Finished my Jaywalkers!
It turned into a bit of an emergency. There I was in my B & B room on Tuesday evening, realising that my third pair of woolly socks were waiting to be darned at home. And work was SO SO SO SO cold last week (about 3 degrees celsius, and I sit still most of the time!) that woolly socks were a necessity. So I set to and got the Jaywalkers finished to wear on Wednesday! The flowery background to them is the B & B's duvet cover!
I do like this pattern and the yarn is lovely to wear, although they have come out ever-so-slightly baggy. Most people seem to have had trouble getting them big enough, but I think my tincy wincey ickle tiny narrow feet are at the other extreme from the majority of the population! (and if I walk into one more shoe shop to hear "but people's feet are getting wider these days" when I ask about AAA fittings I will stick my pointy needles in someone. Exactly how am I meant to make my feet wider now?!)
There were meant to be more pics in this post, but Blogger is playing up.
I've also been to Yarn. What a shop. I omitted to take any photos cos I was busy hyperventilating at finally setting foot in a proper yarn shop! It was beautiful. Big windows making it light and airy (so you could actually see what colour the yarn was!). Lots of beautifully arranged yarn with clear price labelling - Rowan, Noro, Debbie Bliss, Louisa Harding, Opal, Gedifra, FFF and some others that I didn't identify, plus some hand-dyed/hand-spun one-offs. The two ladies running it were friendly, offered me a cup of tea, provided a chair for me whilst browsing patterns and invited me to come and sit with their knitting group which was taking place at the time. Unfortunately I'd finished the Jaywalkers the night before and had no other knitting with me...
And yes I did make some purchases... Am also going to plan a Knit Lincs trip over there I think.
Finally, some useful links:
This one is all about designing socks from scratch using your own measurements:
and Elann has some of the Regia Cotton Surf on sale, which I used for my Broadripple socks. I've been really impressed with the feel and wear of this yarn.