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?