Saturday, April 2, 2011

Jaywalker Socks

These socks took me forever to knit.  I was over them way before they were done, and I think they were what caused me to lose my sock knitting mojo!  Today in the sunshine, they look happy and I'll forgive them. 
 I'll let go of the fact that I knit almost a whole sock in the 84 stitch pattern thinking surely that will be big enough only to find out I was WRONG.  So up to 92 stitches around, which just seems wrong on so many levels.  92 stitches? Seriously?!  But I'll let that go, and be proud of how well the yarn works with this pattern and realize it was worth it!
Pattern:  Jaywalker Socks by Grumperina
Yarn: Lorna's Laces Sock yarn in Amethyst Stripe

8 comments:

ashpags said...

They look fantastic! That yarn really is perfect!

Robin said...

I've heard that the jaywalker pattern is a stitch-eater. Your socks are knit so beautifully (and in a great color!)

Wool Winder said...

They turned out great, but that's a lot of stitches!

Lovs2Knit said...

They turned out great and I love the color! I've never bothered with the jaywalker pattern because of its sizing difficulties but I may have to try them one of these days

Judy S. said...

Great socks! I have that pattern; it sounds challenging!

Anonymous said...

The socks look great - and the feet look very realistic, especially in the first photo. I'm looking forward to seeing those socks in the flesh, er, on the feet!
Colly

Daisy said...

They look well worth all the effort - they're great. Love the way the colour works.

Deborah Gugala said...

That IS a lot of stitches! Sort of the same way you have to use extra to cable. I would certainly wear them with clogs and "accidentally" allow the shoes to fall off your feet - a lot. Strut your stuff, baby!