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.
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.
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.
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?
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....
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.
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