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It snowed AGAIN in Colorado yesterday and I thought I may need to turn myself into the loony bin....but instead I decided to treat myself to some new yarn ( and dh even encouraged it! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"> )<br><br>
I realize that this probably isn't a huge deal to most people, BUT I am not a huge fan of DPN..so for me it was a little bit of a leap!<br><br>
I got plymouth sockotta fingering weight and #2 needles - a little intimidating as I have only used a 5 before this! But I like a thin sock & wanted to actually wear it when I was done <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I am about 2 inches in and LOVING it! I hope I don't lose interest <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Wish me luck!!
 

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Congrats!!!<br><br>
I just started my first sock too. I'm using dpns and working on 4 needles.. I've got about oh.. 1/2". I'm making ankle socks. It's almost time for me to turn the heel and I'm scared! forget what the yarn is right now.. but it's a pretty self patterning wool blend. This is SO intimidating. I can't even do ribbing right <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> but I know with practice I'll ge tbetter. Good luck to you. Don't forget to take pics of your progress
 

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Welcome to the dark side, both of you! bwahahahahaha!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/FIREdevil.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="devil">:
 

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Hopefully you'll love it! I started my first sock somewhere in all of these snow storms (in the midst of two scarves I made for DD). She now has two pairs of socks, my newborn niece has one done and one to go, and I've started a pair for myself. <a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v665/realrellim/crafts/socks.jpg" target="_blank">Here's</a> DD's two pairs.<br><br>
But to deal with yesterday's snow, I stopped at the yarn store and bought some lovely alpaca yarn for a scarf for me. I'm also working on a twisted scarf pattern from <i>One Skein Wonders</i> that I started as soon as I heard it was going to snow (silly me...thinking that one-skein = fast and I'd have it in time for the snow). I guess I'm not convinced the snow is going to end anytime soon (ever?). <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Have fun with those socks. I can't wait to see pics.
 

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Thanks for the encouragement! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Texaspeach you will have to show your progress for a little motivation <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
Lisa - love the socks! I never thought to do a toddler sock! It would be done by now <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I think that the yarn I chose is one of the reasons I am loving it - Self striping yarn is just heavenly for me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:
 

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Me too!<br><br>
I'm using small size 2s (2.5mm, not 2.75mm), and Louet Gems yarn. I have some Lorna's laces staring at me, too. I though I'd start with the less yummy yarn, and I think it was the right choice. The pattern I'm using has these funky YOs that are totally uneven, and I'm not happy with how they're turning out.<br><br>
Although I think in the future I'll only make toddler socks. Why do my feet have to be so HUGE? I've turned the heel and done the decreases and know I have to knit seven miles of foot before I can finish.
 
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