Wednesday, February 08, 2006

I'm a Jaywalker!

I know y'all know this by now, but here we go:

Pattern: Jaywalker by Grumperina.
Yarn: Koigu KPPPM #P621
Needles: Sz US 1 and 2 Susan Bates DPNs
Dates: early January to February 8, 2006
Mods: I knit the ribbing on Sz 1's, as I normally cast on 72 stitches on US 1s for "normal" socks and didn't want them to be too baggy in the ribbing. I went to Sz 2's as soon as I started the pattern. I also made the heel flap longer - 38 rows instead of 32. I just like a bit longer heel. I also didn't make the leg very long, mostly because I was worried about running out of yarn. And, I like a bit shorter sock.
Thoughts: LOVE THEM! Fun to knit, and seemed to go really fast on those 2s. Easy to remember, kind of fun, and comfy. I can see how Cara can have knit so many pairs. I will be making another pair sometime in the near future! I also think these turned out to be the perfect length in the leg - not high enough to "bug" my calf, but not low enough that they seem "slouchy" or like ankle socks. This was my first time making such a square toe. I like it, but it's a tiny bit short for me. Next time I'd add a few more rows.

I kitchenered the toe of these in the car on the way to work this morning (don't worry, The Husband drove). It was a bit nerve-wracking, but all is well!

I have been driving myself crazy trying to take a picture of these that shows the color accurately. They are actually a bit more pink than red. They are lovely.

They are also the first "real" pair of socks I've knit FOR ME! The first pair are my worsted weight "learn to knit socks" socks. They are fine, but not wearable with most shoes. I cannot tell you how excited I am to have these for MEMEMEMEMEMEME!

I also finished up the gift knit, no pictures yet, of course!

Oh, and yeah. No yarn yet. Guess I'm flying by the seat of my pants. I did call to see where it was, and got an answering machine. Not a good sign, yes? When I asked The Husband what I was going to do, he said "knit fast." Thanks sweetie! The lovely Scout suggested I drive up to see her at the store and get the yarn. Hmmm, how far is ABQ from Fort Worth?


  1. Your Jaywalkers are gorgeous!!! The colorway looks different from what I thought it was before, but I still love it! The pinks, reds and purples are so beautiful together. I really like the square toe, too. Awesome job!! And I'm keeping my fingers and toes crossed for you on the yarn- ack! Take care! :-)

  2. Beautiful! I am making socks with Koigu now and it is such a pleasure to knit with. The Jaywalker pattern is a good one, once you get the sizing/gauge right. I know I'll be making more of them.

  3. Beautiful! Koigu is so luscious to knit with. If I had more $$ I'd use it all the time. I'm thinking good yarn thoughts for you - it will arrive in time, don't worry.

  4. Look great! You must be so nervous about the yarn, but at least the husband has faith in you.

    There's still today and tomorrow, right?

  5. Look!

    You could leave today and get back tomorrow night for the Opening ceremonies. 9 hours and 44 minutes.....

    Great job on the Jaywalkers!

    That or you could pay to overnight it from the shop?

  6. I have got to get me some Koigu! Love 'em!

  7. They look great-I loove the color!

  8. Those are so pretty! I love the color, nice job!!

  9. Good job on the socks. I love the colour.

    You mention that you used size 1 and 2 that US size, or metric?