A three day holiday weekend with the family home from work/school and sunny weather doesn't lead to much blogging or knitting time, but I did do a few things. A local yarn store was having a 25% off of everything sale on Sunday, so I tried to get a friend to go along with me, but she said she'd already blown this month's discretionary yarn budget on shoes. Yeah, I didn't really need anything, but I picked up a neat pattern book with children's patterns and two skeins of Koigu in lovely spring colors.
On the actual knitting front, I cast on another Jaywalker sock in an attempt to get this pattern right. This time I used Lorna's Laces in the Lakeview colorway. These are eye-poppingly bright socks in dark purple, shades of blue, and acid green. They definitely remind me of psychedelic tie-dying. I used size 1 US needles, because that size has worked the best for me with Lorna's Laces sock yarn in the past, but I only cast on 68 stitches, which is eight stitches less than the smallest pattern size calls for to combat my loose knitting style. The fit is perfect. Hooray. I can finally say I have floppy wing toe no more. I guess there is something to be said for the "if at first you don't succeed" phrase.