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July 04, 2007



Wow, if you could starch that bit of yarn in that position and make a bangle, I bet they'd line up around the block for 'em. Yarn cake bracelet!


I am currently knitting your variation and have some random thoughts. How about increasing/decreasing every OTHER row? The increases on the purl side are a pain, at least to me, especially at the toe.

One big advantage of your method is starting on the side. If you get to the halfway mark and decide the sock is going to be too narrow, you can adjust by doing more plain rows. In Nona's pattern, trying to adjust at the halfway point will mess up the toe shaping.

I confess my problem with my first sidewinder was self-inflicted. Somehow I got the idea that the gague was 8 st/in.


I'm having a similar issue with the green yarn I showed you -- it seems to me (and remember, I'm not a spinner) to be under-spun, leading to splittiness, perhaps bad wear, and yes, softness. Liz mentioned that this type of spin is warmer, also. I wound up my yarn that I intend for Sidewinders yesterday, still on Embossed Leaves sock #2.


I'm so glad your writing up your ingenious Sidewinder modifications!

I've added my name to the Ravelry list and look forward to joining the fun. I've heard it's a great site.


I love Ravelry so far. I am sure you will enjoy it. I am looking forward to your tutorial on the Sidewinders. I think I get how you do it, but I am still a little confused. Do you think the magic cast-on would work? I believe it produces essentially the same result as the Turkish.


Your fiber looks beautiful and exciting! I think that silk will make a great shawl (perhaps with more yellow, as you suggest). I love that you do natural dyeing too - other than onion, I've been too scared to try!

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