Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go

You put the boom-boom into my heart,
You send my soul sky-high when your lovin’ starts.
Jitterbug into my brain,
Goes a-bang-bang-bang ‘til my feet do the same.

As I said, they are done.

Jitterbug Slate socks done

Of the two pictures, this one best depicts the colors.

I just did the sock as toe-up with an after-thought heel. The reason for the after-thought heel was to keep the color pattern intact as it went from foot to leg; but since I changed the stitch pattern at that point, it may not have mattered. Again, the pooling was kind of strange, though I liked it.

Another Jitterbug Slate shot

The colors traveled around a bit more on the second sock, for whatever reason. I have no idea. For the toe and the heal, I did the magic loop, while the rest of the sock I knit using my 12″ circulars. The needle size was 2.5mm throughout.

I really liked working with the Jitterbug, but I find that there is just not enough yardage in a skein for socks for myself. The legs on these are kind of short, and I have no yarn left over (not that that is uncommon.) Actually, the second sock is a row shorter because I ran out of yarn. Of course, if someone is that close that they can tell which sock is shorter, I will ask them to shine my shoes while he is down there.

4 thoughts on “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go

  1. I’ve just resigned myself to living in a world where one skein won’t make a pair of size 13 socks. Now if only that were an average woman’s foot size….

  2. Your socks look great! I changed patterns for my socks as I thought I was going to run out of yarn. Now that I see how much area you got out of your Jitterbug, I think I could have made the socks I had planned. I give you credit for using 12″ needles, they did not agree with my hands.

  3. Fantastic socks! But I’m not sure I can ever forgive you for earworming me with that song. Just when I thought the worst of the 80’s was dead and gone….

  4. I’m a BIG fan of the afterthought heel. It’s a great way to preserve the pattern of the yarn. Plus, you can always do a contrast heel and toe to conserve yarn. (For the big foot out there.)
    And, just an after thought, but that first photo seems rather…suggestive for some reason. Can’t put my finger on it…

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