These socks are so fast, I blinked and they were done.
These are my first Jaywalkers. But, I have a feeling I will knit this pattern again, dozens of times. The two row repeat makes these mindlessly enjoyable. Of course, I made modifications so they would fit. I only cast on 60sts (the smallest size in the pattern has the knitter cast on 84). And, I accommodated the reduction by knitting the second round as: *kf&b, K5, DD, K5, kf&b*. Last, during the gusset, I decreased to 54 sts.
The yarn is Crazy Zauberball sock weight. It's pretty funky. My curiosity got the best of me after seeing these wildly wound orbs in a basket near the register at a LYS. It was a lot of fun to watch the color changes as I knit. The fabric knits up into a lightweight material, and is generally comfortable, but the most remarkable quality is definitely the coloring. Other knitters have noted knots in their balls, but I didn't encounter any, at least not yet. I can't wait to get my hands on more color varieties!
This pattern used VERY little yardage. Surprisingly, I still have 71 grams (roughly 325 yds) left to my Zauberball! I'm not sure how that worked out (I typically use ~300 yds in a pair of socks), but, based on my math, it should be enough for at least another pair!
I'm pretty pumped to have my first monthly project finished. Even with the extra day we gain during leap year, February still steals a day/two away from D-Day and adds a little pressure to deadline knitting. My sweater is sitting ready, awaiting kick-off. I'm only watching for the commercials, being as there aren't any good teams playing this year. :-P
How's your project progress this month?
2/6/2012 05:49:56 am
I love the yarn for these socks...so crazy and wild...and thanks for the wonderful comments on my blog today ( http://thelifeadventuresofmrsc.blogspot.com )
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