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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Knitting Notes

Pattern: Jaywalkers by Grumperina
Yarn: Sophie's Toes in the Handsome Park Ranger colorway
Needles: size 1.5 DPNs

I cast on these Jaywalker socks last August. I have to admit, I got bored with the pattern. I think I would have enjoyed it more had I made these closer to the beginning of my knitting career. The pattern is really simple, and looks really good, but with only a two row pattern repeat, I got sick of it really easily. I'd put these aside as something I could work on while traveling, but I've learned that I don't really like to knit while traveling, so it became apparent that I was never going to finish these if I didn't just do them. Now that they're done, I'm definitely glad, but I will not be making this pattern again.

I definitely enjoyed working with the Sophie's Toes sock yarn. It's pretty soft, and I really like the colorway. It is a bit smaller than some of the other yarn I've worked with, so I was starting to get a bit worried by the end that I wouldn't have enough yarn to finish the socks, but my fears there turned out to be unfounded, and I actually had a little bit leftover (though not really enough to be anything other than scrap yarn).

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