Sunday, April 25, 2010

The Thrill of Victory and the Agony of Defeat

Hey, look at me! I finished two pairs of socks today!

Sock the First:


The Particulars:
Pattern: Ann Budd's Basic Sock pattern
Yarn: Kroy Socks Colour Effects
Needles: Size 2 Knitpicks circulars

Sock the Second:


And a close up because I love the chevron pattern:


The Particulars:
Pattern: Jaywalker (Rav link), size M (? - it was the second size)
Yarn: I don't know. That sounds really dumb, but it is yarn I bought off Etsy so long ago, and it didn't come with a label. I'm fairly certain it is Superwash Merino, but I would still be cautious in washing it.
Needles: Size 1 Knitpicks circulars

The significance of the blog title? Well, the thrill of victory in finishing two pairs of socks in one day - woohoo me! The agony of defeat? This is the second pair of Jaywalkers that I have knit that I can't get over my frickin' cankles! I even knit these ones in the next larger size thinking that would fix things. Not so - apparently my cankles are built of sturdier stuff than some supercool chevron sock pattern.

No matter. Someone I know has been admiring these socks, and they will be put in a package and sent to her sometime this week when I can get to the post office. She will have to reveal herself once she receives them.

I'll leave you with a Lucky shot:


What? I was, um... protecting these baby tomato plants...


LunarBug said...

You don't have cankles. :P

What do you have started in those peat pots?

tara said...

I agree. I dont remember cankles.

Bezzie said...

And why my seedlings are waaaaay up high where the furbag twins can't get them!

Everytime I knit Jaywalkers they are SOOO loose around the ankles, much more than any other sock I've knit.

kemtee said...

Could be worse. You could have gone end over teakettle like the ski jumper from the old Wide World of Sports opener.

All in all, hey – finished socks! Lurve me some socks!

Zonda said...

Fab socks! Darn it on the not fitting though!! :(