Sunday, March 29, 2009

Same pattern

I think we need to do the same pattern. And 2 cuff down on 1 circular has been voted most popular so that's what we' ll be doing.
Here is a free plain pattern that we can all do.
Do you all agree with it? If so lets get our materials together and we can begin as soon as we are all ready.


I bought the Melissa Morgan Oakes 2-at-a-time book with my 50% off coupon at A.C.Moore. I love the Belle Epoque socks in the book. I think I voted for top down, but not sure why, except I didn't like doing the heel when I tried the toe up. Now I have to look through my stash for some sock yarn. Are we all doing the same pattern? If we are choosing our own, I think I'll go with something plain so I don't have too much to think about while I'm learning to do 2 at a time.

Found a GREAT site

Ok for those who are wantting to learn toe up on the Circular if there is anyone but me lol... I found this GREAT site..AND PATT go to the BIND OFF you will like the cuff part I promise :).....Any ways here is the site enjoy :)

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Vanessa here and ready for a Sock KAL

I can't wait to do this Kal...I am so excited it has been forever since I did a KAL huh Patt lol..I think the last one I did was the felted purse we did over a year ago lol...I have my yarn and needles ready :)
I voted on TOE up on Circle needles because I suck no really lol thats the only word I can come up with lol I suck at cuff down lol...I have more control over the foot part I NEVER make my socks to fit me when I do the cuff down lol...NOW PATT on the cuff part this is what my friend and I do if you are going to make the socks with a size 1 or 2 needle go up to a 4 or 5 for the cuff it helps a great deal~! I have VERY thick calves I LOVE ankle socks just because I hate making socks to fit me lol...Hope that helped OH and Magic Loop is soo easy and fun...need any help patt let me know I can see what I can do :)


Why I voted for the 2 cuff down on ml

Ok I voted for the 2 cuff down on 1 circular or magic loop needle. My reason for this is when I did the Mojo sock and I was binding off for the cuff, I had to frog it 2 times and the last time I did the bind off it was still too tight for my leg. I know with the cuff down patterns I can have more control over the cuff. Also I really didn't like the afterthought heel. It did end up nice looking but I like making the heel flap and all that. And when doing the mojo sock I used 2 circular needles so I know I can do that. It was easier for me that the dp needles becasue I didn't lose so many stitches. And so now I need to learn the magic loop ON the sock above I actually pushed the cuff down so it would fit. bummer.

What did you all vote for and why?

I Want To Love Knitting Socks!

I really do! But it hasn't happened yet. I finish one and then never start the other. I think I could start a new fashion trend wearing two different socks -how about that? So, I'm thinking - knitting two at a time is the way to go.

Friday, March 27, 2009


Happy Friday!

Just want to welcome Kathy, Shelly, Jane and Nate to the blog. Please post anytime you feel like it.

I will be posting a poll on the side bar in a minute so don't forget to check it out and vote for what you'd like to do first.

When I ordered the 2 books from KnitPicks yesterday I also ordered a 40 inch size 2 circular needle. That will be a prize for our first contest, once we get started. and also ordered 2 balls of the felici sock yarn that was on closeout, in the color Patini. That will also be used as a prize. Guess I will borrow an idea from Jane and get our prize locker started!

Nate is in the house

Nate is here ready for a KAL! What do we need and when do we start?

Thursday, March 26, 2009

sock books

Ok so I ordered the first 2 of the books. I've had at least 3 peeps tell me that the knitting circles around socks is the best book for learning. I see that some of you guys have one or another of the books already. So I'm gonna be inviting you all to come join the blog team and since you already know how to do the socks you can help us learners!! weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

knitpicks is having a sock book sale

Look at these books. They're on sale right now at Knit Picks. Which one do we buy"???

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Our Blogs Debut

Ok this blog is going to belong to all of us that join. We all want to learn how to make 2 socks at a time on circular needles! Yea for us. learning is a good thing.
So now we just need to start getting some members and get us a pattern that we want to start with.
Come on and let me know if you want to join and I will add you to the blog as a contributor.