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July 2020 Sock KAL - Finished Objects Only - No Chatter Please

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    July 2020 Sock KAL - Finished Objects Only - No Chatter Please

    This thread is for finished socks only - please keep the chatter to the chatter thread. It makes it easier to pick a winner.

    You are eligible for up to four entries. Please make a separate post for each entry. You may post the following entries:
    1. For the first sock (or two through the heels) - any socks started this month count
    2. For a completed pair - any socks count. Socks started before the beginning of this month may be finished and entered as a completed pair.
    3. For using a pattern that goes with the monthly theme. Please include the name of your pattern.
    4. For using the featured color
    Last edited by lovestostitch; 07-02-2020, 09:10 PM.
    Naperville, IL - Growing zone 5b

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    Shelly in South Carolina

    "Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible." Dalai Lama

    US Gardening Zone 8B

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    Two through the heels.

    I'm playing yarn chicken with the red and white so I decided to do TAAT - on separate needles.
    Naperville, IL - Growing zone 5b

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    • knitter131
      knitter131 commented
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      TAAT on separate needles is my method of choice, I make mine toe up. Very seldom an issue with yarn chicken with toe up.

    • FreedomLover
      FreedomLover commented
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      I love these!

    • KnitsWithHorses
      KnitsWithHorses commented
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      These are coming along so cute! knitter131 that's my preferred method too. I will very occasionally do a cuff down or TAAT on a single needle, but this is one rut I kinda don't mind being in cuz it works for me. 😁

    #4
    Plan B: I decided to knit the slippers KnitsWithHorses linked to instead of the socks I linked to in the other thread. I can see why she loves this pattern. I'm going to be looking for a wool cotton blend to make a pair for my husband for Christmas.

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    Shelly in South Carolina

    "Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible." Dalai Lama

    US Gardening Zone 8B

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    • FreedomLover
      FreedomLover commented
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      Thank you for sharing this pattern, it's a keeper.

    • pinesprairie
      pinesprairie commented
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      Beauties right here!

    • FreedomLover
      FreedomLover commented
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      Thank you!

    #5
    Finished!

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    Naperville, IL - Growing zone 5b

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    • Char
      Char commented
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      Very nice!!! I really like the beads, too!

    • KnitsWithHorses
      KnitsWithHorses commented
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      I love the way they came out!!

    • qfknit
      qfknit commented
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      These remind me of WonderWoman!

      No doubt you exhibit superpowers when you wear these.

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    Featured theme.
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      #7
      Featured color.
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      Naperville, IL - Growing zone 5b

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      • lovestostitch
        lovestostitch commented
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        I would be worried that fishing line would cut the yarn. What type of fiber is the yarn? I can't understand why the cotton thread isn't holding. Is it actually breaking? I think I would try regular, all purpose thread. It is polyester. I would also use two strands.

        ETA: Just reread that you said cotton 4 ply. I guess you mean yarn. Did you knot the ends or weave them in? I could see where weaving might cause it to wiggle loose.

      • pinesprairie
        pinesprairie commented
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        lovestostitch, apologies for getting off track here and don't want to take over your thread. I did weave the ends so maybe will try once more with knots and the cotton and see what happens. Thank you!! 😀

      • knitter131
        knitter131 commented
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        lovestostitch, love those socks!

      #8
      Here is my first finished sock of the month.
      There are no knitting police.
      -Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

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      • FreedomLover
        FreedomLover commented
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        I love it, what type of heel did you knit?

      • MusicalKnitter
        MusicalKnitter commented
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        FreedomLover, this one is an E of P heel flap. I was following the Yarn Harlot's tutorial for a good vanilla sock in any size on her Patreon page. Recently I've been loving the garter stitch Fish Lips Kiss heel for socks.

      • FreedomLover
        FreedomLover commented
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        I'll have to look that up.

      #9
      Just finished these summer shorties, I'm pretty sure they are a little too short. But, they'll work for wearing with my fakenstocks or crocs.

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      • KnitsWithHorses
        KnitsWithHorses commented
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        FreedomLover Me too if I'm not very vigilant. So time consuming to keep the stands straight! Plus I knit slower on colorwork because I'm being extra careful about the tension. If the socks I'm knitting now were just stripes, they would be done by now. Lol But I do like mosaic knitting. I recently did a mosaic shawl. And these are super cute so might convince myself to do something like that. I have mad respect for people that do beautiful color work on socks!

      • Rose the Rebel
        Rose the Rebel commented
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        The mosaic patterns that I posted are dropped stitches so you aren't dragging different colors behind your stitches as in fair isle. I found if I put my skeins in a bowl and just spin the bowl as I change colors the tangling is not a huge issue.

      • KnitsWithHorses
        KnitsWithHorses commented
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        @RosetheRebel I do that sometimes but it seems that most of the time, since moving into an RV on my homestead, my knitting is in my lap. In a lawn chair most of the time lately, or car or waiting room. Maybe a snug project bag could be turned as I work in a similar way.

      #10
      Well here they are through the heel. Click image for larger version

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      Natalie from Oklahoma

      Jer 9:11-13
      "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

      Stashbuster MAL 2020 YTD +73 WTD +12

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      • Rose the Rebel
        Rose the Rebel commented
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        If you have the Adobe reader on your computer then you can do it. I think most word processors are similar so if you go to "save as" then there should be a drop down option that you can choose "pdf". I make sure that I save an additional copy of the original document just in case I mess something up. Hopefully that makes sense. I am no tech wizard for sure!

      • KnitsWithHorses
        KnitsWithHorses commented
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        @RosetheRebel I use Open Office from Apache because it is a really fine word processing package for free. I checked and it does indeed have an "Export to PDF" option! So after I make the shorties, I will attempt to make my pattern coherent and maybe some of y'al will test it for me. If it seems okay I'll make it available to others. If this works, I have several other patterns I would love to share as well.... if I can find my notes or remember how I made them. :O)

      • Rose the Rebel
        Rose the Rebel commented
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        That is great KnitsWithHorses, I would be happy to help you with a test knit! I am the same as you, I write down chicken scratch notes then can't decipher them later so I never get my patterns on paper.

      #11
      First finished pair since joining the site. Technically my third pair this month.
      There are no knitting police.
      -Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

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      • Char
        Char commented
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        Wow! you are a fast sock knitter!! Do you have a next pair in mind?

      • pinesprairie
        pinesprairie commented
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        MusicalKnitter Good for you. It's so exciting when they embrace our crafts isn't it? If he likes these, then who knows!

      • MusicalKnitter
        MusicalKnitter commented
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        Char I got two skeins of Knit Picks Hawthorn in a Sock Lab Grab Bag last week. One in Mini Golf (black, gray, spring green, and aqua) and one in Dorothy (pink and burgundy). I think Mimi golf is going on the needles for me when I finish up the sock I'm on now.

      #12
      Finished Pair: Candy Necklace Socks -Knit Picks Felici Candy Shoppe colorway. plain toe-up.
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      2020 Stashbuster MAL Week Ending 11/28= (0)~~ YTD =+6

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      #13
      My Home of the Brave socks are finished! 😁 Click image for larger version

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      Natalie from Oklahoma

      Jer 9:11-13
      "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

      Stashbuster MAL 2020 YTD +73 WTD +12

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      #14
      And again for the theme.
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      Natalie from Oklahoma

      Jer 9:11-13
      "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

      Stashbuster MAL 2020 YTD +73 WTD +12

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        #15
        And one more for the color(s) the month.
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        Natalie from Oklahoma

        Jer 9:11-13
        "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

        Stashbuster MAL 2020 YTD +73 WTD +12

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        • FreedomLover
          FreedomLover commented
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          These turned out great! Has your grandson seen them yet?

        • KnitsWithHorses
          KnitsWithHorses commented
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          I thought I answered this but comment is gone... He saw a picture and loves them. Now I just hope they fitr well. Will be a week or so before I see him to give them to him.

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