Saturday, July 28, 2007

My First KAL

This is my first pair of socks using a pattern other than straight knitting. I am using Panda Cotton in the color Sable. I really like this yarn for this pattern. Quite surprising for me, the sock is even turning out quite a bit like the picture!

Black Watch Jisgaw

I ended up switching to Lorna's Laces Black Watch colorway yarn for my Jigsaw socks. I have completed the first two repeats.

Friday, July 27, 2007

I'm doing a Jig!

Okay, it's near impossible to take a picture of these socks. My camera does not want to focus for anything. Between the busy pattern, and the busy colorway, my camera refuses to comply. Growl!!! I just love the way this pattern is working up. I must admit, I've dropped a stitch or 2 twice, and picking up was not easy. Had to back knit several rows. Even after dropping a stitch, I ended up with 5 extra stitches (I'm sure it was my yarn overs). I'm always up for a good challenge though, so these socks will not get the best of me!

I'm using LL in the Uptown colorway. It's working it nicely. 1/2 of the sock looks mostly purple, and the other 1/2 looks mostly blue. I like funky stuff like that though, so I'm not minding at all. I do have a thicker ankle then some, so I did cast on 70 stitches instead of 60. Here's hoping it doesn't prove to be too complicating when I get to the foot.

Back to the, click, click.....

Thursday, July 26, 2007


Hey Jigsaw Knitters,
I got a wonderful e-mail from our pattern designer. It was very humbling. Lets do her proud. Post lots of pictures of your beautiful Jigsaw socks. I will be posting mine this weekend. Pass the pattern along to some of your knitting buddies.
Jigsaw Pattern

Edited/Added 7/27/07:
Eeewww, this Jigsaw yarn is not working out at all. I am going to frog it. I think I will try Lorna's Laces White Chocolate or Fearless Fibers Sublime (or both). The Jigsaw Heirloom is like a self fair isle yarn or something and it is harsh feeling like Trekking XXL.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Casting On

I am casting on tonight. I meant to cast on before my copy of The Deathly Hallows came but I did not make it. All done with that, so I can focus on my knitting. I cannot wait to start this pattern.

Monday, July 23, 2007

LeslieJ - 1 round completed

Here is my sock so far! I'm loving this pattern! (except for when you do the YO at the end of the round). So far so good with the 2 circ's (my first attempt) We'll have to see how it goes for the gusset!
Hope everyone is having as much fun as I am.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Jigsaw Jigsaws

Hi all,

I have some Jigsaw Heirloom from the Loopy Ewe, my Loopy Groupie gift from Sheri. I will be casting on Friday night and working on them while I listen to the The Deathly Hallows audiobook.
Ciao for now,


ready to start

I have a skein of Knit Picks Bare (superwash of course) that I dyed using the lace gradation technique that I plan to use for these socks. I call it "Not Merlot (if anyone orders bleeping merlot, I'm leaving)" and it ranges from light pinky to deep wine. I still have to wind it up, so it might take a few years!

I still have a few UFOs I need to wrap up, but I am raring to go.


More Lorna's Laces For This Project

Like Leslie, I, too have Lorna's Laces yarn bought especially for these socks. The colorway I'm going to use is "Gelato". I'm casting on today and will get some pics soon.

Waiting to start!

I am waiting for my needles to arrive from Knit Picks. Yarn is all picked out, Lorna's Laces (from my stash) color: Mt. Creek.

Sunday, July 8, 2007


Welcome to our little Jigsaw Sock Knitalong! Everyone is welcome; just email Carrie at socksinthecitypodcast at yahoo dot com and I'll send you an invite to post on the blog! Let us all know your start date and yarn choice and all those lovely details!

I'm using HOT pink Koigu! (my first Koigu!!)