Tuesday, January 31, 2006

I Will Finish These Socks ...

My Jawalker socks WILL be completed by Feb. 13 ... even though I only have the toes done so far ... and am doing the socks toe-up ...

I don't have a pic yet of the new Jaywalkers, but will try to get one over the next couple days ... I'm still disgusted with the fact that my finished Jaywalker sock is pathetic!!!!

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Jaywalker ... Part II

I am sooooo not happy with the way my first Jaywalker turned out .... :( Especially being that it was in the yarn that I've been wanting for my own pair of socks ... Maybe selfishness was the problem?

Here is a progress pic of the socks:

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There will not, however, be a matching sock ...

I am still determined to make a pair of Jaywalkers by the February 14 deadline! I am definitely not a speed sock-knitter like some ... but I will finish my pair of Jaywalkers! I plan on starting them this afternoon, and will attempt them toe-up ...

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Tagged ...

Well ... looks like I've been tagged by Lisa so .... here goes ...

Four jobs you have had in your life:
1. Accounting Clerk
2. Administrative Specialist
3. Eligibility Technician
4. Newspaper Production Aide

Four Movies you could watch over and over:
1. My Family/Mi Familia
2. Ever After
3. Armaggedon
4. American Me

Four Places You Have Lived:
1. Rochester, TX
2. Lamar, CO
3. Sterling, CO
4. Greeley, CO

Four TV Shows You Love To Watch:
1. Cowboy U
2. That 70's Show
3. Forensic Files
4. Cold Case Files

Four Places You Have Been On Vacation:
1. Washington
2. South Dakota
3. Georgia
4. Iowa

Four Websites You Visit Daily:
1. Painted Knits
2. Stitches of Violet
3. Sockbug
4. sunnybook's yarns

Four Of My Favorite Foods:
1. Fried Okra
2. Pumpkin Bars
3. Tres Leche Cake
4. Diet Dr. Pepper

Four Places You'd Rather Be Right Now:
1. a cozy yarn shop
2. knitting socks with Nancy Bush, Lucy Neatby or Cat Bordhi
3. knitting socks with Lisa (we WILL conquer your fear of heels one of these days ...)
4. with my soldier ...

And as for tagging other bloggers ... If you feel so inclined ... you are tagged ... :)

I took a couple pics of my Jaywalker socks the other day, just waiting to get them from my mom's camera ... Maybe today ... And I managed to actually finish the first sock yesterday ... All I have left is to graft the toe ...

I'm not sure I'm completely happy with the fit, but I am not frogging the sock ... I used the cuff-down toe from Queen Kahuna's book ... but because of the extra stitches in this sock, I think I increased too many gusset stitches ... And I didn't even increase all the stitches I was "supposed" to ... Next pair of Jaywalkers (cuz I'm thinking there probably will be one) I'll make some adjustments ...

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Jaywalker Peer Pressure

I don't know if it's exactly peer pressure ... but it doesn't help when every other blog I see has a pic of their Jaywalker socks in progress ... or completed ... So I had to start my own pair ...

I had actually started before Christmas ... but then my Jaywalkers decided to jaywalk ... to who knows where ... Actually, they were found tucked in a corner of a bedroom at my mom's house ... At least they hadn't accidentally been tossed out with Christmas wrapping paper and packages ... WHEW!

Anyhow ... I don't have a pic yet, but will soon ... I'm knitting them up in Mountain Colors Bearfoot in the Thunderhead colorway ... Beautiful! I'd been saving this yarn to make some really comfy socks for me ... and these will be them!