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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

FOs - Monkey socks and Vogue skirt

Monkey socks

Pattern: Monkey by Cookie A.
Needles: 2.5mm
Yarn: Blissful in Ring a Ring o Roses by Skein Queen

Vogue skirt

Pattern: V8560
Fabric: Sun spots by Amy Butler
Size: 14

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.

American Vintage fabric

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.

Skirt rear view

I love the pleats - they're very satisying to do and give the skirt a lovely full shape.

Skirt front view

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.

Oak mirror


felix said...

The skirt is truly a thing of joy, I love the pleats.
I also love the impressive mountain of monkeys which seems to be augmented with new pairs quite regularly! That Skeinqueen colorway is very pretty and for your mirror, I can recommend.very long steel screws and tight-fitting rawplugs.

Moggle said...

Gorgeous socks, and I really like the skirt too.

Lara said...

I'm glad that it isn't just me that worries about things falling off walls on to me. (Did you see the recent Lewis episode with the girl being killed by a mirror? Quite savage).
Beautiful skirt and socks, I always marvel at how productive you are. The skirt is lovely with the pleats and dots - perfect for summer. The monkeys are very pretty in that colourway.