Tuesday, December 27, 2005

JAYWALKERS!! The NeuroKnitter finished a pair, in loverly STR Yarn (the completed pair on the right) - what is this color again, NK?

I, on the other hand, have had a bit of startitis concerning these - over Thanksgiving weekend, I did one whole toe-up Jaywalker (mine is the lonely one on the left) out of STR Alina, literally burning rubber getting it done, and have yet to look back (meaning I have not even casted on the 2nd one). I have, however, begun another pair - in STR Fluorite, I believe - photos soon. (I am taking a page out of the Jaywalker KAL-mom, Cara's book and trading off colorways, so as not to become bored with one - at least that is what I'm telling myself, hee, hee. Because it can't be that I have knitting ADD, it just CAN'T BE!!) The construction is two-at-once, toe-up, on two circular needles. Interesting story about that, and about my main man, S.

We were stuck in a hotel in Chicago last Thursday night, so close, yet so far away from our ultimate destination, Cleveland, and we were glued to the TV (too much traveling + cable television = willingness to watch even the most mundane program, as long as there is no static, and no need to tweak rabbit ears). I was thinking how lucky I am to have a guy like S, a guy who not only shows interest in my knitting, but strives to understand the intricacies involved, and who is duly impressed when I tackle (and triumph over) a particularly difficult skill. This was in my head because we had just finished stuffing and addressing all of our holiday cards, and my dorky man wrote a holiday letter to accompany the cards. He waxed eloquent about my Kiri in the letter, about how it is his favorite of all of my knitted objects, yadayadayada. So, I showed him my Jaywalkers, and asked him to describe what was going on with that particular pair of socks. The boy nailed it, he really did - he could tell me everything about the socks except for their super-wash-ability, and that was only because I had yet to tell him that aspect of STR. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is one of the many reasons I am marrying that fool.

S, modeling a hand-knit from his grannie. One of these days...

And, the socks I thought I was making for S. for his birthday, but which turned out to be my exact size (huh, fancy that), in STR Olive Garden. Yeah, so I love STR, who cares? Speaking of STR, here is another angle of Kiri, also in STR.

Here are three pairs of my finished socks:

#1 - STR Fire on the Mountain, my first ever pair of toe-up socks, with a 3x1 rib, and so loosely casted off that they have a bit of roll to them. Gifted these to my baby sis, who had eye surgery last week, and I was told that they did actually make her feel a bit better.

#2 - Long, long ribbed socks for my baby. Koigu KPPPM, in a bright-ass green colorway. Found the yarn in the cutest little yarn/needlepoint store in New Orleans early this summer, right near Jackson Square.

#3 - Another long pair of stockinette socks, in KnitPicks sock garden Daffodil colorway. Not sure where these are destined, but they most likely will become gifts.

By the way, Jen - love your holiday toilet story. hee, hee. Although it does make me glad I have no pets!

Hope everyone had a fantastic holiday (and by everyone, I mean Gail, Emily, and Jen, because I am pretty sure no one else reads this blog :))



Anonymous said...

That guy "S" sounds fantastic. How lucky you are to have found such a wonderful, caring, funny, and, if I'm not being to bold, handsome man.

NeuroKnitter said...

Hi Shannon! My Jaywalkers are in STR Banded Agate!!!

grumperina said...

I'm a neuroknitter, too! NK's socks are really fun, the striping is really cool. Do they fit well? Would you like me to include them in the gallery?

Knit-n-Purl Zen said...

Gorgeous socks...nice job!

Anonymous said...

Hi ;)
oh... what brainsick comments!
what do U think about it?