Walking across the street in downtown SLC can be a dangerous activity. The Mayor had orange flags set up at every cross walk just so pedestrians can get the attention of oncoming traffic by wave one. It's crazy downtown this time of year! And jaywalking!? Well, that is totally against the law and you could end up dead or with a heavy fine. Add that to the list of things in Utah that must be done in the privacy of your own home. So a few nights ago, behind closed doors, I started a pair of Grumperina’s Jaywalker Socks and joined Cara’s KAL.
This beautiful color of Koigu has been languishing in my stash and the best part is that I have 3 skeins. How nice that I can make the socks as long as I like. There will be no close calls or shortages for me! When I bought this color (#105) it looked mostly dk. maroon, with pink and gold bits here and there, but now that I'm knitting it's apparent there an abundance of green. It's OK...I can handle it mixed in with the other colors, plus watching the pattern form is just so much fun. It feels good to have a sock back on the needles.
A couple of months ago I knit a pair of socks for Smith's cousin Emilie. She has called every few days to tell me how much she loves them, which is surely a hint that she'd like another pair. They are happy socks that fit her feet well, and are warmer than any other socks she has, so it's no wonder. While stash diving for Jaywalker yarn I found another wonderful Koigu in bright happy colors that Emilie will enjoy. She likes her socks to be ankle high and she has very small feet, all which mean a pair of socks will knit up quickly. I think she deserves another pair before I move on with Jaywalkers for myself.
It has been snowing off and on all week, mostly in the mountains which have received between 3-4 feet. Yesterday the sky was cloudy in the morning and cleared slowly until the end of the day. It was a picture perfect day in Utah.