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frewen



Joined: 08 Sep 2005
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 18 6:46 pm    Post subject: Socks  Reply with quote    

So I’ve been knitting some...

sean
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 18 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Snazzy. Is that your extended family or do you just mug people and force knitwear on to their feet?

frewen



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 18 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

There may have been some mugging involved, despite them all being sort of related to me .

One family member in particular couldn't bear to put the woolly socks on her feet! (last time I knit socks for them)

wellington womble



Joined: 08 Nov 2004
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 18 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

She mugs people. Have you seen her armed with double pointed knitting needles? Scary!

gz



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 18 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Woooo, stripes!!

I must get knitting again....

frewen



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 18 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Tip of my index finger is quite arthritically sore now... worth it though

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 18 7:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I wear home knitted socks with my boots, and as the feet wear out quite quickly, even with sock wool, I reknit the feet. Son wants me to make him a pair as I darned a pair or woollen ones he had. So next time I go near a wool shop I need to get some more sock wool.

Nice lot of socks you have made there.

Fee



Joined: 21 Mar 2005
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 18 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Gorgeous! I wish I had the speed/patience.

gz



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 18 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mistress Rose wrote:
I wear home knitted socks with my boots, and as the feet wear out quite quickly, even with sock wool, I reknit the feet. Son wants me to make him a pair as I darned a pair or woollen ones he had. So next time I go near a wool shop I need to get some more sock wool.

Nice lot of socks you have made there.


Ah, you're following a famous example..Sir Clough Williams Ellis (the architect behind Portmeirion's Home for Retired Buildings) used to wear knee length hand knitted yellow socks with the foot knitted separately and sewn on...then his wife only knitted new feet regularly

frewen



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 18 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sensible thing to do I feel. Sometimes I wonder about splicing on an extra round of stitches during the knitting and doing a double foot?

wellington womble



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 18 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Some people hold sewing thread along with the yarn on the heels and toes to improve wear. I can’t wear them, so I don’t know if it helps much.

frewen



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 18 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

May be I'll try that on the next pair.

sgt.colon



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 18 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nice socks. I knitted some once for Mrs C. I found them very hard to do.

frewen



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 18 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It's getting the pattern repeats to match up that's the proper nuisance!

gregotyn



Joined: 24 Jun 2010
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Location: Llanfyllin area
PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 18 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I would like to volunteer to take the place of the sock "rejecter" in your family, frewen, are there any preconditions? I did have a pair when I was a child with 3 different colours, "re-footed" twice, just not as high up the second time!

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