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Let's get to know you! Sock KAL 7/12/19 - 8/1/19

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    Let's get to know you! Sock KAL 7/12/19 - 8/1/19

    Hi, All! I am moving our Sock KAL here! Let's have some fun!!!

    Here are a few patterns to review:
    https://www.herrschners.com/product/tangerine+twist+socks.do?sortby=ourPicks&refType=& from=Search

    https://www.marymaxim.ca/catalog/pro...socks-pattern/

    http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter08/PATTfargyles.php

    Or you may pick your own!

    I have in my mind this KAL should last 3 weeks... so July 12-Aug 1.

    And please don’t feel like you can’t participate if you can’t finish socks in 3 weeks. This is about having fun, learning if you need to, and getting to know each other. The only request I have is that you hand knit socks (machine and loom knitters, while welcome, will not be eligible for prizes).

    Here’s how this first knit along will work. Tomorrow before I go to bed (approx 10 pm EST USA), I’ll quote the links for the first three pattern choices as a reminder (you still have the option to choose your own). You may start then, if you choose, or wait until Friday, I’m flexible as this KAL isn’t a competition. We may get to a competition later, but not yet.

    You can join late if you wish, you are not required to finish within the three weeks, if you finish early I would encourage you to start a second pattern.

    I asked Admin if our market place would allow for gifting patterns or having a gift certificate option, and he said the one he is testing has this. So - I am going to gift two people each a pattern of their choice, up to $6.00 from our upcoming market place! I am a firm believer in keeping it “local” and supporting this website. What that means is if you win this prize you might have be patient while we work out the details (and maybe quirks).

    How the winners will be chosen: 1) prize will be open to anyone hand knitting socks - I must be able to find evidence (such as progress or finished photos) posted by the selected person. You do not need to finish a pair to win! Just post your lovelies, pump up the chatter, and you are in!

    2) beginning with this post I will use a random number generator to select a post representing a winner. If that winner is me or @knitter131 (Hi Mom!) the post immediately following will be selected as the winner. NOTE: the easiest way for me to do this is with actual posts as they are pre numbered and not the comments after. Thank you!

    3) WIP Socks, Other Patterns, DIY, etc all count. Bring on the pictures and chatter!

    So - what this means is the more you contribute to the KAL in encouragement, pictures, etc the more chances you have to win.

    Last edited by Char; 07-20-2019, 07:33 AM.
    Knitting is happening here! ❤️

    #2
    I finished my WIP socks today! :-)

    Knitting is happening here! ❤️

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      #3
      Hi, Char..... thanks for doing all of this for us Sock knitters 💖

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        #4
        Awesome!!! Someone found me! :-)
        Knitting is happening here! ❤️

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          #5
          Sadly my sock WIP is still in process, still not going to stop me from casting on a new one

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            #6
            Originally posted by cheshirestripes View Post
            Sadly my sock WIP is still in process, still not going to stop me from casting on a new one
            Yay!!! I am casting on the lacy socks right now.
            Knitting is happening here! ❤️

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              #7
              Char Your socks look great!

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              • Char
                Char commented
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                Thank you! How are yours coming along?

              #8
              Char Congrats on finishing your WIP, they look great! I made it to the heel flap on my first sock and am working on the leg of the second (I knit socks in tandem).

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              • Char
                Char commented
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                Thanks!!! I am casting on the lacy ones as we “speak”. So glad you made it here!

              #9
              I think I figured this out now. I just cast on my sock, Will post pictures once I get a little further one.

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              • Char
                Char commented
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                I can’t wait to see pics!

              #10
              I found us! Still finishing my Speckled Space Socks. But I’m partial to Fargyle for my next pair.

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              • cheshirestripes
                cheshirestripes commented
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                I'm going to knit Fargyle too! I'm just not disciplined enough to finish the other socks I'm knitting before I cast them on, lol.

              • knittinginthedesert
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                Where is this Fargyle sock pattern, I haven’t seen it before?

              • Char
                Char commented
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                knittinginthedesert There is a direct link in the first post. :-)

              #11
              ILVLUCY I see you made it! :-). Sorry I didn’t see your post at our old address until just now.
              Knitting is happening here! ❤️

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              • ILVLUCY
                ILVLUCY commented
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                Yes, I'm terrible at this! Now I have to get my avatar up again....having a little trouble with that

              #12
              Hey guys - just a heads up... the random number will be easiest on actual posts, not comments on posts (so for example 11, but not 11.1). I’m trying to keep it easy and not create myself more work so I’ll base my random number generator on the number, and not the sun comments. ❤️
              Knitting is happening here! ❤️

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              • iKnitSocks
                iKnitSocks commented
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                I'm confused. So this, as a nested comment to your reply, does not get counted. But a reply to the OP does count? Just looking for clarification.
                Definitely make it easy on yourself! I appreciate you getting this KAL going.

              • Char
                Char commented
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                Correct - if you “comment” it doesn’t give it a new number. It appears if you “quote” it would.

              #13
              ILVLUCY i had trouble with that too... I had to make it very small to be within an acceptable file size... keep trying!
              Knitting is happening here! ❤️

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              • ILVLUCY
                ILVLUCY commented
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                I'm very limited in what I can do. I surprised myself that I could do it the first time on the other site but now I see that I have to do what you said. Hubby is leaving in a few min so I don't want to bother him. I guess I'll be faceless for a week.

              #14
              I added the Sock KAL to the Calendar!

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              • Char
                Char commented
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                You are awesome!! Thank you!

              • snickerdoodle
                snickerdoodle commented
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                You're welcome! And, I like these sub-comments!

              • Char
                Char commented
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                I do too. 😊.

              #15
              Glad to see everyone making it over to the new boards.I have to say I am liking the look over here (I'm a mobile user). Sadly, no progress on my socks tonight as I went with a friend to see the movie Crawl instead. It was as cheesy and creepy as previews made it look. I will have to get back to my socks tomorrow!

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              • Char
                Char commented
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                Yay!!! I am glad you made it!!!
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