Saturday, March 31, 2007

My Finished Monkeys

Here are my monkeys completed. I'm planning to knit another pair soon in a solid colour yarn so the pattern shows up more. Hope to see some of your completed socks soon.


Tuesday, March 20, 2007

My First Monkeys

Hi, thanks for inviting me to join this KAL. Here are the Monkey socks I am working on at the moment, I am a bit further on with the second sock now as I was knitting it last night at my weekly Stitch n Bitch meeting. I really like the pattern so I am planning to knit it again in a less busy yarn.


Monday, March 19, 2007

The BeanQueen's Monkey Socks

Here they are!
I was surprised how quickly they were done.
However, next time I do these socks, I will use smaller needles. They really are a bit too big for my feet - & I thought my feet were big, LOL.
Nice socks, nice pattern. Thank you for the idea & the KAL.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

My first Mokeys

I finished this pair of socks already in January.
We had a German knitalong for the hand-dyed wool named "Magma" and I decided to knit the Monkey pattern.

And here's a close-up on the pattern and the hand-dyed wool:


I'm really addicted to Monkey socks. I love that pattern and I just had to join this KAL!

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.

from Wuppertal/Germany

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

my "Monkeys" - so far

As of today: I am up to the middle of the foot. I have been thinking about stopping the pattern before I get completely to the toe decreases. I am really bothered by "bumps/ridges" on top of my toes, so figured that the pattern didn't need to go all the way down.

all done.

monkey socks

there ya go. that was pretty fun.

um.. yarn, regia nordic, I don't recall the number. 2.5mm needles, substitute heel.

Sunday, March 4, 2007


Hi, I'm just about to cast on my first monkey. I wanted to knit these as soon as I saw a friend knit one at our knit group, but after she tried them on and they were a bit tight I realised that the design isn't that stretchy and as I have pretty wide feet,the pattern was relegated to the 'one-day' pile . I then remembered that my best friend has her bday pretty soon (end of april) and loves hand-crafted things, so what better than a pair of monkey socks. She is tiny and although she has the same length feet as me (UK5) she has much thinner feet. I can't wait to delve into my sock yarn stash and find the perfect yarn for her. Is anyone finding particular yarns good or bad?

Fell off the Wagon...

I haven't been able to work on my Monkeys for a couple of weeks. I'm still on the fourth repeat, but I really like how they are working up. I think part of the reason for the slow down is that I'm not really sure how I like the fit of them. The ribbing seems okay and the first repeat or two, but then they seem to be getting too baggy. I haven't decided to frog them yet, but am considering it. But they might fit and I'm being paranoid, so I don't want to be hasty. I would cast the other on on smaller needles, but of course they are all being used already. Sigh....

Saturday, March 3, 2007

What do you all think?

I am not sure that this yarn does justice to the monkeys. I'm not very far along, but wanted an opinion. I'm using Socka Color and size 1 needles. I wish there had been more blue in the stripes and if I should have used a plain yarn to show the pattern better. How is everyone coming along with their socks? Sheila.

Friday, March 2, 2007

Checking In

Happy Friday everyone!
No socks here as of yet, but hope to start by Sunday at the latest. I'm always a day late and a dollar behind. LOL!

Lisa :)

Thursday, March 1, 2007

More on Monkeys on the Palouse

Turned the heels, picked up stitches for the gussets & am doing them now.

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

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