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March 31, 2015


Andrea @ This Knitted Life

Phew. Talk about cutting it close. I have seen episodes of The Blacklist that are less heart pounding....


You are exactly right. That little pom-pom on the back of the sock was there to keep the sock from sliding down into the shoe. They really worked. I look forward to seeing these completed.


I have a 10" foot & fat calves so I am always holding my breath when I'm knitting a pair of socks! Right now I have a couple of 400-gram skeins & I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to use them or not : ( I'm sure things will work out for you with your socks which are going to be lovely, by the way : ) I've got to find me one of those scales!


Perhaps you will need extra yarn for the Pom-pons anyways? Perhaps you could use the remainder to knit a co-ordinating sweat band? Wristlets? Thanks for the smile-inducing nail biter of a post!!! :)


Oh Wendy, You're back!!!!

Judith C

This always happens to me when I knit one sock at a time. I have now started the two at a time method and I buy two skeins in the same colorway. Leftover yarn goes for another pair, if they are shorty socks or kid's or baby socks or even halfway toe socks for clogs. I have been known to wear a pair of socks that the tops don't match in length. I'm quirky like that.


Completely off topic, a possible trip down memory lane: Lariat Lanes on 63rd and Penn in Richfield is closing after 57 years in business. I thought you might want to know. :-) (Several years ago we ascertained an ancient Richfield connection - I grew up on 59th and Queen in Minneapolis.) Anyway, the bowling of my youth and maybe yours, coming to an end.


You could always start a sock yarn blanket and use leftover stuff for that. Of course, you might then find yourself going out to find just the right contrasting color!


If I were you in future, I'd split the skein in two and knit toe up. But that's me, and I like toe-up socks.

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