Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Jaywalking in the snow

The Jaywalker socks are done and just in time to warm my tootsies in this frigid weather.

I know, -8 degrees Celsius is hardly sandal weather, but these socks looks smashing in these Maryjanes. The moss green colour of the sandals brings out the tiny flecks of green in this yummy sweet georgia yarn. It's a match made in knitting heaven.

Pattern: Jaywalker by Grumperina
Source: MagKnits
Materials: two hanks of sweet georgia superwash sock in life aquatic and a little bit of leftover Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino in colour #602
Needles: set of 5 bamboo US 1/2.25 mm dpns
Started: January 25, 2007
Finished: February 7, 2007

The surprise with these socks are the pink toes. I was inspired by the way the sweet georgia label (in pink) went with the colour of the yarn and I had a bit of DB Baby Cashmerino left over from the pink cabled baby hat, so I knit some adorable pink toes.

I decided to adorn the felted slippers with some vintage buttons from my Gramie's stash. I swear, she has a collection of buttons that would make any crafter swoon. I chose a large navy button and a smaller green flowery one to stitch onto the slippers one on top of the other.

I'm very happy with the way they turned out. The buttons almost look like buckles on the outside edge of each slipper.


  1. Wow, You're on a roll!!

    I Got the needles back in the mail yesterday as well as that delicious chocolate which was exactly what the doctor ordered. Khalil stole half though.

  2. Glad to hear you received the package, but it's sad that Khalil stole half of the prize. I hope the chocolates were good!

  3. you sent out chocolate? what kind of chocolate? can i have some chocolate?

  4. I sent Rogers chocolate. You can have some if you give me some knitting needles.

  5. Fantastic! I love the socks, love the surprise pink toes, and also really love your shoes, by the way. And the buttons are just perfect for the felted slippers!


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