Gather 'round, knitters, and hear the Sad Tale of the Regia Jaywalkers. I was following Natalia's toe up directions, and I swear I had gauge. I swear it! (Well, stitch gauge anyway.) She has these amazingly clever instructions for knitting a traditional heel, with a flap and gussets, from the toe up. So I'm following her directions, and I had a feeling something was wrong. But I, being a Silly Knitter, ignored that feeling. I did the gussets and turned the heel and was knitting the flap -- and tried it on and realized I started the whole process about one inch too late. I was having a lot of trouble picking up the stitches before the gussets to frog partially, so in a fit of pique, I unravelled nearly the whole thing. Waah, waah, waah. And they were looking so good.
You have to get right back on the horse, though, so I picked up these Sock Landscape Jaywalkers that I started right before joining Cara's KAL. I had set them aside, thinking that I didn't have enough yarn. But having knit other socks recently, I realized I would be okay. It's darn hard to take a good picture of a sock in process, but there it is. I'm about an inch or so from working the toe. Yay! Also in progress is the second Rib and Cable sock in Jessie's beautiful handpainted sock yarn.
2006 looks to be the Year of the Sock here at Affiknitty. Also, perhaps, the Year of the Knitalong. As you can see from the sidebar, I simply cannot stop joining knitalongs. If the people organizing them (read, you all) weren't so stinking nice, maybe I could resist! Anyway, check out Chrissy's blog for more details on the Sock-a-Month Knitalong. It looks like it will be Big Fun!
Addendum: Duh! Should have mentioned the colorway! It's Spring Prairie.