My first pair of Jaywalkers suffered a not unexpected setback over the weekend. I've been tweaking the pattern and on the second sock finally got the fit just right.
After which the first sock simply wouldn't do. At least the ribbing can be re-used.
The pattern as written yields a baggy cuff with a soft drape that contrasts with the firm chevron fabric more than I like, so I cast on 64 sts using 0s, worked the 2x2 ribbing, changed to 1s, increased to 76 sts, then began the chevron pattern. In the chevron pattern, I substituted left- and right-leaning m1 increases for kfb increases because I prefer the look. The result is a somewhat inelastic sock, which I hope will prove hard-wearing. I plan to use this pair for cycling (hence the hi-viz mi bandera colors). If I can finish on time, I'll wear them for Bike NY.
Also this weekend, I spotted this pair of blue morph snow geese at Clarks Pond (Exit 151). Their size, pink legs, pink bill with black grin patch, and black primary feathers make the identification fairly certain.
Except the bird book says eastern snow geese are pure white with black primaries and western snow geese are blue with black primaries. Both forms are supposed to migrate in vast flocks to spend the summer on the arctic tundra. Huh. Guess this happy couple didn't read the book. If they stick around and set up housekeeping, it'll be interesting to see what their goslings look like.
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