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Sep 24, 2011 15:54:23   #
MamaBonz 55
 
I'm so glad you said that. What length cable did you use?
 
Sep 24, 2011 16:16:36   #
joeysomma
 
29" susan bates silverado
Sep 24, 2011 16:20:19   #
courier770
 
I've said it before and I'll say it again...tube sock are a wonderful primer for socks...none of the stress of turning heels.

The very first pair of socks I ever knitted (and I've been knitting for 45 years) ended up with a dear friend of mine. I posted a photo of them on my blog and my dear friend asked to buy them. Of course I just sent them to her. She rewarded me with photo's of her wearing those crazy socks to ball games, concerts, on vacations, you name it. They were simple tube socks.

In the following years I learned to knit and turn heels but I'll never forget that first pair...and how much enjoyment my pal got from them.

We all have to start somewhere don't we?
Sep 24, 2011 17:03:24   #
renee greenberg
 
Hi- try www.theknitgirlls.com afterthought heel. It's done on Magic loop- one circular. You put it "wast yarn by knitting it in and when you get to the end of the line 28 sts. you put all the stitches on the left hand needle and knit it with the sock yarn. Then do it with the ne xt sock. Then knit up to top of the sock. Then go back and take out the waste yarn, by picking up the stitch only one the right side of the stitch. ( the sock yarn.) Watch the podcast. Then you decrease eveery onther line.
Sep 24, 2011 17:17:12   #
Karoy
 
What could be easier!?! I've made tube socks before and it sure takes the stress out of turning heels. Once you put the sock on, you really can't tell if its a tube sock or a heeled sock.
Sep 24, 2011 17:23:47   #
MindyT (a regular here)
 
What I do for dpns is put wine corks on the one end while knitting, so stitches do not slip off the end. And if I stop for awhile, I put corks on both ends so not to lose any stitches off either end. Good excuse to keep those wine corks coming!! Lol
 
Sep 24, 2011 17:35:44   #
sam07671
 
5mmdpns wrote:
sam07671 wrote:
Thank you for the pattern. I perfer making tube socks over the heel one as I hvenot done the heel ones before. I will give this a go. Sounds simple. I made a pair of tubes last year and my daughter stoled them. I think I will make myself some and hide them.


You need to embroider your initials on your socks and put a big smiley face on hers!!! haha, Sam your daughter knows a great thing when she sees it!!!
The great thing with these socks are that you can turn the sock so that the heel gets switched each time you wear it. This makes the tube sock last forever!!!
quote=sam07671 Thank you for the pattern. I perfe... (show quote)


YA I diffently need to do something with that girl. LOL!! She is 31 and a single mom and just last week she came in and said she felt something diffrent and realized she forgot to put on socks when she was dropping my GD off. She asked me for a pair. I jsut got them back today. A couple months ago she came dropping the kids off and I noticed something a bit diffrent about her appearance and she said "Humm, I think I need to run back home I forgot to put my bra on this morning." I do worry about her somethings. LOL!!!!! I coulden't help her in t he bra dept though. But she just moved today and has no washer or dryer in this apt. she moved into so I guess I will be doing ehr laundry. I get back my clothes now. LOL
Sep 24, 2011 19:17:50   #
5mmdpns
 
Yep, Sam, and with doing her laundry at yours, the washing machine will only eat her socks!!!! lol
Sep 24, 2011 19:27:11   #
trixpat
 
We had 4 sons so I didn't get to experience anyone borrowing my clothes , BUT their Dad did get to put up with his tools being borrowed, and (He Thinks Not put back) ,Nowadys he finds them and sheepishly says ""Oh that's where I put them""
We have 2 Grandaughters Now .Julie 14 this past March and Jaimie 12 this past June.I didnt even realize that I was a girl till after they were born..
GOD BLESS
Sep 24, 2011 19:30:21   #
Serenity McIntyre
 
well, i'm finally getting better at using the dpn's. I have found the bamboo ones the most helpful. They are not as slick and they are less temp sensitive.
on another note; has anyone used the paton stretch sock yarn? My feet and legs swell several sizes everyday, and I would like to find some decent for myself and others with severe edema.
Any thoughts
Sep 24, 2011 19:50:24   #
sam07671
 
5mmdpns wrote:
Yep, Sam, and with doing her laundry at yours, the washing machine will only eat her socks!!!! lol


Thats right. LOL :thumbup:
 
Sep 24, 2011 21:29:31   #
5mmdpns
 
Serenity McIntyre wrote:
well, i'm finally getting better at using the dpn's. I have found the bamboo ones the most helpful. They are not as slick and they are less temp sensitive.
on another note; has anyone used the paton stretch sock yarn? My feet and legs swell several sizes everyday, and I would like to find some decent for myself and others with severe edema.
Any thoughts


I have the paton stretch sock yarn. I would not recommend my worst enemy to buy that!!!! It is horrid to work with and you will never get a nice tension with it.
My feet also swell and my ankles too!! It is a pain to have to try and get socks on a swollen foot. I always make my socks very loose on my foot and will use a nice rib (also loose). Some of my socks are knit two sizes too big around for my non-swollen foot. I will wear these two sizes too big around when I have a badly swollen foot/feet. I always have enough yarn to make two pairs of socks. One normal size for me and one two sizes bigger around for me. Sometimes both feet/ankles dont swell up at the same time so I wear one of each. It is handy to tuck the larger socks into my purse if I am going out!! I also like to only wear the ankle socks (also called summer socks) because of the swelling. I hope this helps you out a little. :-)
Sep 24, 2011 21:35:09   #
AJP
 
Agnser- I love your lace!!!!
Sep 24, 2011 21:51:51   #
Serenity McIntyre
 
5mmdpns wrote:
Serenity McIntyre wrote:
well, i'm finally getting better at using the dpn's. I have found the bamboo ones the most helpful. They are not as slick and they are less temp sensitive.
on another note; has anyone used the paton stretch sock yarn? My feet and legs swell several sizes everyday, and I would like to find some decent for myself and others with severe edema.
Any thoughts


I have the paton stretch sock yarn. I would not recommend my worst enemy to buy that!!!! It is horrid to work with and you will never get a nice tension with it.
My feet also swell and my ankles too!! It is a pain to have to try and get socks on a swollen foot. I always make my socks very loose on my foot and will use a nice rib (also loose). Some of my socks are knit two sizes too big around for my non-swollen foot. I will wear these two sizes too big around when I have a badly swollen foot/feet. I always have enough yarn to make two pairs of socks. One normal size for me and one two sizes bigger around for me. Sometimes both feet/ankles dont swell up at the same time so I wear one of each. It is handy to tuck the larger socks into my purse if I am going out!! I also like to only wear the ankle socks (also called summer socks) because of the swelling. I hope this helps you out a little. :-)
quote=Serenity McIntyre well, i'm finally getting... (show quote)

so what yarn do you like?
Sep 24, 2011 21:56:29   #
AJP
 
My first pair of socks was also a tube spiral sock. I enjoyed it so much I went on to make heeled socks too. I prefer lace projects over socks though. Thank you for posting this pattern. I'm thinking someone might get a pair for Christmas.
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