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by crafter2243 Moderator ( edited 19 Jan 2018 ) 18 Jan 2018

I had a friend of mine recently move to a cold part of the country, so she asked me for hand knitted socks. From what I am reading a few Cuties could use them as well. Right Toogie? I decided she could use a hat as well. Almost done


by mops Moderator 19 Jan 2018

I love knitting and these socks and the hat look great. I love the brown variegated yarn. The recipient will be delighted.
You are a fast knitter! 2 evenings for a grown-up pair (or rather a pair for an adult) - I usually only manage a child size in the same time.

Tatting, I love that too. Getting the knot right is just a trick of the fingers, once mastered it is easy - that's true for most crafts, I know, but really there are only knots to learn, getting the tension right takes some more practice. It is time consuming but I like the simplicity: a shuttle (or two) is all you need. I have a couple of oldies that need to be wound by hand, but also a modern one that has a bobbin that can be wound on the sewing machine and it has a small hook at one end that makes the separate hook that always seems to disappear in the sofa superfluous.
To be honest I have not done it for ages, ME makes nice lace faster!

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crafter2243 by crafter2243 20 Jan 2018

Martine these were knitted with worsted weight yarn and not the usual sock yarn. Much faster because of the thickness.

by toogie 19 Jan 2018

This is the gown I made Avery, with the tatting I bought. It has tiny at the sleeve edge and medium on the apron, widest on the hem of dress. The one on apron, you can barely see on the left corner, looks like the one at Stitch Delights in the link below. I know you could make this tatting Angie! May not be shuttle tatting but would probably be quicker.

mops by mops 19 Jan 2018

Looks so beautiful!

crafter2243 by crafter2243 20 Jan 2018

I agree. Beautiful.

toogie by toogie 21 Jan 2018

Thank you both and this embroidery was stitched all by hand, not machine embroidery. Boy, did the back of my neck burn!

by kustomkuddle 19 Jan 2018

Beautiful socks. I have never worn hand knitted socks. They do look warm and so much nicer than store bought!

by toogie 19 Jan 2018

Speaking of tatting (below), IF I could do FSL sucessfully and continuously, I would get these designs from Stitch Delight. You see the black and white photo you can enlarge? I purchased the second one (already made), down from the top, by the yard and 'it ain't cheap!'
They have beautiful designs here.

kustomkuddle by kustomkuddle 19 Jan 2018

Talk of tatting reminds me of my grandmother. She was an expert at tatting. I can still see her fingers and that shuttle just flying. She did teach me, but I have not done it in years. I think that last I did was for the lace on my wedding dress. It is definitely a lost art. I'll have to see if I can find my shuttle. The latest thing I have heard is called needle tatting. Have not tried that.

crafter2243 by crafter2243 19 Jan 2018

I can do the needle tatting but with the shuttle I evtl. will make a knot and it will not move. Ha, ha. I think Tooby is right. If I need some I let the embroidery machine simulate it.

by dragonflyer 19 Jan 2018

Nice set!

by gerryvb 19 Jan 2018

wow, that's wonderful !!, at first I didn't see the pair in the middle, they are camouflaged by the carpet haha. Great job you did again , hugs )))

by pennifold 19 Jan 2018

Gosh all you gals that knit like Vicki, Sigrun and yourself are, in my eyes, incredibly gifted. I don't mind knitting, but we really can't do it here till mid to late March as it's so hot! Lovely socks Angie, you are a star and I know Toogie, Carolyn and rescuer would really appreciate them. Love Chris

by toogie 19 Jan 2018

Could I wear all three at once?-lol
I am amazed at the knitting skills of so many Cuties and yours too. I wish you could teach me, but I think I am unteachable. I have tried, but if I drop a stitch all is lost.
These look amazing! I am sure your friend will appreciate them to no end. Are they wool for warmth or something else? How long have you been working on these?

crafter2243 by crafter2243 19 Jan 2018

The solid colors are wool. The one in the middle is acrylic. It takes me about 2 evenings to knit a pair.

toogie by toogie 19 Jan 2018

I think that short of time is also amazing. My hat is off to you. Great work on your FSL doily too.....Is there any craft that you can't do?

crafter2243 by crafter2243 19 Jan 2018

Tatting with the shuttle.

toogie by toogie 19 Jan 2018

I can't either and I LOVE tatting for my baby items.

by rescuer Moderator 18 Jan 2018

How much do you charge? I live where it is cold. lol
Excellent work on the socks. You have a gift!

crafter2243 by crafter2243 edited 18 Jan 2018

Free to good friends need foot measurement

rescuer by rescuer 18 Jan 2018

Let me know when you have "spare time" to be fixing up some socks for me. I know you keep busy with your quilts and furry friends. Quilts come first. They need the warmth. I will live and I am quite used to single digit temperatures.
Big hugs!