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20. January 2015 11:26
by Jobo
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Jaywalker Socks Again

20. January 2015 11:26 by Jobo | 0 Comments

These don't count towards my 2015 tally.... because I finished them around Christmas time..  But here they are either way:

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Pattern:  Jaywalkers by Grumperina (available free on Ravelry)

Yarn:  Knit Picks Felici

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Notes:

- why oh why did they discontinue this great self-striping yarn?  It came in great colorways, and feels great even after being abused wearing in shoes and washer/dryer cleaning.

- this pattern is a standby/go to favorite of mine... well written, easy enough to work on while watching tv, and interesting enough to keep my attention.   I think it's my fourth pair... and likely not my last pair either!

30. June 2009 18:35
by Jobo
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Phew, it wasn't easy... but they are still GREEN!

30. June 2009 18:35 by Jobo | 2 Comments

The Kermit socks are all ready to go!  I was surprised really at how fast these came along... I have only been working on them for a few days really (since June 22) so that makes them an 8 day pair of socks!  When it comes to plain vanilla no-pattern socks, I know I can polish those off at an alarming rate, even a sock in an evening depending on the size, but when it comes to following a pattern, and figuring things out I can be pretty slow - I guess my reading and interpreting skills must be improving!  yay me!



Here they are in the rain on the patio furniture.  It has been raining here for a week so there haven't been very many good sunlight days for photographing things.  Even still, through the cloudy skies... these socks are friggin GREEN.  They almost glow against the boring grey seat cushions!



And here they are toute fini laying side by side on the sock blockers.  I really had to push myself here - I finished and wove in the ends RIGHT AWAY.  yes I avoided procrastination, and did it right then.  It feels good to have these done, but at the same time they were so interesting and fun to work on, I'm kind of disappointed the love affair is over.  I might have to search for some more handpainted yarn and try another pair sometime.

I had planned on gifting these to my sister for Christmas, but her birthday is on the weekend.  Sigh.  I always make things for people thinking that I will give them the item for a major holiday months away... then I wuss out, get excited that the project is finished and turned out so well... and the recipient will really like it.... so I end up giving in early.  I'm not sure if that makes me a really crappy secret keeper (can't even keep my own!) or if it makes me an exhuberant gift giver.  I think it's ok to be excited that someone will like your gift so much that you have to (HAVE TO) gift it now... or at least that's what I'm telling myself.

So I leave you again knitters of cyberspace... happy knitting!  Kermit may think it's easy to be overlooked when you're green... but I doubt people will overlook these socks!

It's not that easy bein' green
Having to spend each day
The color of the leaves
When I think it could be nicer
Bein' red or yellow or gold
Or something much more colorful like that
It's not easy bein' green
It seems you blend in
With so many other ordinary things
And people tend to pass you over
'Cause you're not standing out
Like flashy sparkles in the water
Or stars in the sky
But green's the color of spring
And green can be cool and friendly like
And green can be big like an ocean
Or important like a mountain
Or tall like a tree
When green is all there is to be
It could make you wonder why
But why wonder, why wonder?
I am green and it'll do fine
It's beautiful and I think it's what I want to be

 

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