Monday, August 27, 2007

The Monkeys are off My Needles

I finally finished the second Monkey sock! I am very pleased with these socks, and with the yarn. I was surprised at how much I had left - I could have made the socks a little longer.

Hard to get a good photo at night with a point and shoot digital camera, but the colour here is fairly accurate. No close-ups I'm afraid.
Pattern: Monkey, from Winter Knitty, by Cookie A.
This was a great pattern. Challenging enough that I had to watch it develop, but straight-forward enough to memorize the 11 row patterning.
Modifications: I changed the heel from a straight knit heel to a slip stitch heel, just because that's the kind I prefer.
Yarn: Super Soxx, bought at Village Yarn Shoppe in Cumberland. This is 75% superwash, 25% polyamide. I really like the feel of it on, and it was nice to knit with, only occasionally splitty. At $14.50 (or thereabouts) for a 100g ball (420 metres), it was good value.
As you can see, I made them fraternal twins. I didn't feel like matching the striping, although it would have been simple to do.


Peg-woolinmysoup said...

Nice Socks! Next time you come down to yarn shop, give me a call and we maybe can meet there. Peg 339-4068!

Olga said...

oooweee, nice looking pair there. I like that yarn,nice striping. I have one monkey done since march, some day I will send for the zoo to get a mate for her.

Anonymous said...

I think these have been on since about March as well. I am just too easily distracted by other projects. Socks are just, always there.