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July 27th, 2006

Jaywalker finale @ 07:01 am

Current Mood: accomplished accomplished

Here they are, sorry it took so long. Work's been busy, and Gazer's been hooked on Star Wars' Knights of the Old Republic II: Sith Lords for awhile so computer time at home was hard to come by. *wink* I want to play it some day, but don't have a clue when I'll have the time.

Base Pattern: Grumperina's Jaywalker socks

Yarn: Trekking XXL, color 134

Needles: US 1 dpns

The zigzags didn't photograph very well, but at least the colors are right. I'm glad I blogged the process, turning this into a major learning experience. It turned out to be a good thing that I'd put the first sock aside and started with the second one, as I hadn't split the original ball in half as evenly as I'd thought. I finished the first sock with just over a yard to spare; I've got two full stripes' worth left from the second one.

Now that I look at them side by side, I also apparently reversed directions when I frogged and rewound that first attempt. I knew I wouldn't have enough yarn to get the stripes to line up with each other so I didn't bother, but they ended up running in opposite directions.

If I use this yarn again I think I'll try getting a set of US 0 needles first, the fabric's a little looser weave than it probably should be.
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Date:July 27th, 2006 01:24 pm (UTC)
They look good! How do they fit now?
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Date:July 27th, 2006 09:19 pm (UTC)
They fit really well. They do tend to slide down some over the course of the day, especially if I have to hurry to catch the bus, but that happens with every pair of socks I've got.
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Date:July 27th, 2006 11:38 pm (UTC)
Oooh, cool! They look great!
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Date:July 28th, 2006 01:07 am (UTC)

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