February 01, 2006
DONE. Finished. Finito. Baleep Baleep THAT'S ALL FOLKS! The Great Legendary Absolutely FREAKING INSANE Jaywalker KAL is officially CLOSED. NO MORE!
But oh my god it was a blast! Wasn't it? Sheer madness! As of 2AM last night there were 311 people involved in the KAL. I can assure you that I visited every single one of you at least a half a dozen times. Thank you for inviting me into your homes.
Here's how the last two weeks are going to work: Check THE LIST. Make sure you're on it if you think you should be on it. If you finished your pair way back when and for some reason you didn't get a star next to your name, let me know. If you're not on the list and you can show evidence as to why you should be on the list, let me know. If you finish your pair, let me know. EXTREMELY IMPORTANT: TO LET ME KNOW SEND ME AN EMAIL WITH THE WORDS JAYWALKER UPDATE IN THE SUBJECT. THE EMAIL ADDRESS IS CARA at JANUARYONE dot COM. I WILL IGNORE ALL UPDATES IN THE COMMENTS.
Here's how the winning's going to work:
At midnight on February 14th I will list all of the people eligible AS OF THAT DAY to win yarn. I will keep the list up for the day and at 11:11 PM on the 14th I will pick the winners. You will have the day to let me know if there is a mistake with the list.
Any questions? Email me.
I gotta say, with all the craziness, I hope I haven't come off as disliking the KAL. In fact, I'm bowled over by it. Proprietary about it. I love it but I hate it. I definitely want my blog back. I want to be able to post something and not have half the comments that day be about jaywalkers when my original post was about spaghetti. I'M NOT BLAMING ANYONE!!! I asked for this. Actually, I'm blaming myself, but that's a whole other story. The good part of all this - I still LOVE the socks, goddamnit!!! In fact, just this weekend I finished two more and cast on for another two. They will never be old to me!
= ^&$#$%@ this ^&$^$#%$#%@ SOCK!
= We're JAYWALKING BAYBEE! FINISHED!!
Posted by Cara at February 1, 2006 10:41 AM
Topics: Jaywalker KAL
Cara, thanks for running this KAL! It exploded all over and you were somehow able to manage it! thank you, thank you, thank you! :)
Posted by: jess at February 1, 2006 10:56 AM
Jess got it right! The JW KAL was a bomb, both good and bad. You did a superb job of running it and making it fun and informative. You deserve big KUDO'S for a job well done. Personally I'll be glad to see you deal with something new(ish), like Short Rows.
Posted by: margene at February 1, 2006 11:18 AM
Cara, is it Cara at Januaryone dot com instead of Cara dot Januaryone dot com? I swear I'm not trying to drive you crazy. I just thought it would cut down on mass confusion by asking. Thanks for all your hard work!
Posted by: Ramona at February 1, 2006 11:19 AM
Yeah, we want SHORT ROWS!! I know you had a ball with this, but didn't expect the SNOWball. It was a blast, Cara, and you are the very finest KAL hostess. Thank you.
Posted by: Vicki at February 1, 2006 11:20 AM
The bar is officially open - what'll you have, Cara?
Posted by: rock chick at February 1, 2006 11:27 AM
Thanks you for running a great KAL. You got just about everyone Jaywalking. Your excitement is contagious!
Posted by: Karen at February 1, 2006 11:58 AM
I agree--you've done a great job, just . . . lots and lots of participants! You deserve to get your blog back for, you know, YOU!
Posted by: --Deb at February 1, 2006 12:01 PM
Thanks for running the KAL Cara! Love those icons, lol.
Posted by: mimsie at February 1, 2006 12:09 PM
there are socks that rock and there are bloggers that rock.
you know who you are!
thanks for putting so much time into this!!
Posted by: carole at February 1, 2006 12:27 PM
Well, my comment is going to be reverse from the norm. This is clearly a jaywalker entry, and I'd like to ask about something else. Where, oh where, does the pattern for the short row pullover come from? I've read your archives, but I can't find that one piece of vital information. Yours is coming along beautifully, and I'd like to add it to my list of "things to knit sometime far in the future when I use all this yarn that I already have."
Posted by: Atla at February 1, 2006 12:28 PM
Your icons just got better and better. Way to end on a high note! And thanks for the fun times.
Posted by: anne at February 1, 2006 03:07 PM
Man oh man that's alot of jaywalkers!!!!
They all look fantastic.
Posted by: Anne Marie at February 1, 2006 03:54 PM
Thank you for taking us along -- you did a great job! I'm just sorry I failed - no - gave up - no - didn't finish. I love the little cursing icon, though!
Posted by: Jane at February 1, 2006 04:42 PM
Thanks so much for hosting my very first KAL! It is such a great experience. Although I joined late, I'm going to do my darndest to finish those socks before the 14. My darndest, I say!
Posted by: Elaina at February 1, 2006 04:49 PM
Thank you for being such a great hostess Cara. Although I didn't get to post about my latest jaywalker, I am proud that I finished 1 pair. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Posted by: Carmelle at February 1, 2006 05:16 PM
The prodigal knitting bag returneth today -- with Jaywalkers safe inside. So even though I know it's too late, I've posted an update photo at my blog.
Thanks for doing the KAL -- it's a great pattern, and a beautiful sock!
Posted by: Becky at February 1, 2006 06:45 PM
Thanks for the knitalong Cara! We had a blast! I'm totally in love with the pattern - working on my third pair already ;)
Posted by: may at February 2, 2006 10:32 AM
Thanks for hosting the knitalong (and you might get tired of hearing that....) and here is my *finishing* update
Have a great February!
Posted by: Emily at February 2, 2006 12:21 PM
Whoops, posted that before I read the actual post.....
Posted by: Emily at February 2, 2006 12:22 PM
Hey Awesome site. Wow, never knew there were so many other Jaywalkers out there!!!
I'm knitting a pink pair right now, and I'm really excited. Check it out sometime.
Posted by: Mica at February 6, 2006 07:27 PM
This has been a *rockin* KAL! One of of the best, IMO. I have gotten so much inspiration from browsing the blogs of fellow J'walkers.
I missed the Feb.1 updates, but after a long weekend away, I posted my JW progress and tales of yarn/fiber hell at my www.poodlepurls.blogspot.com.
To finish it all off, tonight I am knitting my JWs wearing a wrist splint. Jaywalk on!!!
Posted by: Melissa at February 7, 2006 03:55 AM