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CapricornLass wrote: »
I do love your socks, Laura. They are such wonderful colours.
Its something I've never tried - perhaps I should!
lykkelig wrote: »
I appreciate what you have wrote to me in reply and it's full of really useful information. I did mean thicker yarns yes, but realistically I know every day socks wouldn't fit in my boots.
I knit 4-ply with a 2.5 needle and cast on 56 but I was thinking of going to 2.25 with a 64 cast on and I'm so relieved because I hadn't the needles and needed to invest. I will now invest in 2mm and use a 72 cast on all for the longevity of the sock. Many thanks.
You have also inspired me to think about a laceweight ankle sock for the summer and never did it enter my mind to colourwork a heel. That would work beautifully in terms of reinforcement. Thank you, truly, for your help.
Pip I'm about to click on your username to go hunt out the knit on darn. Thank you. Edited because I found the post. Excellent repair Pip and bookmarked for future use. I also saw your latest post about yarn being your rationing downfall. It may well be mine too.
Laura_Elsewhere wrote: »
Thankyou! I only learnt to knit in my 30s because I couldn't buy nice socks easily any more - when the tube socks came in, that was all you could get for a while!
I would say go for it with the sock-knitting - it really isn't as difficult as people think. After all, the assumption for a few centuries in many areas was that a 5-year-old could knit simple little ankle-socks and a ten-year-old could knit knee-high stockings, shaped with a turnover cuff.... there are official records from the 17th century, even a census iirc for Norwich for the 16th century, with small children listed as "hose knitter" for an occupation!
CapricornLass wrote: »
'For homeless people, apparently best to avoid bright colours or anything that could be misinterpreted as one particular football team, as those could potentially draw aggressive behaviour, which is something I'd not thought of til I read something recently...'
So brown and black then!
Son's partner has expressed a wish for some more fingerless mitts so I will make a start on that.
Well... if you live within travelling distance of the Shrewsbury/Telford area I'd be very happy to meet up for a few hours and take you through the basics...
Crafty_Lisa_Hampshire wrote: »
I love the way your chats create such wonder imagery. I almost felt I was about to join in with a wine evening with everyone earlier on.
Got a question for you all. I need some flat knee high boots to replace some heeled boots I already have. I have found two pairs I like, one brown pair and one black pair. I cannot buy two pairs (lack of funds and excessive anyway) so which pair would you say would be more versatile. My current ones are black but I don't think they really go with my brown leggings but I do wear black quite a lot and wonder whether the brown ones would go with my black trousers and leggings. I would be interested to know your thoughts. Do you wear black and brown together?
I did another declutter of my wardrobe and got rid of a few more things. This is mostly because I have decided to not have a separate "work" wardrobe and I had a lot of clothes in that section that I didn't like so I have decided to do away with them. One large carrier bag ready to go to the charity shop.
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