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Old 02-22-2014, 12:28 PM   #17841
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Old 02-22-2014, 11:11 PM   #17842
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Trying to decide of I get up at 3 am and watch the gold medal hockey game. Good news if I do, I can sleep all day afterwards
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Old 02-22-2014, 11:15 PM   #17843
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Thanks, CWS. I've been looking for a soft "sock" for my tender feet. I've plenty of yarn, but will have to get some knitting needles.

Again, much thanks!
I have made several pairs of these using leftover yarn. I have yet to make a pair where I cast on 54 stitches. I cast on using the cable cast-on method. I have altered the pattern somewhat. I knit the first row and every uneven row after that. I also knit the first 4 and the last 4 stitches of every row so that when I assemble the slipper, the "cuff" looks like ribbing. I cast on enough stitches so that there are 10-10-1/2 inches of stitches (regardless of the yarn) on the needle. I then adjust the number of stitches cast off based on how many stitches are on the needle (anywhere from 6 and 1 when I had 25 stitches on the needle to 9 and 3 when I had 52 stitches on the needle). I can knit one of these during a 1.5 hour movie, so they are quick to knit. After the decrease to shape the toe, I do a 1x1 or 2x2 rib just for fun.

I use 3 - 7 (Cdn) size needles.

They are super comfortable and the 5 inches brings the "slipper" up over your ankle so they stay on--they don't fall off. I've used all kinds of yarn and have knit them with multiple # of balls (3-5) depending on the weight of the yarn.

Thinking of adding some buttons to the next pair I make to make them look like "ankle" sneakers. And, thinking of making them with 2 "strands" of roving in oversize so I can felt them...
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Old 02-22-2014, 11:33 PM   #17844
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I had to Google a video of "cable cast-on method". That looks really complicated. I use the "thumb/continental" method. I also knit using the continental method. I have tried the other way, but my fingers just don't want to learn it.
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Old 02-23-2014, 01:21 AM   #17845
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I had to Google a video of "cable cast-on method". That looks really complicated. I use the "thumb/continental" method. I also knit using the continental method. I have tried the other way, but my fingers just don't want to learn it.
If you have a crochet hook (doesn't matter the size, except I've never used the teeny-weeny one), what you do is cast on two stitches (left needle) and then you push the crochet hook between the stitches (at the bottom of the needle), loop the loop over the knitting needle, give a little tug on the yarn to tighten the stitch and repeat. I prefer using the crochet hook over the other knitting needle which is the method I think you saw on the 'Net. Basically, what you are doing is chaining with the crochet hook and putting the "chained" stitch on the left knitting needle. Does that make more sense than what you checked out on the 'Net?

I like this method of casting on when I don't want an edge that is "stretchy." My other favorite method is the "old Norwegian" cast on method which is similar to the continental method except you add an extra loop. I too knit "continental" (because I'm a lefty and because that is how my aunt taught me). I could never figure out how to knit any other way.

You can definitely cast on using the long-tail method (or however you cast on) to make these "slipper socks." Be forewarned, if you have a basket of them by the door, guests do tend to want to take them home...
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Old 02-23-2014, 01:23 AM   #17846
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I think I rule for the dog hair stuck in Joy's vents, however. I did find out that life does go on after this. You just start losing people who need a ride.

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Old 02-23-2014, 08:40 AM   #17847
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I just finished eating darn near a whole 10" skillet of bubble and squeak
My first attempt wasn't bad, I just need to work on getting the "socarrat" to not stay in the pan It scraped out easily so I sprinkled it on top
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Old 02-23-2014, 08:51 AM   #17848
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My first attempt wasn't bad, I just need to work on getting the "socarrat" to not stay in the pan It scraped out easily so I sprinkled it on top
Had to look it up: Word of the Day: Socarrat | Food Republic

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Old 02-23-2014, 09:52 AM   #17849
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Just finished watching the Canadian men's hockey team receive their gold medals.
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Old 02-23-2014, 10:13 AM   #17850
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Just finished watching the Canadian men's hockey team receive their gold medals.
Me too!!!! Now I am going to catch up on my sleep.

These Olympics have really worn me out.
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