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debbieklann
Sharpshooter/Schoolmarm

765 Posts

Debbie
Madras OR
USA
765 Posts

Posted - Dec 29 2022 :  08:30:26 AM  Show Profile
I love the colors, Theresa! They will look great on!

Debbie Klann
Farmgirl Sister #770
2018 Farmgirl of the Year

"Well behaved women seldom make history"....Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

4161 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
4161 Posts

Posted - Dec 30 2022 :  03:36:58 AM  Show Profile
Nice hats. I am still working on my socks. got a couple inches to go on the foot and then start the decreases for the toes. Then it will be time for a new project. Been looking at doing color works, I think you called it Carole.
need to find an easy one to start with.

Farming in WI

Michele
FGOTM June2019

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ceridwen
True Blue Farmgirl

899 Posts

Carole
New York
USA
899 Posts

Posted - Dec 31 2022 :  08:32:47 AM  Show Profile
Heather ... cute hats ... love the picture!

Theresa, love the tuque! I like your colour choices. Works well together.

Debbie, I'm with you .. Ravelry is a rabbit whole for me. So many patterns i want to knit ... I have to keep reminding myself to be realistic!

Carole
Farmgirl Sister 3610 - Nov 7/2011
http:www.carolesquiltingetc.com
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ceridwen
True Blue Farmgirl

899 Posts

Carole
New York
USA
899 Posts

Posted - Dec 31 2022 :  09:24:23 AM  Show Profile
Wow! Another end of year ... it just flew for me.

Last weekend I had a need to finish off some projects. Clear some space in my to-do head list. I finished Le Classic by l'Espace Tricot (a free pattern on Ravelry from my favourite yarn shop in Montreal.) It was knit using Isager Yarn Alpaca 2 with Isager Yarn Isager Silk Mohair ... it is so soft



I also finished off the Willapa cardigan. I had knitted that a few years ago and it just sat there waiting for me to weave in the ends. Now it's ready to wear.



And another finish from a few years ago L'Express by Espace Tricot (another free pattern on Ravelry). Yarn used Laman Como, it's quite soft. I wove in the end. I'm not to fond of this knit. The increases technic used is not my favourite method for increasing. You can tell where I increased. I like a subtle increase. It does have a nice fit when you wear it. Drapes well too.



Well those are the big projects I have finished. Again, some just needed to weave in the ends. This weekend will be used clearing some more room in my head. I have so many projects on needles that it's not funny anymore ... not to mention so many projects I want to start.

Catch you all later.

Yours in Fibre,



Carole
Farmgirl Sister 3610 - Nov 7/2011
http:www.carolesquiltingetc.com
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

4161 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
4161 Posts

Posted - Jan 01 2023 :  03:42:04 AM  Show Profile
congratulations Carole on all these big projects you have finished. That is a heck of alot of knitting. Just beautiful. May your needles stay full and your hands busy!!

Farming in WI

Michele
FGOTM June2019

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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

4161 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
4161 Posts

Posted - Jan 05 2023 :  5:40:38 PM  Show Profile
my socks are done!! Two at once top down socks.

Farming in WI

Michele
FGOTM June2019

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debbieklann
Sharpshooter/Schoolmarm

765 Posts

Debbie
Madras OR
USA
765 Posts

Posted - Jan 05 2023 :  5:56:40 PM  Show Profile
Would you do another pair with the same top down, 2 at once method?

Debbie Klann
Farmgirl Sister #770
2018 Farmgirl of the Year

"Well behaved women seldom make history"....Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

7459 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
7459 Posts

Posted - Jan 05 2023 :  6:51:12 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message
Good for you, Michele!

Farmgirl hugs,
Linda
Terrell, TX

Farm girl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015 and April 2017


"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

4161 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
4161 Posts

Posted - Jan 06 2023 :  03:01:48 AM  Show Profile
Debbie, I have done about 8 pairs of these socks. I like it because they will be the same size and once your done your done,you don't have to start over with another sock. lol This was the first time with a pattern on the top part. Not sure if I would do that again.

Farming in WI

Michele
FGOTM June2019

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debbieklann
Sharpshooter/Schoolmarm

765 Posts

Debbie
Madras OR
USA
765 Posts

Posted - Jan 06 2023 :  08:04:00 AM  Show Profile
I have just finished the sock that has been on my needles for a long time and now I need to make a second…. I can see how doing them both at once would take care of the second sock boredom :)

Debbie Klann
Farmgirl Sister #770
2018 Farmgirl of the Year

"Well behaved women seldom make history"....Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

4161 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
4161 Posts

Posted - Jan 06 2023 :  11:15:08 AM  Show Profile
way to go Debbie. one down one to go. you can do it

Farming in WI

Michele
FGOTM June2019

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debbieklann
Sharpshooter/Schoolmarm

765 Posts

Debbie
Madras OR
USA
765 Posts

Posted - Jan 06 2023 :  11:43:00 AM  Show Profile
I hope so! Thank you for the encouragement!

Debbie Klann
Farmgirl Sister #770
2018 Farmgirl of the Year

"Well behaved women seldom make history"....Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
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ddmashayekhi
True Blue Farmgirl

4732 Posts

Dawn
Naperville Illinois
USA
4732 Posts

Posted - Jan 06 2023 :  12:09:48 PM  Show Profile
Those socks look warm & toasty Michele! Great job and congratulations on getting them done so quickly. Good luck with knitting your second sock Debbie.

Daw in IL

The fireside is the tulip bed of a winter day.
(Persian Proverb)
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debbieklann
Sharpshooter/Schoolmarm

765 Posts

Debbie
Madras OR
USA
765 Posts

Posted - Jan 06 2023 :  1:46:01 PM  Show Profile
Thanks, Dawn! I might start on it this afternoon

Debbie Klann
Farmgirl Sister #770
2018 Farmgirl of the Year

"Well behaved women seldom make history"....Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
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atkinst2
True Blue Farmgirl

899 Posts

Theresa
Canal Winchester OH
USA
899 Posts

Posted - Jan 06 2023 :  2:38:54 PM  Show Profile
Michele: Love your socks! I've never done the two at once, was it hard

There is never a road so long that there isn't a curve in it.
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Blessed in Colorado
True Blue Farmgirl

6519 Posts

Debbie L.
Oregon
USA
6519 Posts

Posted - Jan 06 2023 :  2:56:25 PM  Show Profile
Michele your socks are great! I have been wanting to make two at once as well. I am curious too if it was difficult. Are they done in the round or with double points? I would thing in the round with cables.
Thank you for the info.

Big Hugs,
Debbie
#1582
Blessed in Oregon
With Colorado on My Mind
Farmgirl of the Month September 2012, February 2018, September 2022
“My altars are My Mountains
and the Ocean.” Lord Byron”

When I am Old I Shall Wear Purple, I am Old now!!


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nndairy
True Blue Farmgirl

3053 Posts

Heather
Wapakoneta Ohio
USA
3053 Posts

Posted - Jan 07 2023 :  09:07:34 AM  Show Profile
Carole - I am in awe over your sweaters! I don't think I'm ready for that yet but I LOVE the grey cardigan. One day....

Michele - Great job on the socks! I like the idea of 2 at once. I'd end up with only one sock or they'd end up different sizes LOL!

~Heather
Farmgirl Sister #4701
September 2014 Farmgirl of the Month


"The purpose of life is to enjoy every moment" - Yogi teabag
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Dreamer42
True Blue Farmgirl

2688 Posts

April
Central Oregon
USA
2688 Posts

Posted - Jan 07 2023 :  2:12:36 PM  Show Profile
OH Michele, such beauties!

Dreamer42
Farmgirl Sister #7038
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

4161 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
4161 Posts

Posted - Jan 08 2023 :  04:16:58 AM  Show Profile
Two at once socks are done on one 40 inch double pointed needle. It is a little challenging to get going, but after a couple rounds your off to the races. You have two balls of yarn, just make sure you change up which one your knitting with. My socks were done on a two size needle, and the yarn was a blend of my sheep Jills wool, with bamboo and nylon I think for strength and durability. I had it spun at a local mill. 34 stitches on each side. You cast on the first sock leaving a long tail, cast on the second sock. Then put a loop in the cable and cast on the second side, then pick up the first yarn and cast on the second side of the first sock. Just looked it up on pinterest and it is called magic loop socks. there is a video, I was not sure how to attach it, sorry.

Farming in WI

Michele
FGOTM June2019

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ceridwen
True Blue Farmgirl

899 Posts

Carole
New York
USA
899 Posts

Posted - Oct 06 2023 :  09:10:40 AM  Show Profile
Michelle, lovely socks. Thank you for sharing. Wow! I have never knitting two socks at a time. Sounds complicated! lol

Heather, thank you for your kind comment. That grey cardigan has recently been snatched by my daughter! LOL It's a great feeling knowing that she enjoys and appreciates my work.

Wow, I see it's been a while since I logged on. With full time grad study and full time work ... not sure where the time is going. I did take the summer off to do some much needed self-care. I took a lovely vacation in Newfoundland Canada. Parks Canada was celebrating their 50th anniversary and had a special organic yarn hand dyed for the occasion commemorating each of their National Parks. Although this year I had stayed at Gros Morne National Park, the yarn shop I visited in NF were out of that colour way. So I opted for the next best thing, Cape Breton National Park, which I had visited the prior year.



The yarn is lovely and I plan on knitting a scarf.

What do you have on your needles?

Cheers!

Carole
Farmgirl Sister 3610 - Nov 7/2011
http:www.carolesquiltingetc.com

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criley
True Blue Farmgirl

85 Posts

Connie
Eldon MO
USA
85 Posts

Posted - Oct 06 2023 :  09:34:37 AM  Show Profile
My goodness!
Y'all are so talented. All I can knit is dishcloths. :(

Coni

Farmgirl Sister #4938
Livin' the Life of Riley
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debbieklann
Sharpshooter/Schoolmarm

765 Posts

Debbie
Madras OR
USA
765 Posts

Posted - Oct 06 2023 :  09:49:51 AM  Show Profile
That color way is divine!!!

Debbie Klann
Farmgirl Sister #770
2018 Farmgirl of the Year

"Well behaved women seldom make history"....Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

7459 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
7459 Posts

Posted - Oct 06 2023 :  12:54:51 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message
Carole - I love hand-dyed yarns and love that color-way.

Michelle - I have never knit socks - yet; I don't enjoy working with the thinner yarns as much. I love knitting with large needles and #5 and #6 yarns. I've made several cowls so far this year - 4 knit and 4 crocheted so far.

Here are 3 of the crocheted cowls. It is a lb easy and fast free pattern I got on line. I think it is also on Ravelry.


And 3 knit ones - alao free patterns





Farmgirl hugs,
Linda
Terrell, TX

Farm girl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month
August 2015, April 2017 and June 2023


"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."

Edited by - quiltee on Nov 22 2023 09:03:15 AM
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

7459 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
7459 Posts

Posted - Oct 06 2023 :  1:00:51 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message
Help! I have this pattern booklet - somewhere- and found it a couple weeks ago. Now that I want to use it to make a sweater for my grandson I don’t know what safe place I put it in. Does anyone have a copy of this that I could borrow? I’ll pay postage to send it to me. Send me a p.m. if you want. Here’s a picture of the front and back.





I made the teddy bear sweater vest for my son, and he is now 51. I am surprised I even found this a few weeks ago, but it is now well hidden.

Farmgirl hugs,
Linda
Terrell, TX

Farm girl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month
August 2015, April 2017 and June 2023


"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
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Jokamartell
True Blue Farmgirl

1497 Posts

Karen
Kennewick WA
USA
1497 Posts

Posted - Oct 06 2023 :  6:43:50 PM  Show Profile
Beautiful work, ladies! Thank you for sharing!! :). I can’t even knit a single stitch…you all amaze me with your talents. :)

Karen :)

To quote one of my past preschoolers “Not one of those Karens, but a good Karen”! Haha
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