Check them out, my third pair of Jaywalker socks. Aren't they nice? They fit like a dream, too. Quite a difference from my first pair of Jaywalkers. I think these may be my current favorite pair of hand knit socks. It's a good thing I like knitting socks, because I just noticed this nasty hole in a pair of my Vesper sock yarn socks. I can't imagine it's a moth hole, because I've got these socks stored in a drawer full of my white cotton gym socks. More like, (rather, hopefully) I just tore a hole in it. Really dry skin or wicked leg hair stubble, maybe?
Here are the specs on the latest Jaywalker socks:
I used two skeins of Claudia Handpainted sock yarn. (Love it!) This is the Passionfruit colorway, which is bright red, wines, purple, and chocolate brown. The stitch pattern of this sock shows off the yarn really well. I used size 1 US double pointed needles and cast on 68 stitches.
And just for a recap, here's a line-up of all the Jaywalkers: Aren't they fine to look at? (Except for the mutant floppy first pair on the far right. Pretty yarn, though.) I'm obviously smitten with this pattern. We get paired up with our Sockapaloooza person tomorrow, so unless my sock person is dying for lace or has a professed aversion to the Jaywalker pattern, I think I'm going to do this pattern again. Especially since I've worked out the floppy kinks. I can knit on with (a bit of) confidence. Can you believe that 606 participants from 21 different countries signed up for the Sockapaloooza in the sign-up span of 24 hours? It's mind boggling.
And for those of you who were wondering about my mom, she's home from Malaysia, just a bit travel-worn. (Actually, she was muttering something about never traveling again, or at least until her next grandchild is born.) After traveling from Japan to Los Angeles and having about an eight hour layover in L.A., the flight from L.A. to Minneapolis was cancelled. She ended up catching another, later flight that went through Detroit. Poor Mom.