Pattern: Jaywalker Socks by Grumperina
Yarn: Knit Picks Sock Landscape in Spring Prairie, 2 skeins with a little left over
Needles: 2.5 mm Inox 40 inch circular
Modifications: Short row heels and toes, made cuff and leg shorter than the pattern.
The second sock turned out much better than the first. I started the first one and then set it aside for awhile. When I picked it back up, I used a slightly larger needle, and so the foot is a little loose. I could frog it, and reknit it. But sometimes you just have to move on.
As for the pattern, in spite of my bad luck with it, I will definitely knit it again. The second sock really is nice -- the fit is very good. The pattern is exceptional with yarns that stripe, but I can see it making a very handsome pair of solid socks too. For now, though, I'm going to try some other patterns that have been tempting me. So I'll be moving the Jaywalker button off the sidebar for the time being.
The yarn I have slightly mixed feelings about. It's very soft and comfortable and the colors are vivid. However, there are better yarns for Jaywalkers -- as you can see above, there's some wicked pooling going on. The other downside to Sock Landscape is, it's already getting fuzzy, and I haven't even worn them yet. I'll be curious to see how they hold up. I'll undoubtedly use it again, though, because you can't beat the price.
Thanks everyone for the nice comments about my WIPs. Several people mentioned that Silk Garden benefits from a soak, so when I finish Edgar, I'll let you know how that goes! Ok, now I'm off to plan my next sock project!