knitxcore.: FO: Jaywalker Socks.

Friday, January 20, 2012

FO: Jaywalker Socks.

jaywalkers!

I first casted these socks on in June of 2008. I frogged them once and forgot about them for a while. I tried again in April of last year and they were still far too small. The leg opening wouldn't stretch to fit my really weak ankles. I don't know if I was doing something wrong or if the pattern was just written on the small side. My gauge was on, but the sock was not.

After adding a second "V" to the chevron pattern and being coached to knit a little looser by Will, I finally ended up with one sock that fit. I tossed it in my knitting bag and left it there for a little while.

Eventually, I kicked the S-S-S (second sock syndrome) and forced myself to finish the second.

And there you have it, a fun pair of socks!


Project Particulars

Needles: Addi Turbo US Size 1 circulars (magic loop method)
Cost: Free! The yarn was a gift!
Time: We're not going to talk about it.
Notes: These ended being very small (3 times)! I finally decided to modify the pattern to add an extra "V" to the chevron.

Have YOU finished anything lately? Leave a link in the comments, I'd love to see!

16 comments:

Jamie said...

I love that yarn, it's so pretty! I crochet but have never made a pair of socks. Last night I actually started thinking about how nice it would be to have a good, thick handmade pair of my own to wear around the house (it's cold as crap here right now)!

Marquesa Jen said...

Looks good!

Erin Kate said...

Those are awesome! Great work! I love those colors.

Grateful4Crochet said...

Adorable socks!!!!

steven andrew said...

Those look AWESOME! I'm not crazy about yarn and fuzzy socks but these look cozy and so cute!

Kira said...

Those socks are awesome and kudos to you for not giving up!

Paula McGrath said...

wow!! they are intense. asa would kill for a pair. like. kill.

littlebirdbigcity said...

I love those socks, such a great pattern! I REALLY want to learn to knit two socks at once so I don't have to worry about that second sock syndrome. Gets me every time.

Lilea said...

Awesome job... and something to scratch off of your list!

Erin Joy said...

Those are divine - I haven't done a pair of socks in ages. Might have to start a pair now!

Lisa said...

Yay! They look great! ^_^

Grateful4Crochet said...

Hi again, I just found this blog, and the cleanse pic made me think of you and Dave. also hope its still going well
http://unhappyhipsters.com/post/15451904246/as-week-one-of-her-cleanse-came-to-a-close-margot

Stela said...

those look awesome!!

Colby Kern said...

I want some crazy socks like these! I only wish I were as crafty as you are.

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WillyG said...

These look so fab, and I'm so very proud of you for finishing your socks! Pat yourself on the back!