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Wednesday, November 10, 2010


So the second sock is done and I'm very happy with the set.  Next time I will make the leg a little longer, about 1.5 to 2 inches and taper the top a bit.  Ah live and learn.

Speaking of learning, most of my Christmas presents are handmade.  It is just too expensive otherwise, I have a huge amount of nieces and nephews.  Plus the few friends I make gifts for seem to appreciate them.  In making a scarf for one of my friends I learned a great cast on technique when making ribbing.  It is the long tail and reverse long tail method.  It actually makes your first row for you.

Thanks to knittinghelp.com and knitdaily.com for the videos and emails that helped me learn them.  I love learning new ways to make things look nice.

1 comment:

  1. Yay, completed socks!

    I adore Knittinghelp.com--incredibly useful stuff. I've learned a bunch of new things there.

    And. I'm doing a lot of Christmas knitting, but someone appears to have stolen at least a month out of my calendar. I have no idea where it went! I can't belive Christmas is less than 6 weeks away! Ack!