The long tale of the rainbow sock begins

 So the shawl is pretty much done–it just needs to be cast off and blocked out. I had wanted to finish it before the 4th of July, but you know, life gets in the way.

We headed up to Ithaca for the holiday weekend and I took along a ball of rainbow sock yarn, intending to make a pair of Jaywalkers.


I cast on on the bus, and knit through to yellow in front of the Cascadilla Gorge…


…next to the Taughannock Falls…


…in the car…


…in front of the Beebe Dam..

but it was all for naught. The damn sock is too tight! I had cast on fewer stitches than the instructions said–and with size 0 needles, instead of 1s–because I am under the impression I have narrow calves and feet. Well, I measured my leg and foot, and it turns out I have average sized (and width) feet. Anyway, the whole leg–all the way through to the V of ROY G. BIV–is ripped, and waiting to be reknit. Grr.

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4 Responses to “The long tale of the rainbow sock begins”

  1. July 10th, 2008 at 8:57 am #Grace

    Sigh. I feel your pain.
    I knit and ripped my jaywalker 3 times before I gave up.
    I was using size 2s and I have a big foot. As far as I can tell, there is no way those things are going to get over my heel. There’s just not enough stretch. Sad, because they are so cute looking and my Kaffe Fasset sock yarn really wants to zigzag.

  2. July 10th, 2008 at 8:22 pm #Roderick Random

    Wait a minute, you’re writing about knitting now? What gives?

  3. July 11th, 2008 at 12:57 am #Emily

    How frustrating! They’re cute socks nonetheless.

  4. July 11th, 2008 at 9:04 pm #Talea

    I too knit Jaywalkers………then abandoned my first one after I turned the heel and realized they were not going over my ankle. I cant bring myself to frog them. They sit abandoned on my dining room table.