Saturday, March 6, 2010

Restocking the supply

Over the last year or so, I've knit a decent amount of sweaters and shawls. When asked, though by a non-knitter what my favorite thing to knit is, I'll always reply the same... socks. Sure, they wear out faster then a sweater and won't become a family heirloom, but I truly believe, unless you're "blessed" with feet that run hot (like the Tall Guy) there's nothing that feels more cozy then a pair of hand knit socks on your feet! I also noticed over the last few weeks that the cold weather and my near lack of sock knitting over the last season has left me with a lot of tired looking socks.

This resulted in my kicking into high gear a pair of socks that I had been knitting a row here or there on and had managed to knit one of the socks a total of three times before getting it right. If you know this pattern, you will understand why this is funny. The Jaywalker, while notoriously a problem causer in the way of biasing=tight fit is not a difficult or challenging knit. At all.

The first time I knit the on size zero needles that I thought were ones. An entire sock. I don't know why I didn't try it on, this is not like me! The second time, I got 90% down the leg/cuff only to notice a major major error about three rows after the cuff. The third time I got it right and the second sock pretty much flew off the needles. Thank goodness.
I've already cast on for another pair of jays which will be my commuting/work knitting for the time being.

Pattern: Grumperina's Jaywalker
Yarn: Lorna's Laces Sock in Amy's Vintage Office
Needle: Size one magic loop
Mods: None. I knit the 76 stitch version and I think it's a pretty perfect pattern w/out me messing with it.
In the meantime, today is the first day where spring may actually be starting to poke its head out of the dirty leftover snowbanks. I am cautiously optimistic.

1 comment:

  1. I so heart these socks! The pics don't do them justice!! You've inspired me to get busy on mine again!