I’ve given up already.  I do not like toe up patterns.  I do not like this yarn.  I’ve already made one pair of socks using it and I thought bad words while making it but I used size 1 needles.  They don’t feel as scratchy on my feet as they do to my hands when I’m knitting.  The yarn is 75% wool/25% nylon but I think it’s the same wool they use for Brillo pads!  I know . . Brillo pads are not made of real wool . . are they?

I’ve switched back to my plain jane Classic Socks for the Family pattern that I love.  I’m using size 3 needles.  If I think bad words, I will not say them and I will hurry up and finish and be done with these.  And then . . I’ll just have one more skein of this yarn to use and if I’m lucky, it’s lost!


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    I’m on my second pair of socks – sticking with a fairly simple pattern on size 3 DPNs. I have a pattern for toe-up socks that I plan to try some day soon. I found instructions for ‘Judy’s magic cast on’ for toe up socks and thought I’d give it a try.
    Thursday or Friday I’m heading for the Loopy Ewe to get some more yarn. Right now I’m spending more time on socks than on quilts.

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    How about donating the unloved yarn on Ravelry for Haiti? I don’t know the link, but there is a group doing something along those lines.

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    Lisa says

    I LOVE TOE UP PATTERNS! I like them because I can try on my socks as I go! LOL!

    Now, back to my toe up socks – two at a time on 2 size 0 circulars needles. It’s going to take me FOREVER to finish these.

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    Lizzy Hentze says

    I don’t understand the title of the post! Is this a family joke or is there a story about ‘Uncle” that I don’t know (quite possibly) but I am even more confused than normal!

    I’ve only knitted one pair of socks, and I did them toe up on dpn’s. they turned out well (if a little short, I got too excited about finishing) and intend to have another try at some from the top down to see which I prefer.