This FO was made for walking

There’s just nothing like handknit socks.

Pattern: Grumperina’s Jaywalkers

Yarn: Cherry Tree Hill supersock, in “Earth” colorway

Time elapsed: 10 days

Thoughts and Modifications: I futzed with the patter in two ways–first, I made the larger size for the leg and decreased to the smaller size just before beginning the heel flap. This resulted in a sock that fit my much-larger-than-usual calf and my average-sized foot! It’s amazing what you can do when you make your own clothes, people. Amazing.

I also shortened the socks by about an inch, which is a good thing since I have veeeery little yarn left over. I hereby warn all of you shoe size 8.5 women considering Jaywalkers out of CTH!

…and there’s really not much more to say about these socks that hasn’t been said before. They grip the feet oh-so-well, they’re comfy, they’re fun, they’re quick. They literally flew off the needles once I realized I could knit them while reading terribly boring technical specifications!

So if you’re one of the three people out there who haven’t already knit a pair, it’s not too late! Treat your feet!

You know you want to. 🙂

14 thoughts on “This FO was made for walking

  1. Those came out SO GOOD. Beautiful work, gorgeous yarn! (And apparently they make good mittens too, huh? Haha.)

  2. Your socks are gorgeous. And so is your munchkin!

  3. They look great! I am one of the three people who has not made this pattern – but I have seen lots of pictures of them. I really like them in the CTH. And its good to know they also work as arm warmers. 🙂

  4. Too funny, I have almost that same pose with baby feet on my blog a couple weeks ago. Great minds think alike, eh 😉

  5. I am another of the three people but not for long. You talked me into it. I got a bunch of sock yarn for Christmas from my sock knitting mom that just wants to be turned to yummy handknit Jaywalkers.

  6. J keeps getting cuter and cuter! I’m the third person who hasn’t knit these yet. 😉

  7. I love that last photo.

  8. Your photos are great and the socks turned out perfectly. I love the colors. And I am one of the few who haven’t knit jaywalkers. I always meant to. One of these days…

  9. The socks are gorgeous, and your child is adorable! I’ve been getting sock yarn envy, our two stores around here don’t have such fancy stuff. Though there’s quite a selection on ebay.

  10. that last picture is fantastic. what a beautiful shot! 🙂

  11. That last photo is crazy cute. I’m also one of Those People who haven’t knit jaywalkers. Yours turned out lovely.

  12. Lovely! And I can’t take the cuteness of the last few photos!

  13. OK, I’m just going to put it out there, even though I know it makes me seem like a monster with a heart of coal: I don’t really like kids that much. But your little boy is SO ADORABLE that he actually makes me want to take him home and play legos (or whatever the kids do these days) with him all day. I can barely take how cute he is. So. cute.

    (Oh, the socks are nice too ;))

  14. You know, I never ever tire of seeing your little one modelling for you. Well done on the socks – and the cute kid!

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