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I lost my sockginity

I lost my Sockginity this week.  I have messed around with socks in the past but they always ended up ruining the good thing we had going before we could go all the way. My first attempt at socks ended in massive heartache and it took me a while to get over. I tried my hand at a pair of Tardis socks (Those who don’t know what a TARDIS is, I am sorry, so so sorry) (Those of you who didn’t get the “sorry” reference please stop reading and go watch Doctor Who) Anyway, before we could finish what we started things went horribly wrong and I mourned the loss of that relationship. Thing 2 Pulled the needles out and unraveled the second sock, and there was no way to really pick up the stitches plus I had already frogged these socks about 3 times per sock. So sad.

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We had a good thing going for a while.

Well after a long break from from socks I finally decided to dip my toes back in the act of making socks. My next socklationship went great from the start. The first thing was they were toddler socks so much easier for me to deal with then Adult socks. (Size does matter)
Second there was just simple stripes so no crazy color work or dropping stitches and all the other craziness required in the Tardis socks. I finished both socks in no time. And it really doesn’t count unless everyone finishes, know what I mean 🙂
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Now they are on their way to Alaska to be with the one they were made for.

Goodbye!
Goodbye!

My models

I love seeing my FO being used. It really makes me feel great to know that the things I work so hard on are not just being thrown in a drawer somewhere. So here are a few pictures of some of my projects being “modeled”.

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Pooh bear new born prop. How cute is she?

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Just look at that tush!!!

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Same baby but older and wearing the infamous pumpkin hat!

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Mouse hat!! The first one I made.

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Another mouse hat!!

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Pink spingish hat. This one is neat since this is the second child to wear this hat! I don’t have a pic of the original owner but I love that it is still being used by new babies!

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Jester hat!! Adorable!!

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Old pic of Thing 2 rocking her booties I made her.

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I made her this whole outfit to come home in from the hospital but since she was enormous none of it fit except the booties.

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Thing 2 rocking her “knitty Titty”. Love these hats.

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Old pictures of Vicious modeling a monster hat and a head band!

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Not anything I made but here is a picture of Vicious making my Pom poms. Child labor at its best 🙂

Now off to finish up the hat I am working on and start on a diaper cover!

I may have lost the battles

… But I won the war! On the pumpkin hat that is. I finally completed it last night. I am sure that hat was one of the most frustrating projects I have ever done. I have no idea what the problem was or why I had so many issues but I am glad that it is done and I can put it behind me now.

I am a bit disappointed in it. It isn’t up to the standards that I like to hold my work at. There aren’t any mistakes or anything like that but it just isn’t “perfect” like I would like it to be. The yarn gets fuzzy as you work with it so there are all these little fuzz balls all over it and the decrease is very prominent because the yarn was so chunky. My husband said he can’t notice anything wrong and thinks it looks fine but he doesn’t knit so what does he know 🙂

I will say that I did do a little happy dance once I started the decrease. It was an amazing feeling knowing I would soon be rid of this hat!
I took a picture so I could remember the moment, the beginning of the end if you will.

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And I almost wept when I got to the color change because it meant 5 more rows and I would be finished!! Holla!!

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5 rows after that and one curly viney thingy and I was done!! The girl is coming to pick it up this afternoon. Now onto the rest of my October orders and gifts.

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So you can see the thickness in the yarn. The needle on the left is the tapestry needle I use for pretty much every project, the one on the right is the one I had to use for this one. The pattern calls for worsted.

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