Dec 01 2009
Pattern: Jaywalkers, by Grumperina
Yarn: Lorna’s Laces Shepard Sock in Maple Grove
Notes: This yarn was a souvenir from my trip to Chicago this summer. I spent a very long time in Loopy pouring over their large collection of Lorna’s Laces and picking out one pair (which has since turned into a Christmas present…you’ll read about those soon enough) and these beautiful autumn-themed socks. I cast them on for Rhinebeck, and finished the first one in short order.
And then… I started a new design, and then I realized Christmas was coming and I better get started and then… I realized that November was almost over and I hadn’t finished a pair of socks for the month yet. (Well. To quibble: I’ve actually knit other pairs of socks this month, but since I can’t talk about them yet, they don’t count.) So I spent most of the Thanksgiving holiday working on these, and I finished them with hours to spare.
But finish them I did! I really love how Lorna’s knits up in the Jaywalker pattern. I think I’ve mentioned here how I got the idea from Glenna, who has knit lots of Lorna’s Jaywalkers, and it’s thanks to her that yarn and pattern are pretty much irrevocably linked in my head.
I have successfully knit myself at least a pair of socks a month now, with just December left to go, and a pair of Christmasey Socks that Rock marinating from Rhinebeck just waiting to be cast on. I think next year I might formalize this sock-a-month business into an actual thing. Anyone with me?
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