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June 08, 2007



Maia I love how your sidewinders are coming along. I may have to give this pattern a go.


Maia, you did get the correct web address and Heike is in the PNW (that's a WA phone number listed on the website). I'm not sure why she's got the tax statement for CA residents and not WA. odd.

Oh, and hey, great socks! Hope your back is feeling better soon.


Bigitudeness is a perfectly cromulent word. I look forward to seeing the finished socks.


You are so right about the Grand Finale -- I had a nice chuckle when I read that.

As for the increases, I started with the "loop" increase -- as you described -- and personally prefer it over the Make-One. However, the loop increase does create a very small hole, especially at the beginning of the increases where there is more tension. I was afraid that the small holes would bother more people than the slight pucker. For Act IV, why don't you try your loop increases and compare the results.


I have not idea why I ever thought a sock knit sideways would be easier than one knit toe up! That looks just as "fussy" if not more. Would appreciate your thoughts when you back is better and you have time.


I'm so sorry to hear your back is bothering you. I hope you feel better soon. Your socks look great! I'm still in the trying to get gauge section of the pattern LOL.


Your sidewinder looks great. You can see mine in my blog. I have the same issue with the difference between increases and decreases but decided to finish the first sock as is and try different increases in the next one.
I hope your back will get better soon.


Hope your back feels better soon Maia!


This project is sooooo going on my queue. Right after the socks I am currently knitting, the ones I promised my husband, the Christmas ones for FIL.....


Thanks for the pics of your sidewinder sock; I've been watching Nona's blog but hadn't quite decided to try it. You might have pushed me over the edge.

Hope your back is better soon.

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