So, despite the lack of sun, here are the finished Jaywalkers #2:
Pattern: Jaywalker Socks
Yarn: Knitpicks Sock Garden "Geranium"
Needles: some metal dpn, US 2
Started: uhhh... December 24, 2005
Finished: January 28, 2006 (with some other stuff in between)
Notes: I did the same with these that I did with pair #1 -- I sized down the pattern to account for gauge issues.
I love these socks. There are no words... Pair #1 was ok... I wasn't crazy about the "chrismas" effect of the reds and greens together -- I would have liked them better if the greens had pooled and striped with the greens and the reds had pooled and striped with the reds. But these -- these are beautiful. I love the picks against the reds, the bright stripe of green in them, the way they pooled, everything! I'm so selfish, I want to keep them for myself. Look how good they look with my crocs (my measure of a good sock is how good they look in my crocs...):
Sigh... they will look good my mom's crocs, though. And I've got two more pairs of promised socks before I can even think about making a pair for myself. I'm excited to move on from Knitpicks sock yarn. I do love it -- it's so soft and knits really well -- but right now I'm falling deeply in love with the colors of Koigu. I think when I'm done with all of my promised socks, I will splurge and make myself a pair out of koigu. Any suggestions on a place where I can mail order with out it costing an arm and a leg?