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Hey- Socks are halfway there!

We've been knitting along on our socks for three weeks now and we've already had some pairs finished! [caption id="attachment_3405" align="alignleft" width="150"]Courtney, Order Fulfillment & Store Courtney, Order Fulfillment & Store[/caption] Courtney is done! Speed Knitter!!         [caption id="attachment_3406" align="alignleft" width="150"]Tina, Store Manager Tina, Store Manager[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3605" align="aligncenter" width="150"]Both heels just finished! Both heels just finished![/caption] Tina's update is: "Two heels just barely done through the short row phase. Will set up socks for knitting in the round next. I used the Fish Lips Kiss heel pattern as I find I have better success with the heel shaping. Used lifelines at beginning of heels……didn’t need them this time:) " [caption id="attachment_3432" align="alignleft" width="150"]Melissa, Social Media Melissa, Social Media[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3607" align="aligncenter" width="150"]Ready to bind off! Ready to bind off![/caption] Melissa: "I’m ready  to cast off my first ever sock! Anyone have any tips on the cast off? I’m a pretty tight knitter so I think I’ll use a stretchy one to get the most comfortable fit." [caption id="attachment_3408" align="alignleft" width="150"]Kjirstine, Customer Service Manager Kjirstine, Customer Service Manager[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3606" align="aligncenter" width="150"]One Sock Done! One Sock Done![/caption] Kjirstine says: "I just cast off sock #1 last night, using Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off. It fits and looks great! Ready to cast on sock #2. I think the short row toe will come much easier the second time around!" [caption id="attachment_3407" align="alignleft" width="150"]Kelley, Owner of Alpaca Direct Kelley, Owner of Alpaca Direct[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3614" align="aligncenter" width="150"]Socks completed with a picot bind off. Socks completed with a picot bind off.[/caption]   Kelley: "Finished my socks and will wear them to the fair!"

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