November 25, 2005
I hope everyone had a great Thursday or a fantastic Thanksgiving - whichever the case may be. We had one of the best Thanksgiving's we've had a while - the food was terrific - company was good - and everyone went home stuffed and happy. I'll be here until Saturday hanging with the kiddos, but that doesn't mean business stops. Here we have the FIRST Jaywalker Update! Yay! Now, most of this information I collected Wednesday, so everyone might have finished their socks by now. Let me know if you have. Also, if you don't have a blog and want to show off your socks, send me the pictures and I'll post them here. We want to see everyone's socks, so don't be shy! Oh and if I missed you, I'm really sorry! Send an email to cara at januaryone dot com with Jaywalker update in the subject line or leave a comment here if you want to be in the updates. Thanks everyone! Have fun!
~Adele's socks, in DG Confetti, are kicking her arse, but I hope she's gotten a reign on them because I LOVE the colors she's chosen.
~Adelle's got a gorgeous pair going in Lorna's Laces Gold Hill.
~Alison is making some hot pink and purple jaywalkers - even though it's summer down under.
~Anita's already got one done. She dyed the yarn herself with Kool-Aid. Cool!
~Another convert born. Bethe thinks we should rename the socks Jayrocker. If I'm not mistaken, she's using Rock Star socks that rock. Excellent choice!
~Blueadt is making some very cool Tiger Jaywalkers. She has to rip back a bit, but we know she'll roaring to go in no time! (Forgive me. These updates are hard.)
~Bridget went out and got a blog - just for our updates. Go over and say hi and tell her how great her Seal Rock STR Jaywalkers look!
~Carrie's already on her second sock, in Lorna's Laces, but more importantly she's running a half marathon today! Good Luck Carrie! You ROCK!
~Felicia has started a fantastic pair of Jaywalkers in her own handpainted yarn available at the Sweet Shop. (I can attest to the gorgeousness of Felicia's yarns. I bought some the other day and it's WONDERFUL!)
~Gail's got a modified pair started in STR Banded Agate - send pictures Gail!
~Snuck in among the handspun is the start of Jane's STR Moss Agate Jaywalker. I think this one is going to be beautiful. (Note to Tina and Kaci - hey - can you add some Moss Agate to my order? Pretty please? ;-) )
~Joelene has started two at the same time - in yarn she dyed herself! Yay Joelene!
~Julia's got a sock going for every language she speaks. Um, I think her Jaywalkers in Lorna's Laces speak French, n'est-ce pas?
~Kaci's got some kind of bet going with Tina that she will ACTUALLY FINISH a pair of socks. In STR Azure Malchite to be exact. Imagine that! She sells the sock yarn, but can't finish a pair of socks. I'm just saying.
~Karen's got a gorgeous pair started in Lorna's Laces, colorway Gray's Corner. Unfortunately she had to rip out and start over with the bigger size - but hopefully things are sailing along now.
~KathyB's all about the eights. After a little bit of a rocky start, she's cruising along in her Koigu in seaQuest colors.
~Lisa's got some nice Jaywalking going on with some Artyarn's in great fall colors. But I'm really jealous of the Pebble Beach STR sitting there in the other picture. Those are going to be some Rockin' Socks!
~May reports that she's finished her first sock in STR Pebbles and is onto her second. Go May! Send pictures!
~Mel's hoping we kick her butt into gear on the beautiful pink/purple/blue pair she's had languishing on her needles. Consider this your wake up call Mel!
~Natalia's turned the whole thing on its head, or er foot. She's going toe up with her Lorna's Laces Jaywalkers!
~Nicole's got some nice blue jaywalkers blah blah blah - forget the socks! Go CONGRATULATE HER! SHE'S HAVING A BABY!
~PumpkinMama's got the whole Boston thing going - Grumperina's pattern (Boston girl) Hello Yarn yarn (Boston girl.) Very cool. Even to this Jersey Girl.
That's all she wrote! See you next Friday for the next installment of JAYWALKER!
Posted by Cara at November 25, 2005 09:00 AM
Topics: Jaywalker KAL
Okay, I can't take it any more! Please sign me up for the KAL! I'm doing them in some blue stripey Trekking XXL for my husband. I've got to fiddle with the pattern a bit to make sure they're big enough for him, but I'm going for it! And then I'll probably also do a pair for myself in some KnitPicks Color Your Own merino that I dyed with Kool-aid.
Posted by: Thorn at November 25, 2005 01:21 AM
Hi, thanks for the update, I actually did just put up another picture. I have a little problem with those 'knit through front and back'-increases, they don't turn out pretty. I didn't see this on anyone else's jaywalkers. If anyone reading this has any suggestions, they are more than wellcome.
Posted by: Julia at November 25, 2005 04:44 AM
Okay you got me hooked. I have some beautiful yarn on it's way from Princess Knits ( she has dyed it herself and is offering it for sale on her blog) I saw the colours and fell in love. I'll cast on and send photos as soon as I can:-)
Posted by: janine at November 25, 2005 06:10 AM
Oooh, is it too late to play? I just cast on last night with Lana Grossa Meilenweit Fun & Stripes in a black/grey/white colorway...pictures later today on my site!
Posted by: eunny at November 25, 2005 09:41 AM
i forgot to email you! i finished my socks last night. i'll send pictures as soon as i can con my mom into letting me use her camera.
Posted by: LibbyLu at November 25, 2005 02:51 PM
I think Bloglines had too much turkey yesterday and took the day off. Turkey poop!
Lookit you and the KAL updates! So fun to see all these new-to-me bloggers and all these great socks! Grumperina must be proud as a peacock.
Glad you had a nice day yesterday. We did, too.
Posted by: Vicki at November 25, 2005 03:49 PM
I just frogged my socks but am about to restart with different yarn. So join me up :)
Posted by: Carol at November 25, 2005 03:57 PM
Hmm. I thought I'd signed up. I was sure I signed up.
Of course, so far, I've gotten only as far as blogging my yarn choice dilemma... but I promise I'll be knitting soon!
Posted by: Helen at November 25, 2005 04:14 PM
Hi Cara, I missed sending a status report on my Jaywalkers (in Lorna's Laces Tuscany) because I was traveling for Thanksgiving. My long car ride to and from Virginia was a great knitting opportunity. (Rest assured, I wasn't driving.) I turned the heel on the way back home and hope to have the first sock off the needles by the end of the weekend. What a great pattern!
Posted by: Lauren at November 25, 2005 08:22 PM
Making my Jaywalker's in Lorna's Laces "Black Purl". Please add me to the KAL. Thanks!
Posted by: Susan at November 25, 2005 09:10 PM
I would love to join this KAL!! I have the yarn pulled off of the shelf & the pattern printed. A starting off picture should be available by next Friday.
Posted by: Wannietta at November 26, 2005 04:51 PM
Hi! I'd love to join the KAL! I'm starting these tonight in Sockotta #1 (blue/green). Can't wait!
Posted by: Tara at November 26, 2005 05:20 PM
Ack! I haven't started because I won't let myself until I finish my Christmas knitting (almost done)! But I have the yarn all ready...Trekking XXL in colour 38, a variegated orange. Should be fun!
Posted by: Amy at November 26, 2005 06:04 PM
I posted pics of my Jaywalkers on my blog today!
Posted by: Debi at November 27, 2005 03:39 AM
Ok, I'm hooked! I'm going into the stash tonight and digging up some cool yarn to make some Jaywalkers :o) Will post with progress on Friday! Thanks for hosting this.
Posted by: Stacey at November 27, 2005 05:06 PM
is it too late to join? if not, sign me up please! i'm going to do a little stash diving tonight to see what i can come up with :o)
Posted by: amanda at November 28, 2005 12:18 PM
Hi - thanks again for hosting this KAL! I finished Jaywalker #1 in STR Alina, from the toe-up. LOVE this quick and gorgeous pattern! Now I see why you are so obsessed - wonderful.
Posted by: shannon at November 28, 2005 01:47 PM
I just found this KAL, I'm halfway through my first Jaywalker sock. Can I join please? Please? Pretty please?
Posted by: purlpower at November 28, 2005 05:10 PM
I now have my yarn for the Kaywalkers but I need to finish up another pair before I start them. And yes, I have Socks That Rock. I will be posting the colorways on my blog in the next day or so.
Posted by: Mia at November 29, 2005 03:58 PM
Well - I'm totally hooked on making these socks. This is ALL YOUR FAULT. Here is my progress so far: http://fiberfish.blogspot.com/2005/11/christmas-knitting-what-christmas.html#comments
Posted by: Cece at November 29, 2005 10:17 PM
Okay, count me in on this one. Watching everyone knitting these socks has been the kick in the butt I needed to the get current socks off the needles and get jaywalking!
Posted by: Susan at November 29, 2005 11:02 PM
My latest pic for the Friday update.
Posted by: WanniEtta at December 1, 2005 09:03 PM
I finally got one started! Update at snicklefritzknits.blogspot.com. :)
Posted by: Liz at December 1, 2005 09:18 PM
Update on my blog! This sock is so much fun to knit!
Posted by: melissa at December 1, 2005 11:08 PM
Thanks for listing me, but your link to my blog doesn't seem to be working, if you have time, please could you check it?
I have now finished the first sock, started on the second. Loving the pattern.
Posted by: purlpower at December 4, 2005 01:17 PM