I want to start this post by saying that the penalty for "jaywalking" in the merry old land of Oz is "thirty bucks". Furthermore, a jaywalker may also be held fully or partially responsible if involved in an "accident" with a "vehicle"!
So, in the above paragraph, let's substitute the word "jaywalking" with the words "a crappy jaywalker", and the words "thirty bucks" with the word "frogging". And let's substitute the words "accident" and "vehicle" with the words "altercation" and "knitter".
Thus the paragraph now reads: I want to start this post by saying that the penalty for a crappy jaywalker in the merry old land of Oz is frogging. Furthermore, a jaywalker may also be held fully or partially responsible if involved in an altercation with a knitter!
Simply put, my Aussie Jaywalker socks were yuck (through no fault of my own), and were frogged this morning. I blame them - not just a little - but A LOT. Not only were they going to be way too big, but the pattern was insane to knit on 2.25mm needles. C'mon guys....really....sl2tog knitwise, k1, psso slipped stitches over.... Do you have any idea how difficult this is with pointy addi turbos? The wool kept splitting, the stitches were too tight, my finger tips resembled a pin cushion, and I kept dropping the slipped stitches instead of passing them over!! Argh! Stupid jaywalkers...
Amidst the despair, somewhat colourful language, and quite honestly....gleeful frogging of those horrid jaywalker socks.... arose a new pair of socks. Ironically they are the Socks of Kindness by Chawne. I am knitting them on size 2.5mm addis and so far, so good.
So, if you're gonna be a jaywalker in Oz, for pete's sake step up to the plate and be the best bonza sock you can be!