Sunday, September 03, 2006

Third Finished Pair


This is my third finished pair of socks - they're Grumperina's Jaywalker pattern, done in Regia Jubilee Sock, London colorway superwash wool/nylon. I finished them this spring, for my sister's birthday, then mislaid them. When they turned up again I thought I'd better send them off right away, but wanted a picture first. This is the pair where the toes turned out rather oddly (sorry!) and encouraged me to start making toe-up socks instead. Some people's Jaywalkers have ended up quite tight but these seem to be ok. Perhaps there's more stretch in this yarn. I knit both pairs sort of ongoing, one from the center pull end, the other from the outer end.

More knitting news - Mardi Gras Sock 1 is done! I ended up buying another skein of CLaudia's Purple Earth yarn to have as a spare. It's a different dye lot and though the colors are the same, the amount of each color is not (a lot more purple and dark blue in the new skein.) So - Sock 1 has Skein 1A for most of the foot and leg, and some of skein 1B to finish the leg. Sock 2, which has been started, has Skein 2 for the foot, I will switch to skein 1B probably for the heel and definitely for the leg.

And even more - the Lacy Prairie Shawl is almost done. I am knitting the top garter stitch border rows now. NO MORE PATTERN!!!

6 comments:

jazzbiker said...

these are all so beautiful! :)

Dave Daniels said...

You are really cranking out the socks lately. The Jaywalkers look so complicated, and every pair looks so different from the next.
And those are great sock blockers!

Alison said...

Dave - watch this space for finished Dave Yankees socks (done today!)

hesira said...

Great job, Alison. The Jaywalkers look great, and I want those sock blockers!

Teri said...

the Jaywalkers are so nice, but I looove your Mardi Gras sock! Don't you just love knitting with Claudia's yarn?

yarnahoy said...

Beautiful socks!!