Jaywalker Eleven!

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!

Legend:

= Everything’s going A OK! Making progress!

= ^&$#$%@ this ^&$^$#%$#%@ SOCK!

= We’re JAYWALKING BAYBEE! FINISHED!!

Adelle
Adrienne

Aija
Allison
Amy
Amy
Amy
AmyP
Anita
Ann
Anne
Annie
Ariel
Beth
Bethe
Bethieee
Bliss
Brenda
Carla
Carla

Carmelle
Carol
Carole
Carole
Carry
Cece
Cheryl
Chihiro
Chrissy
Chrissy
Chrissy
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Claudia
Cynthia
Danielle
Deb
Dene
Diann
Elaina
Elaine
Emily
Emma
Erin
Foogrrl
Gwyn
Hanne
Helen
Helen
Hillary
Holly
Jane
Jasmin
Jennifer
Jenny
Jenny
Jenny
Jessica
Jodee

Johanna
Julia
KaisaKaisa
Kandy
Karen
Karen
Karen
KathyB
Katie
Kelly
Kelly
Kenny
Kris
Lara
Larissa
Laura
Laura
Lauren

Linda
Lisa
Lisa I.
Liz
Lori
LoriG
Lynda
Manda
Maria
Maribel
Marie
Marie

Maritza
Melissa
Miriam
Morgan
Nancy
Nancy

Nicole
Noelle
Paula
Phoebe
Ramona
Rebecca

Renata
Rhonda
Roberta
Roberta
Robin
Robin

Rosemary
Rossana
Sandra
Sarah
Sarah
Sarah
Scout
Shanidy
Shannon
Shelley
Stephannie
Stinkerbell
Susan
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Sylvia
Tania
Tara
tgz
Thorn
Tiffany
Tracy
Vicki
Vicki
Wannietta
Wendi
Wendy
Whitney

Comments

  1. Cara, thanks for running this KAL! It exploded all over and you were somehow able to manage it! thank you, thank you, thank you! :)

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. The bar is officially open – what’ll you have, Cara?

  6. Thanks you for running a great KAL. You got just about everyone Jaywalking. Your excitement is contagious!

  7. 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!

  8. Thanks for running the KAL Cara! Love those icons, lol.

  9. there are socks that rock and there are bloggers that rock.
    you know who you are!
    thanks for putting so much time into this!!

  10. 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.”

  11. Your icons just got better and better. Way to end on a high note! And thanks for the fun times.

  12. Man oh man that’s alot of jaywalkers!!!!
    They all look fantastic.

  13. 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!

  14. 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!

  15. 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.

  16. 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!
    Becky

  17. Thanks for the knitalong Cara! We had a blast! I’m totally in love with the pattern – working on my third pair already ;)

  18. Yo Cara!
    Thanks for hosting the knitalong (and you might get tired of hearing that….) and here is my *finishing* update
    Have a great February!

  19. Whoops, posted that before I read the actual post…..

  20. 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.
    Mica

  21. 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 http://www.poodlepurls.blogspot.com.
    To finish it all off, tonight I am knitting my JWs wearing a wrist splint. Jaywalk on!!!