Do I have a jaywalking story? Why, thanks for asking, yes I do.
On one our trips to the airport, sending Grandma and Grandpa off on one of their far away destinations, we had parked the car and were hoofing it off to the terminal to see them onto their plane, and stand at the big window and wave goodbye. I don't know how old I was, grade school age, probably just old enough I didn't have to be holding someone's hand...
We were waiting at crosswalk, waiting for the light to turn green, and I saw Grandpa start across, so I started across with him, just to hear my parents and grandparents yell, "Lynda, get back here! What do you think you're doing?"
It wasn't Grandpa I was following, just another bald-headed grandpa traveler.... wrong Grandpa.
This may or may not have been the trip where I was sure we were lost while driving around LA on our way to the airport, and I was getting a little worried. Grandpa was teasing and said something like, "maybe we are lost, I think we're in China!" - when just then we turned the corner and who might be standing on the corner but a nice Oriental family..... I started to cry, oh NO!! - we were lost! - lost in CHINA...
I guess I was a gullible child.
But, these new Jaywalker socks of mine - I love them!
Here's the specs:
Pattern: Jaywalker, by Grumperina.
Yarn: KnitPicks Sock Landscape in RedWood Forest - two skeins
Needle: Size 2 DPN's
I made them the smaller of the two sizes, casting on 76 stitches.
I really do love this pattern - I can totally understand the hype. Enough that I've already cast on my next pair. The pattern is easy enough that I can knit it without taking the pattern with me, and it's just interesting enough to keep me from getting bored. No long, boring stockinette sections. That's where the socks usually stall for me. With these, no stalling.
I love the yarn, also. It pools a little, or maybe just does large swirls, around the tops and the gusset decreases, but I'm one of those who really doesn't mind pooling.
I'm wearing these babies right now, and they're warm and comfy. I'm wearing them with my brown leather Simple clogs (the ones that look like baked potatoes on my feet) - you know, hippie style, just so I can hear the girls groan as soon as they see them. It's all about embarrassing the kids. Yep. It's my job, and I'm a pro.