Jaywalking In Nairobi

Jaywalking in Nairobi

Half way into November, I finally finished my Socktober socks, now named Jaywalking In Nairobi.

OK… I’ll admit it. I actually like them. Washed and ready to go to their intended recipient at Christmas, they are incredibly soft and luxurious. I love the colors and how the zig zag in the Jaywalker pattern fits in with the African theme of the yarn color. This was a very happy marriage of yarn and pattern, and I am glad I listened to the yarn when it whispered knit me into Jaywalkers.

I will definitely knit with this yarn again.

I will probably not knit Jaywalkers again. I like the finished results, but I didn’t have a great time in the heat of battle. It just seemed like a fight all the way to the finish. I am sure that was an issue with the knitter, and not the pattern.

The Particulars:

  • Yarn: Regia Silk Color (55% wool, 25% nylon, 20% silk / 50gr 200yds per ball) in colorway 189, Nairobi — most of two balls.
  • Needles: Knitpicks Classic circulars, US#1 (2.5mm).
  • Pattern: Toe-up Jaywalkers.
  • Where I deviated from the pattern:
    • I used the Magic Cast On.
    • I knit my standard heel rather than the heel in the pattern.
    • I used Eye Of Partridge stitch on the heel flap.
  • Other techniques: I used the free end of the yarn to knit the heel so as not to disturb the color pattern on the rest of the sock.



  • Translate
  • Thought of the Minute
    • The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.

      (Bertrand Russell)
  • Word Of The Day
  • Current Weather
  • Current Moon
    • Waning Crescent/wp-content/plugins/mondphasen/img/m28.png
      10-22-2014

      Waning Crescent
      94% of cycle finished


      Next New Moon: 10-23-2014
      Next Full Moon: 11-07-2014
  • I Feel
    • laughing
      pretty
  • Read A Banned Book
  • Stuff I Recommend
  • Some of the things I yammer about
  • Steal My Buttons (link back please)
    • PI button

    • 401(k)nit

    • Yarn Collector

  • Check This Out
    • Sock Summit 2009
    • PDX Knit Bloggers ring

    • Ravelry
    • world wide knit in public day
    • Rockin Girl Blogger
    • Ravelry
    • The Proselytize Knitting Badge The MacGyver Badge (Level One) The I Will Crush You With My Math Prowess Badge The I have Been Published in a Knitting Magazine badge
  • Miscellany

    • CaRP

    • WP Forged

    • freshly Minted
  • Locations of visitors to this page


  • October 2014
    • October 2014
      S M T W T F S
      « Feb    
       1234
      567891011
      12131415161718
      19202122232425
      262728293031  
  • Book! Beyond Toes
  • Let's Talk
    • email me at

    • Or find me here:

  • Say What?
    • Cindy Derrow: If you’re supposed to cast on 64...
    • Lorilee Fagnoni: F*ckin’ remarkable things here. I...
    • Annie: Thank you, thank you, thank you from a knitter...
    • Johne54: I’m really enjoying the design and layout...
    • Gail Mowry: just had to remind myself how to do the cast...
  • Tweet Tweet
  • Wayback Machine
  • Time Machine

  • Present Future
    • Fri, Oct 24 - Friday! (3 days)
    • Fri, Oct 31 - Halloween (10 days)
    • Sun, Nov 2 - Daylight Savings Time Ends (12 days)
    • Tue, Nov 4 - General Election (14 days)
    • Tue, Nov 11 - Veteran's Day (21 days)
    • Thu, Nov 27 - Thanksgiving (37 days)
Stuff I Gotta Do
No dates present

Follow The Leader shawl

30%

entrelac wrap

0%

swatched

Arabesque shawl

100%

starting

Jubjub Bird Socks

15%

on the feet

I Mog Di

15%

on the feet

Peacock Feather Shawl

0%

swatched

Honeybee Stole

5%

in progress

Irtfa'a Faroese Shawl

0%

In the queue

Lenore

20%

On Hold
temporarily abandoned

Fatigues henley sweater

10%

On Hold
temporarily abandoned

Jade Sapphire Scarf

15%

On Hold
no reason - just on hold

#1 Son's Blanket

2%

On Hold
(but still feeling slightly guilty)

Cotton Bag

1%

In the queue
Swatched, finished object is in my head