Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
I cast on for the socks last night. These are my first pair.
I guess I'd forgotten how awkward size two double pointed needles and thin yarn are to work with. I had to start over twice before the stitches stopped twisting, and I found my tiny sock knitting groove.
I'm knitting away now, thanks to Vicki for the monkey sock inspiration.
My monkey sock knitting progress may be minimal at this point, but hey, I started, and that's worth something.
Friday, July 27, 2007
In the first picture, you see them frozen like deer in the headlights. Notice the tiger pattern...completely unplanned and unprovoked. I knit one sock after the next with utter disregard for symmetry. In the second pic, they seem to be making a run for it.
tiger monkeys caught in the thicket
making a run for it
Sorry to use up so much space on my pics...but blogger has temporarily frozen my blog.
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Monkey in skacel "Trampoline stretch" knit with Susan Bates silvalume size "0"
They aren't complete yet, but they will be tonight. These are the FASTEST little ol' socks! The pattern of the yarn isn't exactly a perfect compliment for the stitch pattern, but the lace "pops" when they are stretched over the foot. Oh...the yarn...is the most stretchy/bouncy yarn I've ever used. My 13 year old granddaughter would really like these...but maybe they're just a little too...animal???
Monday, July 9, 2007
I'm actually a bit further along than in this picture. I took the Monkeys to the pool with me this weekend and have finished the leg of the first sock. The Monkeys really seem to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine to be found at the pool and are blooming again into a picture of perfect health.
Saturday, June 30, 2007
I think I'm finally starting to feel a little better and will soon be starting on my second pair of Monkey socks.
The first pair I did was in a striping Opal yarn (can't remember which one right off ... lol!) ... This time I want to use a yarn that doesn't stripe so much so that the pattern shows up more ...