At last, I finished my Socktoberfest Jaywalkers. They were a lot of fun to knit, and believe me, there will be many more of these beauties in my future, hopefully not taking so long to knit as these did.
What did I learn? First of all, these were my first top-down socks, and they really are easier for me to knit than toe-up, although both styles have their distinct advantages. With toe-up, I always know how much yarn I have left, so there's really no stress there. Top down kind of keeps you guessing until you get the hang of how much you really ned. Second thing I learned was how to make a heel gusset and turn the heel, which I loved doing. Third was the Kitchener Stitch on the toes, which I find fascinating. It makes a beautiful, seamless finish to the toe.
What would I do different next time? Well, even though I have Size 10 feet, they aren't very wide, so I would pick the smaller width. These socks are ginormous, people. Hopefully they'll tighten up in the wash, but they're perfect for clogs or mules or whatever you like to call them.
And just so you don't think I've forgotten or don't care, a big thank you to Jenla for welcoming me to the neighborhood by putting me on their Fresh Blood Award. Totally not expected, but it made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. It's nice to know someone is actually reading this
boring, mundane fascinating journal of a chick with sticks.