Posts tagged ‘socks’

(Jay)walk this way

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I am truly pleased with my finished Jaywalkers. The yarn is so bright and colorful, and it was a real treat to watch the colors unfold as I was knitting. The pattern itself was awesome – very well written, easy enough for novice sock knitters, and a great end result. Can you tell I loved this project?! It was a breeze and went fairly quick. I would definitely recommend it to anyone.

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Such vibrant colors!

jaywalkers

June 4, 2008 at 7:57 pm Leave a comment

Show off: Stripey Socks

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Hurrah! The socks are done. I love the colors in this yarn and the thin stripes. I’m pretty happy with the results. I wish they were a little more snug on my feet, but I can live with it.

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The Sockotta yarn isn’t very soft, but seems like it may be durable. We’ll see after I wear them a few times.

These are my second pair of completed socks, and now I feel like I may want to venture out into something a little more complicated. I’m considering the Jaywalker socks. I love the way they look knit up in Regia Design Line Kaffe Fassett, and I just happen to have two skeins of that at home! 😉

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April 3, 2008 at 3:25 pm 4 comments

When yarn makes you smile

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I recently started another pair of socks, just a simple rib pattern from the awesome book Getting Started Knitting Socks. (I highly recommend this book for anyone new to sock construction.) I picked up a skein of this yarn from my LYS having never used it before. I liked the combination of blues, ranging from dark navy to medium royal to bright turquoise (with a variegated strip in between). I didn’t realize until I started knitting that it formed perfectly balanced skinny stripes on the leg. Fabulous!

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Now I just need to make sure I don’t get a case of second-sock sydrome. One of these days I will learn two socks on two circs. But first I need to knit a pair of socks that actually fit!*

*My last pair came out just fine, except a size or two too large 😦

March 12, 2008 at 3:24 pm 1 comment


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