Wednesday, July 14, 2010
FOs - Monkey socks and Vogue skirt
Pattern: Monkey by Cookie A.
Yarn: Blissful in Ring a Ring o Roses by Skein Queen
Fabric: Sun spots by Amy Butler
What do these two have in common? It turns out that just one isn't enough. According to Ravelry I've now completed my 11th pair of Monkeys and I've just started my second skirt in this pattern - this time a slightly shorter version in a gorgeous grey cotton I bought at Darnit and Stitch.
It's almost a shame that the zipper is such a perfect colour match as the method for inserting the zip is so neat that you can hardly see it.
I love the pleats - they're very satisying to do and give the skirt a lovely full shape.
These photos btw were taken with the aid of our new mirror. We got it at the same time as the rest of the furniture but it's been standing in a box in the hall until this week. Now it's standing on the floor in the living room until we work up the nerve to hang it. I want to hang it over the dining table or the sofa but it's very heavy and I'm rather paranoid about it falling off the wall and killing us whilst we eat dinner.