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Thursday, June 08, 2006

Jaywalker-in-progress


I must officially be in the dog days of summer. Except it isn't the heat of summer that's making me lazy. On the contrary, the days in New York City have been cold and rainy. I'm fixing to get very very busy here. Tonight I have a Yankees game (and although I can knit through a Mets game, I could never ever knit through a Yankees game) and tomorrow I'm leaving town for three days and then I'll have a houseguest. So, in case I got too busy, I thought I would post a photo of what I've been doing as I'm being lazy and lounging around watching DVDs. Well, I haven't been entirely lazy. I've been cleaning and yesterday my dear boyfriend and I made a savory veal stew with red wine and beef broth. We even made little bread-pudding custards. We live entirely outside of our means.

The jaywalkers are very simple to make. Despite the way the pattern on the socks looks, it's very easy. I'm afraid, however, that I didn't pick the best yarn for this project. It's KnitPicks Sock Garden in the Daffodil colorway. I think this yarn would have been fine if I was doing 64 stitches over size 1 needles or 60 stitches over size 2 needles, but it seems as if anything else will make the colors pool a bit. I'm not willing to give these up, however. As you can see, I'm back to using dpns. I don't think I really have a preference between dpns and the magic loop. I think I was just in the mood for the dpns.

1 comment:

The_Add_Knitter said...

Great minds think alike (...or fools seldom differ, if you prefer), I'm doing the Jaywalkers as well! Don't worry about the sock yarn, your socks look fantastic. I was surprised at how easy the pattern is once you get the hang of it. Rock on!