Hey Everybody! Hope you had a kick ass holiday season and are ready to start the year off right – JAYWALKING. Although, I have to say, you guys are KILLING ME! Don’t you people knit anything else? Here we are at week eight and at last count we have 184 participants! CRAZY! I thought I’d go over the rules again.
1. Knit a pair (or more – hey – I’m going to start my
THIRD! SIXTH? SEVENTH? I’ve lost count frankly) of Jaywalker socks. I know a lot of you have already started a pair – and that counts. But if you’ve finished a pair already, that doesn’t count. Instead, go on over to Kathy‘s and let her know. She’ll add you to the gallery.
2. You don’t have to adhere strictly to the pattern, so all you Drunken Jaywalker people (you know who you are!) come on over.
3. The socks don’t have to be for you. I know everyone’s crazy with holiday knitting (Suckers. I’m just saying….) so why not make a pair of Jaywalkers for that annoying relative in your life? Nothing like a pair of Jaywalker socks to send that subtle message – I wish you’d go play in traffic! You’re the only one who has to know the sentiment behind the gift!
4. You don’t have to knit the socks with SOCKS THAT ROCK yarn – use whatever yarn you like. BUT the prizes will be Socks That Rock.
5. There are no deadlines on when this KAL will end, BUT
6. On February 14th I will draw three names out of the proverbial Internet hat of all the FINISHED KAL socks and each of these people will WIN a skein of SOCKS THAT ROCK in their preferred colorway. That is, assuming I can get Tina to dye it for you. I won’t tell you how many colors are in the recipe book – your head will spin around. To be eligible to win the socks, you will have had to give me at least ONE update before February 1st. I want you to really be in it to win it you know? No pulling in at the last minute with a finished pair of socks to get in on the lottery.
7. Updates will be on FRIDAYS. So leave me comment or email me and I’ll do the updates then. K? Terrific!
Ready. Set. UPDATE!
~ Seriously, she LOVES them! Don’t get the wrong idea about Adelle‘s jaywalkers. Yes, girl, they are so purty! And it doesn’t matter when you get them done – but that you LOVE them! And you do!
~ Slow and steady wins the race! Check out Amy‘s socks!
~ AmyP‘s got toe-up jaywalkers in kool-aid colors! YAY for hand dyes that WORK!
~ No socks, but it’s BIRTHDAY WEEK over at Anita‘s and you know how we feel about birthdays! Have a GREAT ONE!
~ Super Sleuth Ann‘s looking for the Creature of the Black Lagoon! She’s got STR Lagoon socks rocking! Hey, Ann baby, can I call you Nancy?
~ MEEEOOOWWW! Check out Anna‘s AMAZING sexy frilly fun jaywalkers! It’s insane what a little modification can do – picot edge BABY! I LOVE IT!
~ BigLug‘s got a ROCKING finished pair! Magic Loop indeed! Not convinced you’re a sock knitter – honey pie – you’ve made JAYWALKERS – the KING of socks! (I say Xmas Rock too.)
~ Oooh! Oooh! Another down to the wire Jaywalker finish! But Bridget wins by a nose with her gorgeous FINISHED pair! YAY!
~ Add Carmelle to the rip list! But things are on track now. Welcome Carmelle!
~ Carole‘s SECOND pair are finished! Do I smell an addict in the making? NOT MY FAULT!
~ Now I may not be one to judge, but jaywalkers to match your furniture?! Cori‘s socks match her couch. Thankfully she’s got a pretty couch. I’m just saying. (Oh and while you’re over there, check out Cori’s STR XMAS TREE! Man your hubby ROCKS!) ETA: Cori’s teeth are FREE! And look how PRETTY! Oh yeah. Between the writing of this update and this morning, Cori ripped out her couch matching Jaywalkers. She’s caught PICOT fever.
~ Ellie needs a vacation from her vacation (don’t we all!) but she still managed some excellent progress on her solid jaywalkers. Looking good!
~ OH MY GOD! You MUST check out the beautiful sheepys on Felicia‘s blog! And the GORGEOUS dye job she just finished. And oh yeah, the KICK ASS jaywalker in her own hand painted sock yarn. (Available for purchase right over here. )
~ Not quite sure what this says about the movie, but Helen made some excellent progress on her pretty purple
jaywalkers CROSSwalkers during King Kong. That is until the kids got scared. Jurassic Jaywalkers. I like it! ETA: SHHHHH! Helen thinks there’s a curse going on over at her place. King Kong no likey knitting during the movie!
~ Holly‘s first FO of 2006 just so happens to be a P
AIR OF JAYWALKERS in some gorgeous Tess’s Sock Yarn! Woot! She says she’ll knit another pair, but maybe not as many as me. I’m telling you people, they’re like POTATO CHIPS. You can’t just have one.
~ Mismatched is still a match! Check out Jen‘s one of each socks! I say go back to the zinnia Jen!
~ Check out Jenny‘s FINISHED pair! Not really stripey, but oh so pretty!
~ Two at a time is fine over at Jessica‘s! She’s trying not to sweat the small stuff this year and I say keep on keeping on!
~ Um, Julie‘s named her sock. Cedric. It’s still pretty freaking cool, even with a name like Cedric. (NO offense to all you Cedric’s out there. Really.)
~ So, Julsey, how was New Year’s? You know it’s been almost a week already. Hangover’s don’t last that long do they? Julsey? Come back! Your gorgeous Jaywalker is sitting at home waiting for you! (Is that Vesper yarn? Looks like Vesper.)
~ The socks went to Disneyland! And they came back finished! So did Karen! The pattern hurt her hands, so she’s back to stockinette, but your friend is going to be SO happy.
~ Kim couldn’t go to sleep the other night until she finished her jaywalkers! Oh Kim, we know that compulsion all too well! Beautiful pair in Steinbach Wolle Aktiv Color 100!
~ My bestest better pal Kris finished a fabulous sock for the new year! Hey BP, where’s the second one? Don’t leave me hanging – you’ve got lots of socks to knit what with all that FABU sock yarn someone sent you!
~ Apparently Laura has some freakishly long toes (and I say that in the nicest way!) But she still managed to close up the toe, non-kitchener style, on her first Jaywalker! Nice work, Laura!
~ The other Laura (this week at least) has TOE! Now let’s see some FOOT!
~ Leah‘s got a KICK ASS jaywalker! Her first sock! YAY! (But, seriously, I DO knit other things besides socks. Have you seen my Almost Everyday Cardigan? What about my Diamond Fantasy Shawl? I’m in a kind of zone thing with the socks, okay? But that’s not ALL I knit. Really. It’s not. I can knit anything I want any time I want. SHUT UP! I can so!)
~ Lisa FINISHED a gorgeous pair of Jaywalkers! Just beautiful! And guess what she did then? Huh? Can you guess? She cast on for ANOTHER PAIR. DO NOT RESIST THE JAYWALKER. It’s futile.
~ Lisa‘s socks may never grow up! Well, I hope they do, but she did take them to see Peter Pan. Could be trouble. FINISH LISA FINISH!
~ Lisa, may I interest you in a Got Gauge? T-shirt? Right side bar. Or maybe Swatch-N-Bitch is more your speed.
~ The Good Humor guy stopped off at Liz‘s and dropped off some FINISHED ICE CREAM JAYWALKERS! That’s Vesper’s Neopolitan colorway if I know my stash and they look FABULOUS!
~ Liz has got her jaywalkers all figured out – she even has the yarn lined up for her NEXT pair (way to prepeare LIZ!) And as a testament to the greatness that is the Jaywalker, despite all that BAD math, she still loves knitting them! Whew!
~ (Yet ANOTHER) Liz is totally zen with her jaywalker – even if it does have a little green in it. Way to be one with the sock Liz!
~ Her name is Margaux and she’s a jaywalker addict. Was there ever any doubt?
~ Mimsie‘s got some FINISHED Garnet Dreams! Beautiful!
~ Patty, sweetie, ripping is still progress! I promise! I like to keep a size #0 needle around for picking up stitches after frogging. I put the stitches on the 0 needle, then transfer them to the #1. Easy peasy. Oh and just so you know, I’ve frogged I think all of my jaywalkers at least once somewhere in the knitting.
~ YEAH Money! Way to kick that knitting’s ASS! Renata – you are the BOSS!
~ Roberta, doll, the sock is SOOOOOOO Pretty – and the baby – SO DANG CUTE! Awwwww!
~ Robyn says she’s made progress and all and it’s so cool but it’s boring to show a picture and ahem, Robyn? JAYWALKERS ARE NEVER BORING! No matter what stage they’re in! SHOW PICTURES!
~ Rosemary‘s got some EXCELLENT FINISHED Draco socks! Um, Rosemary? What’s a Draco and should we be afraid?
~ Ruth‘s starting the year off right by knitting socks from her stash. Jaywalkers, natch. In Ravenclaw from Sunshine Yarns. Lovely!
~ Rainbow Brite! Rainbow Brite! Rainbow Brite! Hey Sandra my votes for RAINBOW BRITE!
~ Shannon‘s STR Fluorite socks are DONE! Stick a fork in them. AWESOME!
~ DUDE! Sharon is SO giving me a RUN FOR MY MONEY! She’s got five pair ALREADY FINISHED and is working on her SIXTH! Must knit faster, must knit faster, must knit faster.
From l to r: STR Watermelon Tourmaline, STR Lapis, Cherry Hill supersock Water(potluck),
Cherry Hill supersock Serengeti, Fleece Artist Wines and Fleece Artist Jester (sock in progress)
~ Stacey, sweetheart, your feet ARE SMILING! Hell, they’re laughing their asses off at those rocking FINISHED Jaywalkers!
~ Susan‘s starting the year on safari with her ZEBRA jaywalkers! Make sure you’ve got your pith helmet on when you knit those!
~ Tara gave me a very sweet birthday present! She started her first pair of jaywalkers. Awww. Thanks Tara!
~ Tracy knit up some SUPERFANTASTIC FINISHED SOCKS! She tipped the ribbing and the toes with a contrast color and man do they ROCK! Much FUN!
~ Jaywalker ROCKS! Nuff said. Thanks Trek!
~ Vicki‘s jaywalkers are so freaking great they freeze me right in my tracks. Or should I say I’m PETRIFIED?! Love em!
~ I’m betting that by the time you read this, Wannietta‘s got that gorgeous red jaywalker finished. Because, you know what, Wannietta was meant to knit. No doubt.
If I missed you this week, tough patooties. This stuff is hard! Leave me a comment HERE and I’ll get you next week. Thanks everyone! Have a great weekend!