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I finally got started on the March Sockamania sock; I am at row 25.

This pattern has been a challenge for me because the stitch where you switch between dpns is a purl, and it is difficult for me to make these tight and I am worried about laddering.  I thought about moving the stitches around on the needles, but then I lost my place too easily, so went back to purling the first stitch. Hopefully with practice my dpn technique will improve.

This is my first project incorporating cables.  I’m not sure they look like the sample in the pattern, but I can tell that I am making cables!  I’m using the 5th dpn from my set, which can be a little dangerous . . . in an absent-minded moment, I started knitting onto the “cable” needle, and suddenly had 4 needles in my work and it took me a few minutes to figure out what I had done!

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I have finished my first pair of socks!  I made the second slightly larger because the first was a but short for my daughter, and that made the striping of the yarn different, but she loves them and that’s all that matters 🙂socks2.jpg

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Yippee, I did it—I finished a sock! And, it even almost fits my daughter’s foot. Unfortunately, the next one needs to be a little bigger.

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The socks are starting to look like socks! It has taken a lot of ripping as I figured out the directions for turning the heel, and switched to an easier ribbing for the leg so I wouldn’t keep losing my place.

The end is in sight, at least for one half of the pair!

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Well, after a few false starts and a lot of ripping, I am finally started on my very first pair of socks! It took a while to get the hang of working with four needles, but now I’m on my way. I can even see the ribbing pattern starting to emerge. (more…)

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