Tuesday, December 11, 2007

I'm on Fire!!!!

So far, so good on keeping up with the blog, though it's only been two days of continuous posts. Maybe I'll have some book-related blogging this week...but I'll have to stay awake for more than five minutes after The Girl goes to bed in order to jot down some thoughts. We'll see.

Back to the finished knits. I have a bunch of new ones and a few old ones to show you. Here's an "oldie," but definitely a goodie!

Anyway, if you know me well, you know how much I love knitting socks, especially Jaywalkers. I've knit three pairs so far, and posted about the Tweedy Jaywalkers that were a gift to Serena and the Black Cherry Jaywalkers that go down in history as being the second pair I ever knit and the first for myself.

I saved my most favorite socks for last, and you can bet I kept these all to myself.

Flame Jaywalkers

Pattern: Grumperina's Jaywalker socks from MagKnits
Yarn: Trekking XXL (color 124)
Needles: U.S. 2 Clover Bamboo DPNs
Started: 4/2006
Finished: 8/2006
Modifications: I went up a needle size and knit the leg shorter than called for in the pattern. They stop only a couple of inches above my ankle.

I only used a little more than half the ball of Trekking. I had enough left over to knit The Girl a pair of roll-top stockinette socks for Christmas last year. (She's already outgrown them, and she's not pleased about it. I'd post a picture of them, but they definitely are well loved...and dirty. Yes, I cringed when she ran around on the dirt and grass with no shoes on, but, well, she's a kid, so I let it go...)

This was the last ball in this colorway at the yarn store (sorry, Serena!), and I snapped it up as soon as I saw it. I'm the type of person who loves bright (but tasteful) colors, but I'm too self-conscious to wear them. I love the pairing of the orange and the blue. I just wish there were a few more blue stripes. I remember bringing the yarn up to the cash register, and the woman behind the counter raised her eyebrows and said, "Um...that's going to be one loud pair of socks." And I just grinned and said, "I know. Won't they be great?!"

**Photos Copyright 2007 Serena M. Agusto-Cox**


Serena said...

i just love those socks...and am so jealous...I think there are just the right number of blue stripes in there.

holy cow you are on a blogging roll and if i remember to get those other photos up on the flickr, you can blog again tomorrow! LOL

Anna said...

Woo-hoo! Another blog post in the making!

If I ever find that colorway again, you can be sure I'll snap it up. I could just look online, but that'd be too much work for my tired mind.

Dawn said...

Wow are those BRIGHT!!!! Where's my shades? ok, that's better! ")
I like the blue in there too, adds to the whole Flame name!

More posts are coming right???? LOL!!

Bethany said...

Those are awesome socks! What is your favorite sock yarn?
I am stuck on Sock Pixie and SeaCoast, but due to Xmas, I am on a serious yarn diet.
Hope you are well and I am glad you got the scarves, I am just crap all in answering emails these days, I am seriously behind in all my classes.

Serena said...

she better have more posts coming since i posted and emailed her the photos she needs!

Anna said...

Didn't realize my posts were in such demand, LOL!

Seriously, now...

Since I rarely get to treat myself to yarn, I don't really discriminate against sock yarn. The Koigu is great, Trekking is great. There are tons I want to try, though, like Socks That Rock.

With these flame socks, the blue stripes were my absolute favorite! They really made the whole colorway come together.