Yarn Harlot is holding the Knitting Olympics this year.
Somehow, I feel compelled to join in, though to be fair I`m not going to be watching much of the actual Olympics. So I have decided to attempt a pair of the notorious Jaywalker socks, from Magknits. After all, every knitter on the planet except me has knitted a pair of Jaywalkers. Th fact that I`ve only ever knitted one sock pattern in my life (plain stockinette top-down) does not deter me.
I felt I needed to do some research on Jaywalkers. What better place to start than the current Jaywalker KAL on January One`s blog ? And on there I found a link to this gallery of Jaywalkers, on Grumperina`s Knitblog
That gallery is seriously intimidating.....
However, useful information has been gleaned. I can use my favourite Opal yarn, of which I have several balls in the stash. I have the right needles...but I need to check my gauge over the pattern, and Harlot said that swatching was allowed because it was training. Good....because I`d better have a wee practice of the zigzag pattern too. More training!
(A small evil voice says that perhaps knitting an entire practice Jaywalker wouldn`t be regarded as legitimite training, perhaps. Oh well, never mind!)
I`m off to inspect the stash...and I`d better get on with the current socks on the needles, yes?