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 ...
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
I'm looking forward to knitting with you!
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Also, we need to get someone to makeup a "Monkey Sock KAL" button/badge....Someone creative enough out there??
Tuesday, May 8, 2007
If anyone did them on 2's ....did you find them baggy? I've gone back and read all the posts. One person mentioned that the pattern was not very stretchy, but it seems more people thought it was too large.
Any advice? 1's or 2's --- I wear a size 9 shoe and my feet are somewhat narrow.
The Daily Stitch
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Sunday, April 1, 2007
I made these socks for Tine who got them as a present in our birthday sock swap. They are a German size 39 and I used Hot Socks "Rio Grande", shade no. 953.
By the way, the next pair is already on my needles. I'm really addicted to this pattern.
Saturday, March 31, 2007
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Monday, March 19, 2007
Sunday, March 11, 2007
Guess what: I'm already working on my third pair of Monkeys. And I think it won't be my last one.
The design is just perfect for any wool. I didn't see a single pair which didn't work out well.
My actual pair will be a present for a very dear friend and I hope to finish it in time for her birthday. The first pair stayed with me and the second one was my pair of socks for a birthday swap of a yahoogroup.
I will post a picture soon.
Tuesday, March 6, 2007
Sunday, March 4, 2007
Saturday, March 3, 2007
Friday, March 2, 2007
Thursday, March 1, 2007
I did have to tink back after doing the first sock & pick up the stitches a bit differently than I usually do as there appeared some holes - YIKES!!!!.
But after doing that things are looking good
drMolly, the BeanQueen
(what the heck is germplasm anyway?) http://tinyurl.com/y5gy5o
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Tuesday, February 27, 2007
monkey knitting, 'eh? started a pair sunday night. got to the toe last night. ripped back to the ankle today, that heel just didn't do the job for me. small setback.. 'm busy tonight so probably won't get it finished til tomorrow but.. it is fun, isn't it? I'm really pleased with how it's working up, otherwise. :)
Sunday, February 25, 2007
I'll sort through my stash tomorrow to find something more appropriate.
I've reached the end of my patterns on the legs of each sock & am starting the heels.
I may have to add a bit to the length of heel as mine do need to be a bit longer.
I am using #2 dpns & the gauge is good. This is an interesting sock.
drMolly, the BeanQueen
Saturday, February 24, 2007
One of my goals this year is to make a pair a month, which seems like quite a feat for me! But I'm pretty proud of myself!!! I finished a pair in January, and think I'll be fine on my February pair ...
Haven't decided if I'll make another pair of Monkey socks for March or not ... But I will definitely be making another pair sometime soon again!!
Friday, February 23, 2007
I'm also knitting Fair Isles for Socks for Soldiers, so I don't know when I will be finishing.
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Monday, February 12, 2007
Sunday, February 11, 2007
I'm just starting the gusset increases on my toe-up Monkey socks ... but the pattern isn't showing up as well as I'd like ... I'm using a striping yarn ... that's probably why ... But I still like them ...
Anyhow ... gotta get going right now ... Will post more later!
Saturday, February 10, 2007
I had joined the Sheep Shawl KAL about 3 weeks ago and have yet to receive my yarn and pattern order. I felt like I needed something else to do to keep my mind off not being able to join in on the other one. Also, I had been following the thread on the List and finally went to see the socks. They are GORGEOUS!!!
So here I am...
Friday, February 9, 2007
I started with 5 dpns, but it was awakward feeling, so switched over to my addi circulars in size one, using a stitch marker inbetween the pattern repeat. Much better feeling!
Thursday, February 8, 2007
I got the pattern from the internet today & have just picked out some yarn from my stash. I'll see if I have some free needles to get started tonight. It's some Meilenweit Scala, color 6534 - a mix of pinks, purples, oranges with a grey base. I'll have to put pictures in so you can appreciate it, though, LOL.
This will be my second KAL - the first was in Jeannies group for the Maple Leaf Socks. I enjoyed that experience so decided to give it another try - and these are the cutest socks.
Good Luck to all.
drMolly, the BeanQueen
There are still many people who had wanted to join up that haven't gotten an e-mail address to me. I'm really sorry that I didn't ask for that to begin with ... I will try, over the next couple days, to contact those people ... But if you see this message and still want to join in the fun ... Just get me your e-mail and I'll try to add you asap! lol ...
Has anyone attempted the Monkey socks toe-up? I'm trying mine that way ... and I reversed the pattern to try and accommodate for that ... But I'm not sure it's gonna look right ... :( Any thoughts on this???
Talk to you all again soon!!!
Wednesday, February 7, 2007
I had already started my Monkey Socks prior to hearing about this KAL. So here's a photo of the first completed sock. I am using Mountain Colors Bearfoot "Juniper" colorway. It is a fun sock to knit and I plan on knitting it again in a different colorway in the future. Can't wait to see everyone's sock progress.
Your socks are beautiful. How are you making them both at once? Are you using a circular needle? I have never seen that before. That is so cool. My yarn is Cherry Tree Hill also, and I think it's the same color.
Can't wait to cast on.
Beth in OK
Don't know if I have the time to actually knit the socks - but I'll try, they're gorgeous! I'll be changing the look of this site for you all though! Bear with me - as I've never used Blogger, my blog is in Typepad, so there might be a wee bit of trial and error - LOL!
Tuesday, February 6, 2007
Monday, February 5, 2007
I'm sorry to make everything so difficult ... but can you please include an e-mail when you post? Then I know for sure I can send you an invite to the blog ... And if you don't hear from me ... please try again!
Sunday, February 4, 2007
Please bear with me as I try to get this together ...
If you would like to join the KAL, please leave a comment here ... And if anyone would be interested in helping me out ... I'd appreciate it!
Also ... if anyone is capable of making a button for the KAL ... that would be much appreciated, also!