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One down!

July 9, 2007

Woo hoo! The first Jaywalker is DONE!

Had to put it on right away, of course. Still wearing it too, despite the fact that I only have the one. I think for the second one I’m gonna use the larger size instructions. The Lorna’s Laces feels wonderful and I’m going to have a ton of it left over. I was so paranoid about having enough from the two hanks that I shortened the cuff so they’d be just tall enough for me to wear my high-tops with. I’m casting on for the second one right away in hopes of preempting the Second Sock Syndrome.

But now that I’m thinking socks, I’ve even got a couple more sock patterns that I want to work on. I think the next one is going to be Monkey in this other Lorna’s Laces colorway I have (Somerset). That pattern seems to be made for multicolor yarn without overpowering the pretty stitch pattern. Thing is, it’s got an 8 inch “unstretched” circumference and my big fat foot is 9 inches around. I hope it can stretch that far, because I have no idea how to make these things bigger. I’m no n00b, but I don’t want to go messing around with altering lace patterns.

I also want to try this pattern (beware of .pdf), but (a) don’t have the yarn for it and (b) it looks kinda complicated. One thing at a time, I suppose.

Another happy is that the yarn store opens back up tomorrow. Time to find out whether or not I get to finish the puff sleeved cardigan in one color or I need to start improvising.

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