Beans & Cornbread

A Texas girl eats and knits her way across crabby old New England

Saturday, September 16, 2006

I'm jaywalking, yes indeed, I'm talking...

after a mishap involving a lost dpn and a makeshift replacement, I finally finished the jaywalkers!


I used Regia 4-ply yarn and size 1 bamboo dpns (except for about half of the second sock, where I used four bamboo needles and one skewer). The pattern, of course, is the ubiquitous Jaywalker pattern by Grumperina.

I know this is a mildly heretical thing to say in the knitting world, but I'm not sure I get what all the fuss is about. Don't get me wrong, I love my Jaywalkers and I'm looking forward to wearing them, but I don't particularly feel the need to cast on for another pair right away, or maybe ever. They were more fun to knit than plain old stockinette socks, but not what I'd call exciting.

That said, I really like the way the zigzag pattern works with the variegated yarn. They also fit nice and snug (so snug, in fact, that I had a little trouble getting them over my huge bulbous feet!).

Next on the needles: a Licorice Whip sweater for me (already started this one and I *love* it), and a pair of Thuja socks, which will be for a boy if said boy gets his act together, and for me if he doesn't.

3 Comments:

At 8:52 AM, Blogger mayarn said...

Great socks! I love the colors.

You know, people in the knitting world seem to get all in a tizzy about a lot of things that I don't understand (clapotis?). But then, I'm not a gushy person, therefore I don't often gush over patterns. To each her own, I suppose.

 
At 11:58 AM, Anonymous Elissa said...

Those socks are utterly fantastic. I love them!

 
At 6:54 PM, Anonymous Carolyn said...

The socks look great. This is the first time I've seen a picture of Jaywalkers that makes me want to knit them. I'm not one to jump on knitting trends. I agree with the previous commentor that I see absolutely no appeal in the clapotis, yet I keep hearing people gushing about it.

BTW, I also really love those shoes.

 

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