That's right, one Jaywalker and second is on the needles (size 2 Addi's - 2.5mm). Seriously, could I BE later to this party? Oh, and get this - if you pegged this as Socks That Rock, you'd be absolutely right (it's the Moss Agate colorway). It's like I just showed you 8 inches of black stockinette, isn't it? It's true, it's all been done before, but I love it anyway. I can also see now why Cara has about 5 jillion skeins (scroll all the way down, it's the last pic) of this stuff. It's beautiful and soft and yet somehow seems far denser and stronger than any other sock yarn I've tried. In short, I love it. As for this sock pattern? I could go on and on and on about how much I love this pattern, but so many have done it before me (it's true, just Google Jaywalker sock, I dare you) that it's unlikely that I can add anything new. Here are the two things I WILL say, though:
1. This sock WILL NOT fall down. Cara told me, but I didn't believe her. It's true. It's even magical. I wore it all over the house for HOURS the other night (hot off the needles) and it just stayed put. No wilting, no slipping, no bunching, not even after a couple of hours puttering around trying desperately trying to hang on to the shreds of an illusion that I live in a home and not a disaster area.
2. That heel flap? HUMONGOUS! I had to reduce each and every row just to keep this thing even CLOSE to being the right size. It's a little wierd considering how great the leg fits. I'm working hard to ignore what that might indicate about the fatness of my calves relative to my feet, which are not, I might add, exactly petite.
I am also, for the moment, going to ignore the fact that I just admitted that I walked around cleaning my house in mis-matched socks purely because I had just finished knitting one of them. If y'all can't understand, I suspect no one will.
And this concludes what sadly passes for knitting content here at Chez Obsession these days. Soon there will be some super secret knitting reveals, a progress shot of Rogue (You remember Rogue, right, my Knitting Olympics sweater? Yeah. It's still not done.), and more fun and hijinks. What follows is a mostly photo essay of just some of the joy that is home remodeling, because things just get crazier and crazier and crazier around here. There's lots o' nutty, stressful job stuff, which I don't get to talk about here, yet MORE super secret knitting, which, of course, I can't talk about here, and only occasional electricity in my house, which make it difficult to talk to you at all.
HA! THAT one got you, didn't it? It's true, we have begun The Great Rewiring Project 2006. It's sorta like the Knitting Olympics, only less fun - and maybe fewer people actually care about it. Lucky for me, it's my blog and I want to show you the rewiring, so I get to show you the rewiring. I'm selfish like that. So if you're only here for the knitting, it's safe to go now. I don't even have a cat shot to placate you.
See? Here's another (there are four of them):
Some of you may recognize the tip end of the wire-fishing-metal-snake-thingie (that's official technical lingo) sticking through this particular hole. Also, don't you just LOVE this texture thing that Rick did on the hallway ceiling?!? In real life it looks a little like a monochrome tartan weave up there!! How cool is that?
Here's what came off the ceilings in two of the four rooms:
And THIS is what lurks under the temporary linoleum in the temporary bathroom (I did mention that we bought a fixer-upper, right?)
It's all quite bothersome, but OH.SO.satisfying when the one of the end results looks like this: