Saturday, February 04, 2006

Jaywalkers

I think I'm in love!

I am enjoying knitting these so much, dunno if it's the pattern; which is simple enough to remember without recourse to the instructions all the time, but interesting enough not to be just DULL; or if it's the yarn, which seemed a bit strange and sort of stringy and tightly twisted when I first felt it but is actually really lovely to knit with.

I started them last weekend and didn't take them away with me but picked them up again when I got back on Wednesday after I finished the "Freezing Toes" socks. Have had trouble putting them down since then.

It's so nice to get a project that is an absolute joy to be knitting.

oops forgot the credit (though I'm sure you all know already) Jaywalkers by Grumperina published in last October's Magknits. The yarn is Cherry Tree Hill Supersock in Peacock bought in the sale at Get Knitted.

Oh and while we're on the subject of Magknits poor Kerrie put up a post about how much flack she takes from people complaining about the site. Apparently from about sixty emails she got when the latest edition went up TWO were compliments and the rest were complaints about the patterns which people didn't like, the fact that the balance of patterns was wrong, too much advertising etc.

COME ON PEOPLE GET REAL

this is a free magazine, the advertising is necessary to PAY for it! Doh!
We don't all want to knit the same things, some you'll like, some you won't. Live with it!
Kerrie puts in an enormous ammount of work in her own time to get this organised and out to the knitting public and she deserves our support (the same goes for the Knitty team I would imagine).

Lets give some positive feedback.

Okay, rant over!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love the sock's they are fantastic.
SPX

TGirl said...

Love your socks too. I have some Lorna's Laces that I could use for Jaywalkers - I was worried the pattern was too complex, but you seem to be enjoying knitting them. I have promised myself no more sock yarn until I have knitted some from my 18 ball strong stash! (How long that will last I'm not sure.) Happy knitting! T x

Sharon J said...

It never ceases to amaze me that even when you give somebody something for nothing they want something more! Having run some 'free' sites myself, I know exactly how Kerrie feels.

I'm starting to feel like the only sock knitter on the planet that has no intention of knitting Jaywalkers.

~Sharon