Jaywalkers in LL Amethyst Stripe

Amethyst Stripe Jaywalkers
Started:
4/24/07
Finished: 4/27/07
Pattern: Grumperina's Jaywalker Socks
Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Amethyst Stripe
Needles: 2.5mm Addis
Notes: These were finished 4 days before Lily was born, photographed a month later, and then left to languish. I wanted to write a short something with the photos and it's been more than I could handle, organizing these simple thoughts. (My notes say I knit these in 4 days. I find that hard to believe. Then again, it was 4 days before Lily was born, and she was a week late...)

The first time I attempted Jaywalkers, it didn't end well. Funky pooling and the wrong needles. I've wanted to knit a pair since then, and these Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Amethyst Stripe were just the ticket.

Jaywalkers in LL Amethyst Stripe

I mentioned before that I didn't realize the Amethyst Stripe would, uh, stripe. We'll conveniently blame that one on the pregnancy. (Nevermind that I bought the first skein a year ago.) Speaking of which, the skeins were bought a year apart, different dyelots, but they match quite well:

Jaywalkers in LL Amethyst Stripe

I screwed up the double decreases and didn't realize until I had knit several inches:

Jaywalkers in LL Amethyst Stripe

I left it. It's fine. I'm lazy.

I'm pleased with the striping. The fit is tighter at the heel, requiring a few seconds longer to pull on; but snug and comfortable when worn.

Jaywalkers in LL Amethyst Stripe

Happy socks ready for fall!