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by Tigs (tigrrgrr)
at February 26th, 2008 (09:20 pm)
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I will be doing one custom slot next month (March). It will be for auction on Hyena Cart. I will announce it here at least 24 hours in advance. The sooner the yarn is ready to send to me after the auction the better.

I think that's all I know for now but if you have any questions ask. The date of the auction will be dependent on some factors that I don't exactly have the answers for right now so when I know, you'll know.

Oh, the auction will be for a pair of longies. I always called it Send In Your Own Yarn but the cooler kids tell me that now it's called Your Yarn My Needles.

If all goes as planned the winner will have the longies in their hands by the end of March but obviously that date is due to some change depending on factors beyond my control.

Questions? I still don't bite. Bribes of chocolate won't work on this one but keep them in mind should I ever run a lottery. I KID!!!

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Posted by: krissybean (lovekrissy)
Posted at: February 27th, 2008 04:59 am (UTC)

oh geez!
i think i'm going nuts!

i could tell it was your post by the icon!
i got so excited and saw no comments!
i almost commented "meeee meeee" to win the slot,
but then i saw the lottery part! boo! :(

is there a way to bribe you for a pair of socks for myself? :P

Posted by: Tigs (tigrrgrr)
Posted at: February 27th, 2008 03:43 pm (UTC)

Funny you should ask that. I was idly wondering if there would be anyone interested in socks. Maybe I'll offer up a slot if there's interest. I'd have no idea what to charge though...

Posted by: krissybean (lovekrissy)
Posted at: February 27th, 2008 03:45 pm (UTC)

i think you should open them up first to me through my email! :PP

i'm never good at getting those lottery's or slots.. but it's only fair.. :)
so i can't complain!
but i would be the first buyer if i was allowed to call it now first! :P

sheesh i'm nuts! <3

Posted by: Tigs (tigrrgrr)
Posted at: February 28th, 2008 02:40 am (UTC)

I'll keep you in mind dearie. If I ever do say anything about doing it remind me of this comment. Deal?

Posted by: krissybean (lovekrissy)
Posted at: February 28th, 2008 03:49 am (UTC)

omgosh deal deal deal! :)
thank you so much! <3

Posted by: Tigs (tigrrgrr)
Posted at: February 28th, 2008 04:05 am (UTC)
knitting=therapy

I like fingering weight yarn. Something knit on size 1-3 and about 7-9 stitches to the inch.

VERY good foot measurements are a must so always measure at least 3 different times at different times of the day.

My personal preference is yarns with superwash in them because they are machine washable and I'm lazy but that is really really up to you. Other size sock yarns are acceptable but it will change the amount of patterns you have to decide from.

Oh and pattern is up to you, that is what would set the price. Clearly a pair of plain stockinette is much faster and easier than something with an intricate cable.

I could make you a guinea pig to test out the process. Knitting socks is a much more personal process than longies I've come to find.

Posted by: krissybean (lovekrissy)
Posted at: February 28th, 2008 04:11 am (UTC)

omg that seems like it's in a whole different language! :P

is there a website or place that sells this type of yarn online that you know of that i can check out.. like yarn that you like to work with? i'm not familiar with specific types of yarn for sockies. :) and a place that shows patterns? i'm new to all this, but every since i saw suzanne's socks.. i was sooo in love! <3

and being a guinea pig is fun sometimes! i wouldn't mind at all!

and another quick question.. what parts of your foot do you measure exactly? just the length.. or the width at certain spots (yes.. i realize that might be the dumbest question in the world!)

Posted by: Tigs (tigrrgrr)
Posted at: February 28th, 2008 05:03 am (UTC)

It will depend a bit on the sock but generally around the foot (different places for different patterns), the length of the foot (or a variation on that) and around the ankle. Not a dumb question at all.

If I were you I'd try googling "sock yarn" and see what comes up. Or Sock Yarn and fiber types. You'll find lots of sites and figure out what you want. Etsy is a fun place for sock yarn too.

Generally speaking you'll need 400 yards. Most places are good about putting down how many skeins you will need for a pair.

For patterns...again...google. Or I can make some suggestions based on the yarn you pick.

Posted by: krissybean (lovekrissy)
Posted at: February 28th, 2008 05:15 am (UTC)

squeee! i will take a look around!
i know suzanne said her pattern was from knitty.com,
so i'll have to poke around there.. which i just started doing 10 minutes ago! they have beautiful patterns! <3
i think it will be sooo hard to choose! :)

i will do some rooting around!
thank you so much for the help + letting me know what i need to figure out!

should i let you know when i find out what i like or just write it down and wait until you are posting about doing socks? :)

Posted by: Tigs (tigrrgrr)
Posted at: February 28th, 2008 03:24 pm (UTC)

Yeah you can let me know what you like so I can let you know if its possible and figure out what the cost would be to knit it.

Posted by: krissybean (lovekrissy)
Posted at: February 28th, 2008 05:22 am (UTC)

haha actually i think i've found my favorite pattern already! :D

http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter07/PATTazure.html

Posted by: Tigs (tigrrgrr)
Posted at: February 28th, 2008 03:26 pm (UTC)

Oh that is nice!

Posted by: krissybean (lovekrissy)
Posted at: February 28th, 2008 05:39 am (UTC)

i promise the last question!

so would something like 100% superwash merino wool work for that pattern that i gave you the link for? :) is that good sock yarn, since i noticed you said superwash is the best type? :)

i'm sorry for all the questions! i'm super excited + i've never had socks made before! :)

Posted by: Tigs (tigrrgrr)
Posted at: February 28th, 2008 03:29 pm (UTC)

There are literally dozens of good sock yarns out there. I tend to drift toward superwash because I'm lazy and don't like to handwash my socks. The yarn suggested for this pattern is Colinette Jitterbug, which is a very lovely yarn. I've never purchased any for myself but one of the gals in my local knitting group works with it often and I have drooled over it every time she's taken it out.

It isn't a superwash yarn but oh BABY! Very nice. Google it and look at the specifications given. If you don't care for it, look for another that is close to the same.

Posted by: krissybean (lovekrissy)
Posted at: February 28th, 2008 06:07 pm (UTC)

oooh it seems like a beautiful yarn! :)
i'm going to look around to see the best price for it first!
is there a way to quote a price for that pattern that i picked out?
i know i need to measure my foot, but i wear an 8 or 8 1/2 in shoes.

also.. if i were to use that exact yarn.. i would probably need two skeins for that pattern? when i read about the yarn, it says one skein knits a pair.. but i know on the pattern it says it only took one skein.. so what do you think? :)

Edited at 2008-02-28 06:19 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Tigs (tigrrgrr)
Posted at: February 28th, 2008 07:14 pm (UTC)

I'll take a look at the pattern and try to work up a quote. It's not simple but it's not terribly complex either. I'd definately let the pattern guide you as to how much yarn it takes. Some sock yarns come with enough in a skien for one pair and some you need a skein per sock. It is very dependent on the sock yarn manufacturer.

Posted by: krissybean (lovekrissy)
Posted at: February 28th, 2008 10:42 pm (UTC)

awh great! just let me know whenever! :)
yeah.. that pattern said it only took one skein of that specific type of yarn, so then that should be ok if i go with that yarn! woo hoo! <3

i appreciate all of this so very much!

Posted by: art_music_me (art_music_me)
Posted at: February 27th, 2008 05:19 am (UTC)

I hope I can get the slot. I have been dying to get something by you. I saw the skirtie you made for wyckhurst daughter and have been enchanted by it every since I first layed eyes on it.

Posted by: Tigs (tigrrgrr)
Posted at: February 27th, 2008 03:44 pm (UTC)
kbt

Which skirt? I bet it was the brown and teal one. That was pure inspiration and it turned out better than I could have ever hoped.

Posted by: art_music_me (art_music_me)
Posted at: February 27th, 2008 06:15 pm (UTC)

It is the brown and teal one!! I remember her posting a photo of her changing area and I saw it hanging there. Its burned in my mind. Its such a beautiful skirt.

Posted by: Tigs (tigrrgrr)
Posted at: February 28th, 2008 02:50 am (UTC)

Yeah that one ROCKED!! I was extra proud of that one.

Posted by: george (mountain_nest)
Posted at: February 27th, 2008 06:12 am (UTC)

bah, I like Send In Your Own Yarn better than Your Yarn My Needles. idk why.

Posted by: Tigs (tigrrgrr)
Posted at: February 27th, 2008 03:47 pm (UTC)
kbt

ME TOO!!

Posted by: shikoneko (shikoneko)
Posted at: February 27th, 2008 03:07 pm (UTC)

Too awesome!

The excitement -- it's killing me [x

Posted by: Tigs (tigrrgrr)
Posted at: February 27th, 2008 03:48 pm (UTC)
kbt

I'll let you in on a secret. Me too. :) I've so missed knitting for the babies.

Posted by: shikoneko (shikoneko)
Posted at: February 27th, 2008 03:52 pm (UTC)

Awww, that made me a little teary-eyed. [Ok, a lot teary-eyed] x:

I blame the pregnancy hormones ^^;;

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