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I hate sock knitting. Hate it. I have tried. Oh, Lord how I've tried to like it, but I just can't. I give up trying to like it.
So...now what do I do with the sock yarns I've collected in hopes of teaching myself to like sock knitting? I don't have an attention span for lace. Any suggestions?

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send them to me?
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Or me!

How about wrist warmers/mittens/gloves? Or a shawl/stole/wrap? Something lacy? I know there was a site with a bunch of patterns for stuff other than socks made with sock yarn.... anyone know it? Or maybe it was a book?

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You can get a sock loom (like a Knifty Knitter only v. small gauge) and knit socks up on that. V. easy and fun, and makes high-quality socks.
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I'll take a portion of your stash

Hey - I'd even knit you some socks from it!

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I hate sock knitting. Hate it. I have tried. Oh, Lord how I've tried to like it, but I just can't. I give up trying to like it.
So...now what do I do with the sock yarns I've collected in hopes of teaching myself to like sock knitting? I don't have an attention span for lace. Any suggestions?

What a silly question! You give it to your bestest friend! No shipping required.
Seriously, let me look at what you got I may buy some off you if you want. I saw Mary Jane yesterday and got some undyed sock yarn to experiment with. But I could always use more!

And with your load of fiberly talents, I think it is expected that you not care for at least one type of knitting. Silly girl.

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Or me!

How about wrist warmers/mittens/gloves? Or a shawl/stole/wrap? Something lacy? I know there was a site with a bunch of patterns for stuff other than socks made with sock yarn.... anyone know it? Or maybe it was a book?
I think that one is "More than Socks" or More than just socks.

and there is one for kids as well.

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Wow, what a greedy lot!
Bella, how could you go see Mary Jane without telling me? I would have had you say hello!

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Any kids' gear patterns using sock yarn?

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Wow, what a greedy lot!
Bella, how could you go see Mary Jane without telling me? I would have had you say hello!
Dearest, you had just told me you were going to Medieval Times! I didn't want to taunt you with a trip couldn't make. And I did tell her you said hello, as well as inform her that you are now a spinning goddess.

I also stayed for a good 1.5-2 hours. Playing and helping them on their computer. lol

And the "More than Socks" books have one specifically for kids I believe. But, you know, the Lornas Shepherd Sock you have wants to go home with me.

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I don't have a ton, but here's what I have. I would like to use it rather than sell it. I spin my own yarn now, so there's nothing really that I'd like to swap it for. I like it all very much, but I just don't to knit socks.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/8095777@N07/932374063/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/8095777@N07/932373723/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/8095777@N07/933118764/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/8095777@N07/933367868/
There are a couple more in my stash, but I don't have photos at the moment. I've maxed out my Flickr for the month

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I don't have a ton, but here's what I have. I would like to use it rather than sell it. I spin my own yarn now, so there's nothing really that I'd like to swap it for. I like it all very much, but I just don't to knit socks.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/8095777@N07/932374063/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/8095777@N07/932373723/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/8095777@N07/933118764/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/8095777@N07/933367868/
There are a couple more in my stash, but I don't have photos at the moment. I've maxed out my Flickr for the month
Aww. The Lornas laces was for Bodhi? Sweet stuff. The Trekking XXL would be darling for that little shrug pattern that was floating around a while back. Called for sock yarn. I wonder if I could find it?

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I don't have a ton, but here's what I have. I would like to use it rather than sell it. I spin my own yarn now, so there's nothing really that I'd like to swap it for. I like it all very much, but I just don't to knit socks.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/8095777@N07/932374063/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/8095777@N07/932373723/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/8095777@N07/933118764/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/8095777@N07/933367868/
There are a couple more in my stash, but I don't have photos at the moment. I've maxed out my Flickr for the month
heh. The lorna's is not going anywhere!

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Aww. The Lornas laces was for Bodhi? Sweet stuff. The Trekking XXL would be darling for that little shrug pattern that was floating around a while back. Called for sock yarn. I wonder if I could find it?

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Yeah, some of it was, and it started out really cute, but somewhere it went wrong. Ah, well. Sorry. I had good intentions.

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Did you show Mary Jane my pictures while you were on the computer?

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Dearest, you had just told me you were going to Medieval Times! I didn't want to taunt you with a trip couldn't make. And I did tell her you said hello, as well as inform her that you are now a spinning goddess.
Medieval Times was fun. My kids had a blast, but I am really glad we didn't pay for it. (If we had I certainly wouldn't have had those 2 daiquiris.)
We should plan a whole LYS hitting day together.

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Medieval Times was fun. My kids had a blast, but I am really glad we didn't pay for it. (If we had I certainly wouldn't have had those 2 daiquiris.)
We should plan a whole LYS hitting day together.
Yes we should. And I didn't show her any pictures because she was on frickin dial up and it took forever to get to what we needed for me to help her. It cost sooo much to get high speed as a biz.

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You could make dish rags with the sock yarn.

I use a fine gauge sock loom instead of needle knitting.. goes much faster and I love how easy it is.


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I am in the same boat... socks just aren't my thing. I have used the yarn to make gloves, mittens, dreamswatch and toys. The toys are great fun for me!
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I never wanted to learn to knit socks until I saw your sock yarn!!
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Good for you, for admitting you don't like knitting something and then not tormenting yourself further. Me, I hate gloves. I'd rather chew my fingers off than make another glove. So I stopped the pair of gloves I had in progress, and I've never looked back. I look at the half-finished gloves now and then, but only with an eye to frogging the baby-alpaca and kid mohair that I made them out of. Looking at them just reaffirms my commitment -- no gloves.

I've seen cute baby sweaters made from self-striping sock yarn. You can also hold it with a strand of something thin (for instance, baby alpaca or kid mohair) and use it to knit something requiring a heavier guage.

Or donate it to a grateful sock knitter, who will maybe pay you by making a pair of socks. 'Cause you said you don't like to make them, but I'm sure you'd love to have them...
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Dang it! I just found some Lion brand magic stripes at Hobby Lobby for $3 and I bought 2 skeins. I don't know what I was thinking, other than "oh, that's a steal." I love sock yarn. I just need to find a use for it.

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Baby sweaters, shrugs, transitional-weather scarves, fingerless mitts, chemo caps, purses, headbands/pantas, skirts, legwarmers, and sweaters like "Thermal" from knitty.com
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head to the lion brand site - they have several non-sock patterns for the magic stripes, including a poncho and hat set.

babylegs?

http://www.yarn-store.com/lornas-lac...sock-yarn.html - a baby vest with 2 skeins of LL shepherd sock

http://www.getknitted.com/acatalog/P...sock_yarn.html - cardis, hats, mittens, purses
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I hate sock knitting. Hate it. I have tried. Oh, Lord how I've tried to like it, but I just can't. I give up trying to like it.
So...now what do I do with the sock yarns I've collected in hopes of teaching myself to like sock knitting? I don't have an attention span for lace. Any suggestions?
Before you give up on socks, you should check out Cat Bordhi's new sock book. I haven't seen it yet, but I'm dying to in hopes that it will change my very negative mind about sock knitting. I have nothing against socks, in fact I love turning the heel, I'm just not crazy about knitting with fine yarns.
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Okay, I decided to reserrect this thread in order to let you all know that I'm giving socks another chance!
I am doing Silver's magic loop toe-ups in baby size, and I can see this being much more tolerable. I'll post a photo when I'm done.

Sorry I've been MIA for a while. I'm working on my Etsy shop and starting homeschooling, but I'll try to make an effort to pop in more often.

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Toe ups are lovely! I think finding the sock love is all about finding THE perfect starting pattern.

And if it still doesn't work for you toys are great! Especially in self striping yarn. I just made DD1 two things from some Magic Stripes...I think I've gotten 3 or 4 from one skein...the last two were even doubled and quite large (Nautie from Knitty).

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