January 05, 2006
But I don't want to!
As soon as I saw Anna's sexy tabby socks, I immediately knew what my next sock would be. In keeping with my pattern of finishing a sock and moving on to a new colorway before coming back to the second sock (which works great by the way!), I cast on in STR Pop Rocks. I hope you can tell how freaking adorable the picot edge is on the jaywalker - the pattern pulls it in so nicely so that it ruffles out all on its own! I just completely ripped off Anna: three knit rows, yo k2tog row, three knit rows, join. I did one knit row before starting repeats. That's fifteen repeats in the picture and I'm only going to do 20 before I start the heel flap. When I weighed this skein (I weigh all my smaller STR skeins before I knit them) it was a tad light, so I figure I'm not going to take any chances. Plus I think the picot edging will look better with a shorter sock. Now to find me some come hither heels for the final photoshoot! Thanks Anna for a great modification!
Posted by Cara at January 5, 2006 08:38 AM
I don't blame you. I was thinking of doing the saaame thing. Pop Rocks is a great colorway, wow!
Posted by: Rosemary at January 5, 2006 08:42 AM
Too fun! I loved Anna's socks and photo shoot, too. Looking forward to your interpretation.
Posted by: Chris at January 5, 2006 08:56 AM
That looks great! I really like the picot edge better than the ribbed edge. NOW you tell me. I guess I'll just have to knit another pair . . .
Posted by: Carole at January 5, 2006 08:57 AM
Brilliant Those socks are going to be adorable (they're the perfect color. The beginning of another new trend, perhaps?
Posted by: Rachel at January 5, 2006 09:19 AM
One of these days I will get going on my Jaywalkers, I promise, and I love the picot edge, too...so it seems that it was to my advantage to wait, hee. (Is her name Anna or Amelia? I'm confused.)
Posted by: Norma at January 5, 2006 09:28 AM
Did I tell you this already? I told my LYS we need to carry Sock That Rock? Am I evil or what!?
Posted by: Scout at January 5, 2006 09:35 AM
so cute! the picots and the colourway work brilliantly together. i agree that shorter is better in this case as well.
Posted by: kris at January 5, 2006 09:51 AM
I couldn't resist anymore. I started my first Jaywalkers in STR, Moss Agate. Great yarn and great pattern.
Posted by: Steph at January 5, 2006 09:58 AM
Oh my, LOVE the picot edge and the color is good enough to eat! Keep up the JWing you do it SO well!
Posted by: margene at January 5, 2006 10:01 AM
simply smashing! oh and guess what? i finally (Finally!) started my own pair, I will be updating my blog tonight so you can put me in the KAL update tomorrow :-) is it bad that i'm knitting them at my desk at work?? is it?
Posted by: margaux at January 5, 2006 10:08 AM
oooh! the picot edge is super cute! do you end up having to tack down the edging? i looked at anna's and she says "picked up the hem" so i'm wondering how it all works..
Posted by: gleek at January 5, 2006 10:10 AM
Posted by: Gale at January 5, 2006 10:35 AM
way cute; love pink. do you know if anyone has tried to use an "eye of the partridge" heel on jaywalkers?
love that picot edge
marie in texas
Posted by: marie in texas at January 5, 2006 10:37 AM
That colorway is great and the picot edge looks very nice. You are a Jaywalker machine! Mine are finished and posted, by the way :)
Posted by: Kim at January 5, 2006 10:38 AM
Oh my god, that is too freakin' cute.
Posted by: elisa at January 5, 2006 10:44 AM
Lol...that pix looks like you`re knitting a little pink corset or bustier. ;-)
Posted by: Val at January 5, 2006 11:11 AM
So STR varies in weight from skein to skein? Good to know if that's the case.
Cute socks as is the edging.
Posted by: Manise at January 5, 2006 11:25 AM
The picot edging is brilliant. I love it. The colorway is so pretty, too. I can't wait to see the finished pair! I'm plugging away at my Jaywalkers....new yarn, I think the stuff I was using is cursed.
Posted by: Sarah at January 5, 2006 12:55 PM
Yay more socks! I love the picot edge modification. It looks brilliant with that coloway
Posted by: eyeleen at January 5, 2006 01:03 PM
so cute! love you for your endless, boundless enthusiasm cara. pass me a dose over here ; )
Posted by: anna at January 5, 2006 01:20 PM
Oh.My.God. Love them! Now I'll have to do another pair...or two...or ten.
Posted by: Bethe at January 5, 2006 02:14 PM
So pretty! I love that colorway, very me.
Posted by: Vicki at January 5, 2006 02:35 PM
Soooo cute! Your "love" for STR/jaywalkers reminds me of the joke that Chris Rock makes about Krispy Kreme doughnuts that there must be "crack" in them because they are so addictive! Now that the holidays are over, I am going to have to re-try the pattern again!
Posted by: Rebecca at January 5, 2006 03:29 PM
Gorgeous color and the cuff is just perfect.
Posted by: Stephanie at January 5, 2006 04:42 PM
Great colourway! The picot edge is cute, yes ... as soon as I learn to knit socks (which will be SOON) I will put the Jaywalker socks on my WIP list. :)
Posted by: Samantha at January 5, 2006 05:21 PM
That is going to be so pretty! That yarn looks really nice. I am really going to have to try it. Btw my name is Carmelle. I have been reading knitting blogs for a while but never really posted comments. But my New Years Resolution is to be more involved online. I hope I am not to late to join the knitalong. I posted at the webpage for it too.
Thanks in Advance
Posted by: Carmelle at January 5, 2006 06:47 PM
OK...I've FINALLY cast on for Jaywalker! Yay me! And I'm trying Magic Loop for the first time! Yay me! Maybe I'll finish a sock by the end of the year! Yay me!
Posted by: Amy at January 5, 2006 08:24 PM
darn you cara! you found the perfect solution to my new issue. and thanks to you i have a NEW jaywalker post. :) if you have time to update your update.
Posted by: cori w at January 6, 2006 12:57 AM
cori here again. so, i'm a little slow right now. how do i pick up the CO stitches after i knit 3 rows, k yo row and knit 3 more rows? can you explain it in simple terms to my confused, very slow right now brain? is this just something i need to knit and do and it will turn out? sorry to be a pest. you can comment on my blog or e-mail me.
Posted by: cori w at January 6, 2006 01:25 AM
Dude, way to go, the socks are awesome but we don't have any of that colorway in stock and now they will be calling dude.......... I love the picot edge but then I always have loved it's feminin look, and I'm no girlie girl! I'm sure this sock will be done by morning, can't wait to see it-
Posted by: Kaci at January 6, 2006 01:30 AM
oh, i just found a great tutorial, please ignore my comment asking for help!
if anyone is slow like me, here is help.
Posted by: cori w at January 6, 2006 01:52 AM
Love the frilly edge ... especially in that colorway.
And I'm sure I'm too late for the update, but I finally started my jaywalkers .... http://woolyheaded.blogspot.com/2006/01/much-better-now.html
Posted by: Ruth at January 6, 2006 08:01 AM
So yummy i want to eat it up. Great color choice for the decidedly girly edging!
Posted by: Jen at January 6, 2006 09:14 AM
I loved Anna's sassy little cuff. Can't wait to see your "come hither" heels and photo shoot. My Jaywalkers are done! woot! I'll have to take pics and post for your update next Friday---enjoy your weekend!
Posted by: amanda at January 7, 2006 09:52 AM