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Thursday, May 07, 2009

Must knit more Monkeys

According to Ravelry this is my seventh pair of Monkeys and I've just cast on (by which I mean I'm five repeats down the leg) pair number eight. It's like a sickness.

Derbyshire monkeys

Pattern: Monkey by Cookie A.
Yarn: Undyed sockyarn from Blue faced byed by me using Super Cook
Needles: 2.5mm
Mods: none - why mess with perfection?
Ravelled: here

These were my travelling socks for our trip to Derbyshire (check out the photos on flickr) last weekend and they were just perfect. The pattern is compelling enough to make the miles in the car just fly by* but memorable enough that you don't have to juggle a chart as well as the map and so readable that you never lose your place. You can knit them whilst walking around, whilst waiting to be served in the restaurant, whilst watching a film in French with subtitles**. They're like the Swiss Army knife of socks, handy in all situations.

Which is why I grafted together the toe of the seventh pair and immediately started the long tail cast on for the eighth.

Summer Monkeys

I think I love these even more! The colourway just screams summer. It's the colour of sorbet and azalea bushes and rose gardens. I feel warmer just looking at them.

* I tried to tell the boyfriend how utterly satisfying it is when you get to the last row of the lace repeat and make the last two purl stitches disappear but I don't think he quite got it.

** If you haven't seen Priceless yet I beg you to - I loved it!

1 comment:

Felix said...

Priceless went straight on my lovefilm queue and I'm considering casting on a pair of monkeys TODAY.