Two more stripes went onto the Timey-Wimey Jaywalkers last night, and I decided that it was time to try them on.

Eek.

Felici is slightly finer than what I think of as ‘standard’ sock yarn (Opal, Regia, Lang, etc.) and so the sock barely made it over my heel. It fit just fine once I’d tugged and pulled and cajoled it on. What a relief! A good blocking when the socks are done will help with that tightness, so I’m not worried about it at all.

I am a little worried about running out of yarn on the second sock. Because the two skeins that KnitPicks sent started on different colours, I’m going to have to cut out three stripes from the beginning of the second skein in order to have matching socks. I’ve cut it really, really close, and my fingers are crossed that my measurements are on the short side instead of the long side. KnitPicks has totally sold out of the Time Traveler colourway, so if I run out I will either have to beg for a length of the proper stripes or have a mismatched sock toe.

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3 Responses to “In Which the Pirate Tries Them On.”
  1. Calophi says:

    I can’t wait to see them! I haven’t done mine yet, but they’ll probably be the next socks I do.

  2. Jen says:

    the jaywalkers are a really tight fit to get on so don’t freak out – i have to really tug mine on, easing them over the heel, but they couldn’t be any bigger or they’d fall down my ankles! it’s just the nature of the pattern :)
    good luck making the yarn last! eep!

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