Monday, August 13, 2007

Monkey see, Monkey do, Monkies done!

Finished the pair of Monkey socks just a bit ago. Love them! This pattern works up so quickly and is never boring. I will definitely use it again. Here they are lounging in the sunshine, very comfortable inside their new, aromatic cedar blockers.

I started the second sock on Friday afternoon. Thanks to a car club meeting, a party I worked that started late, and a day of car club activities, I got lots of time to work on finishing it. By the time I picked it up today, I only had three pattern repeats and the toe decreases left to finish. That went really quickly and viola! Finished socks!

All that's left is to wash them, block them, make a coordinating mini-sock for the mini-sock blocker keychain, make a label for them, and then give them to my friend. Her birthday was August 1st and I'm pleased that she will get these before a month has passed. Hope they fit!

Specs:

Yarn: Dream in Color Smooshy sock yarn in Visual Purple, of which I still have 42 grams left!

Pattern: Monkey by Cookie A. as published on Knitty.com.

Variations: I did five pattern repeats on the leg instead of six and made a slip-stitch heel instead of a plain stockinette one.

Needles: Crystal Palace bamboo DPNs U.S. size 1.5 (2.50mm)

This is a busy knitting week. Tonight is my local SnB group meeting. Thursday night is the Tigard Knitting Guild monthly meeting, and Friday night is a launch party sponsored by Blue Moon Fiber Arts for Cat Bordhi's new book. Whee!

Okay, I'm off! At the meeting tonight, I'll be working on a new test knit project that uses Knit Picks Andean Silk yarn (55% superfine alpaca, 23% silk, 22% merino wool). If you haven't tried this yarn, you should. It's very soft and feels wonderful when knitting. I see some more of it in my future!

7 comments:

Tammy said...

Oh pretty!! I just started a Mystery Sock in that same yarn and color. I love the purpleness of it!!

Romi said...

Gorgeous color!

yvonnep said...

What pretty monkeys you made! Lovely.

Angelika said...

I wonder what they gave you to knit this time. Mine's almost done already. Was too small and to fast to finish.

Brenda said...

oooo I LOVE this in the solid...absolutely beautiful!

BB said...

They are propper cheeky monkies and I love love love the colour. Me likey.

RecycleMicol said...

Just beautiful! I always wanted to see the Monkey pattern in a solid yarn. The typical variegated is so busy that it hides the nice details.

So pretty!!!
RM