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04 December 2005 @ 05:44 pm
Houston, we have stripes  
Well, almost. But for sure we have a finished pair of Jaywalkers.

Pattern: Jaywalker by Grumperina
Yarn: Knit Picks Sock Garden in Stargazer Lily, 2 skeins.
Needles: Addi Turbo 2.5mm
Started: November 26, 2005
Finished: December 3, 2005

Notes: I love, love, love, love, love, love, love these socks! They fit perfectly and are super soft! After I got past the initial frustration of figuring out my gauge, the socks fly by fast! I finished the first sock in two days. They are super addicting. Despite the fact that the Sock Garden initially pooled, for some reason, it just fell into place and stripes formed (for the most part)! The yarn is super soft and warm and I would probably buy it again. Even though the best stripes form at the foot of the sock, I don't mind. We have the no shoe rule at my house so it works out perfectly! Did I tell you that I love these socks?

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(Anonymous) on December 5th, 2005 03:34 am (UTC)
I love, love, love the way your socks came out! They look great in that yarn, and I'm glad that you like the way they feel. Would you like me to include a photo and a link to this blog entry in the gallery?

(Anonymous) on December 5th, 2005 04:25 am (UTC)
I'm sold on the Sock Garden just from reading your entry! I love the randomness of the pooling and the toes and heels -- a delight! Good job -- I'll have to try this pattern.
(Anonymous) on December 5th, 2005 04:51 am (UTC)
Those are some pretty socks! I love them! They look so neat, they way they pooled. I have to make some soon!

(Anonymous) on December 5th, 2005 06:51 am (UTC)
Those colors just make you want to smile! They really turned out well, a perfect fit. Good job! jillian
(Anonymous) on December 5th, 2005 07:07 am (UTC)
Oh, they are awesome!!! Great job, Angela!!!
(Anonymous) on December 5th, 2005 08:41 am (UTC)
i love them! i think the pooling makes them unique and those colours are so yummy. great job!

(Anonymous) on December 5th, 2005 09:10 am (UTC)
I love the color of your socks, so cheery!
(Anonymous) on December 5th, 2005 01:13 pm (UTC)
Wow, I love them! You are too good at socks! I've been having trouble with socks being too big... Will have to keep re-doing them. These turned out great. I love the smaller stripes on the heels.

(Anonymous) on December 5th, 2005 01:27 pm (UTC)
Pretty! I think they turned out great!
(Anonymous) on December 5th, 2005 01:29 pm (UTC)
Seeing yours makes me realize that the Sock Garden I have in my stash is destined to be a pair of Jaywalkers! Yours look super ;)

(Anonymous) on December 5th, 2005 03:35 pm (UTC)
I can see why you'd love them - they're fabulous. I'm glad the stripes worked out.

pixiepurls on December 5th, 2005 04:16 pm (UTC)
I am so close to frogging and giving up, maybe I should keep going.. hummm.. lol
(Anonymous) on December 5th, 2005 08:22 pm (UTC)
So cute! You did an awesome job.

Purly Whites
(Anonymous) on December 6th, 2005 07:34 pm (UTC)
Did I tell you I LOVE these socks! They turned out so great! For semi cheap yarn I really think sock garden is some nice stuff.... just don't felt it:)
(Anonymous) on December 6th, 2005 07:36 pm (UTC)
opps man I keep forgetting to tell you who I am
(Anonymous) on December 6th, 2005 09:03 pm (UTC)
I love these socks too!! Great color!!

Vicki (
(Anonymous) on December 7th, 2005 03:32 am (UTC)
pretty pretty socks
i'm so glad you finally figure Jaywalker out. your socks are gorgeous. they totally got me wanting to cast on for these again. superb job.


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(Anonymous) on December 7th, 2005 05:02 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you LOVE them! SO GLAD. And the stripes look great!
Thanks for sharing!
(Anonymous) on December 8th, 2005 05:11 pm (UTC)
Those turned out great! You're such a fast knitter! I like the pink color. It looks like candy!

(Anonymous) on December 9th, 2005 01:34 pm (UTC)
In my stupor I haven't been able to comment!

They look great and I'm glad you finally got it all to work together. I say the pooling makes them look artsy, you could sell those for $100 at some boutique ; )

(Anonymous) on December 9th, 2005 06:14 pm (UTC)
They look awesome Angela!! Mine aren't pooling so much yet but seeing yours I wish they would!!

(Anonymous) on December 9th, 2005 08:28 pm (UTC)
I really LIKE the pooling!!
I think the pooling you were talking about looks fabulous!!! It's all over - not just in one weird place, so it really looks intentional and truthfully, I love it a lot!!! And I think it looks so cool that the striping at the heels and toes looks thinner than the rest of the socks - that is too great!!!
Kathy (the kaffeinated knitter...)
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