually up till 2 or 3 in the morning and at some point i have seen as many as 75 guests online.  but where are they at?  as i write this 10 people are online, where they at?

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image gallery

how do i put my project pics on the gallery.

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