Tuesday, September 25, 2007

These Monkeys are off of my back!

My Monkeys are finally off the needles. I really enjoyed knitting them and found them to move along very quickly once I focused on them. It only took me a week to knit the second sock. I will definitely be knitting another pair once I get through a few other sock projects.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

My Monkey - Started

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

Tiger Monkeys Stalking their Prey

As soon as those Tiger Monkeys were off the needles, they leapt off to stalk their prey. I caught up with them at the border. They were, apparently, climbing over the fence...managed to get themselves all tangled up in the passion fruit vines.

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.

monkey tigers in passion 2

tiger monkeys caught in the thicket

monkey tigers in the passion fruit

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

Tiger Monkeys


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

It worked! The Monkeys are alive!

Yay! The Monkeys are alive again!!!! I started these awhile ago and got distracted by other projects. I knew that joining this KAL was exactly what they needed to get back on their feet. I am knitting these in Plymouth Sockotta colorway 6673 (blue, green, yellow and brown on a white background.) I started with #2 dp needles and switched to 40 inch addi turbo circulars for Magic Loop.

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

Monkey Sock 2

I have completed my 2nd pair of Monkey's. I just love this pattern. I will probably use it again and again. These ones were knit in Lisa Souza's Sock! Violet's Pink Ribbon colorway.
Don't you just love them???

Return To Monkey ...

The last couple months have been really tough for me ... A lot going on in my personal life ... I'd been so down that even knitting was impossible for me ...

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 ...